Savannah Childrens Choir from Georgia, USA will give a concert at the Redemptorist Church, Mount St Alphonsus, South Circular Road, Limerick together with the student ensembles of the Redemptorist Centre of Music. The singers, aged 10-16 will perform an entertaining and varied programme which includes spirituals, gospel music, jazz, folk songs, Irish melodies and popular classics. The summer evening concert starts at 8.15pm.
Savannah Children’s Choir are celebrating their 10th anniversary this year with a ‘Homecoming’ tour to Ireland. Many local people from County Waterford and County Wexford settled in Savannah and there are still many connections through both families and organisations on both sides of the Atlantic.
In addition to the 30 singers, 50 additional family members and friends are travelling with the choir and taking the opportunity to visit the ‘home country’. The group will stay for eight days in Ireland and will spend time visiting several local tourist attractions, including King John’s Castle and Lough Gur Standing Stones.
“We are all looking forward to singing with the students of the Centre of Music”, said Rebecca Flaherty the Savannah Choir conductor. ‘ The children are excited about the visit and have worked very hard to give their best possible performance for the people of Limerick and the surrounding area” she continued.
The event is being hosted by the Redemptorist Centre of Music, which is based at St Alphonus and runs a scholarship programme which provides instruments and tuition to students (both adults as well as children) that are of deserving circumstances.
Thursday June 9 Redemptorist Church, Mount St Alphonsus Limerick. Entrance is free with a suggested voluntary donation of €5 and all proceeds go to the Centre of Music.
For more information check out the Savannah Childrens Choir site here
You can also find Savannah Childrens Choir on Facebook
Read more on the I Love Limerick site here