This concert is a fundraising event for Don Bosco Care who provide residential care and after care support for children and young adults who cannot live in their family home.
THE ISLAND OF IRELAND PEACE CHOIR
The Island of Ireland Peace Choir emerged from the tragedy of the 1998 Omagh bomb, which saw the highest death toll in a single incident during the ‘Troubles’. Twenty-nine people died, including a mother pregnant with twins, with over 200 injured. It was founded by Dr Phil Brennan who wished to find a way of bringing the peoples of Ireland, north and south, together, irrespective of their political, religious or cultural identities.
The Choir comprises of Catholics and Protestants from Omagh in Northern Ireland and from Waterford in Southern Ireland as well as people from around Ireland and the UK, who believe that what unites them as Christians is far more powerful than anything that could divide them.
The collective power of their diverse voices of the choir when they sing in Taizé vigils and concerts around Ireland is a potent symbol of their shared aspiration for a new style of society on this island where difference and discord gives way to something more inclusive and harmonious.
Recently the Island of Ireland Peace Choir, sang both the national anthems of Ireland and England in the Aviva Stadium prior to the Ireland v’s England Soccer match.
Dr Phil Brennan
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