January 17, 2021
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Hitting the right note: Local choir raise €5,000 for homeless charity

A local choir in  Wicklow has raised €5,000 for a  homeless charity in Bray following a full house at their Christmas concert in December.

Bray Choral Society were able to present local charity WH Five Loaves with a cheque earlier this week after their sellout show in Christ Church.

“WH Five Loaves are very grateful to the people of Bray for their generous support for the concert and for the charity,” a spokesperson said.

“The event has had a knock on benefit in highlighting the charity in the Bray area, with all types of donations to the charity well up on previous January periods.”

Five Loaves delivers vital support to the homeless of Bray through the provision of daytime shelter, hot meals and washing facilities, as well as the means of basic survival for rough sleepers.

With the growing problem of homelessness, all donations are greatly appreciated and make a real and immediate difference to people’s lives.

On March 22, Bray Choral Society will sing the Mozart Requiem in the National Concert Hall with the Dublin Orchestral Players, followed on May 16 by the BCS Summer Concert, which this year features two beautiful works of the American composer Dan Forrest.

In June, BCS takes up the personal invitation from the composer Howard Goodall to sing his work ‘Invictus – A Passion’ in Carnegie Hall for its New York premiere.

Picture: Tommy Gordon (manager, WH Five Loaves), Carol Hunter (former chairperson, BCS), Catherine McCarthy (current chairperson BCS) and Frank Kelly (musical director, BCS

 

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