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Zion Vocal Ensemble Limerick Concert in aid of Bloodbike Mid West



Zion Vocal Ensemble Limerick Concert in aid of Bloodbike Mid West

By ilovelimerick correspondent Frances Watkins

Zion Vocal Ensemble Limerick will be hosting a Christmas Concert on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 in aid of Blood Bike Mid-West.  Admission for the concert is free and there will be a raffle with all the proceeds going to Blood Bike Mid-West. The concert will take place in the beautiful chapel at Mary Immaculate College. 

Established in 2015, Zion Vocal Ensemble is a community choir made up of members from right across Limerick City and County, of all ages and abilities.  “We meet once a week, and have performed at weddings, funerals, charity and community events” explained choir director Stephen Dunne. The group teamed up with UL student Ciarán O’ Cuinneagain as part of his MA in Community Music, and have written their first song called ‘Reclamation’.  The song celebrates singing as a powerful healing tool to express our emotions and the lyrics include,  “Sing out your emotions, sing and make them real, life can be so so hard, acknowledge how you feel.”




Stephen says, “Singing expresses that which words cannot. We sing to show our emotions so that in times of joy it is uplifting while in times of sorrow, it can heal our pain. For most people in our choir singing has been a part of our lives for as long as we can remember and from a very early age, we are inclined to sing, even before we can speak.”

Blood Bike Mid-West is a charitable organisation who provide urgently needed transport for blood products, drugs, breast milk and more at no cost to the recipient.  They are a completely voluntary organisation and are solely funded by donations and fundraising.

All are welcome to the Zion Vocal Ensemble Limerick Concert for what is to be a fun and festive evening of entertainment with special the fabulous Salon Singers and some traditional Irish music with the talented Jade Purcell. 

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