The choir was formed in late 2011 by four of its current members Geraldine Morris, Clare Kilkenny (Director), Grace Somers and Ivan Porteous followed very shortly aferwards by Roseann Butler.
Its aims were to bring about a new choir in Kilkenny which would expose powerful, enriching and meaningful songs to an audience of many. A huge part of this plan was to welcome on board people who had a passion for singing (including those who had never experienced choral singing) to enhance their lives and be a source of personal therapy and camaraderie for all. Our focal point of material was realised and planned to be of a Soulful/Spiritual context; hence the name. We also envisaged fundraising for local charities a priority in our plan.
With new members coming on board, the Director saw room for developing the choir's ability into a four-part mixed group with endless opportunities arising. Clare writes the majority of the parts for the choir and also plays, records and produces most of the tracks used in our repertoire.
Our performances; regular and occasional have included
The Capuchin Friary Church, The Dominican Black Abbey Church, Piltown Church, St. Mary's Cathedral, St. Canice's Cathedral and (St. John's Church Kilkenny where we are resident every second month.) AND MANY MORE.
HIGHLIGHTS TO DATE INCLUDE APPEARANCES/PERFORMANCES AT:
HOSTING OF "VOICES OF KILKENNY" CONCERT FUNDRAISER, ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CAROL CONCERT FUNDRAISERS FOR COIS NORE/GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE/THE SAMARITANS/CARLOW-KILKENNY HOME CARE TEAM/OUR ANNUAL EASTER MASS IN DIFFERENT PARISHES/BOOK LAUNCHES.
HIRED FOR WEDDINGS/CIVIL CEREMONIES/FESTIVE CONCERTS AND APPEARANCES AT CHRISTMAS/AWARDS NIGHTS FOR KCETB (VEC).
PLEASE CONTACT THE P.R.O. FOR PRICES.
Another important aspect of choir membership is providing social events and activities for the choir. We delight in organising annual and occasional party nights for to bond, chat and get to know each other better.
Rehearsals take place Tuesdays 8pm-9:30pm during the academic year.
The venue for rehearsals is O'Loughlin Gaels GAA club function room, Hebron Road Kilkenny.