Unity Gospel Choir Limerick Gospel Fest to take place this weekend
By ilovelimerick correspondent Frances Watkins
Unity Gospel Choir Limerick Gospel Fest will be taking place at the Milk Market, Sunday October 8 at 11 am.
At the Unity Gospel Choir Limerick Gospel Fest there will be flash mobs, an artisan bake sale with amazing buns and cakes along with a gospel workshop.
Those in attendance will be in with the chance to win a gospel choir performance for their wedding, party or event. All they have to do is purchase a ticket for the event for €10 and they will be in with the chance to win €1,600 worth of wedding music for their wedding. Get your tickets from 061-275488 or 086-1003250 or 087-7427098.
The Unity Gospel Choir Limerick was formed in January 2013 by Greta McCormack-O’Shea M.A. Greta, a musician, started the choir with the hope of having a community-based choir that brought joy to the community as well as to each member of the choir. “Our tagline is “Singing with joy in our hearts” and that’s what we do. Everywhere we go and everything we do we try and do that”. The choir currently has 35 members and they rehearse every Tuesday night at their rehearsal space.
The choir performs at a variety of events including weddings, corporate events and charity events. They have been hugely involved in numerous charity events throughout Limerick over the years including Darkness into Light, Mindful mental health festival and also have strong ties with Milford Hospice amongst many others. The choir are passionate about their work with charities in Limerick. Greta said, “We are all about supporting the community as much as we can”.
In August 2016, Vanessa Finn a member of the Unity Gospel Choir Limerick started a successful campaign called #SingForSyria. The challenge consisted of people filming themselves singing or lip syncing a chorus of a song from the year before you were born. This was because the campaign was started after a picture of a five-year-old Syrian refugee, Omran Daqneesh went viral. Vanessa said, “the last time there was any kind of peace in Syria was before little Omran was born”. She also created awareness of numbers people could text in order to donate money to help refugees.
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