We are an Gospel Choir who welcome members of all faiths. We rehearse on Tuesday night from September to June. We sing once every two months in Christ Church Cathedral in Waterford City at the family service.
Since its establishment in 2005, the choir has been contributing to the musical life of the city, giving recitals and sharing concerts with other local groups. Voci has had competitive successes at Arklow and New Ross Choral Festivals. The choir's repertoire explores a range of music from early polyphony to arrangements of light music and also includes music by Irish composers. The choir recently sang at the St. Patrick's Day Mass for the Irish Community in Rome and also performed in The Pantheon and Teatro Don Bosco.
From its establishment by Mary Lawless in Autumn 2014 the Choirs highlights include; performing on air as part of RTE Lyric FM’s Carol for Christmas Competition 2015 ;participating in the official ceremonies for Ireland 2016 singing our especially commissioned Centenary music, hosting an Autumn Concert with guest Soprano Cara O’Sullivan and singing solo and with massed choirs in Waterford Lions Club WLR FM Christmas Appeal Concert 2016. We practice on Tuesday nights from 7.30 – 9pm. Find and like us on FB.
David found men and women from the hostels in Waterford that took part and the Waterford High Hopes Choir was born. Today we are still going strong with a membership that still includes some of the founder members. We sing to support people experiencing homelessness and suffering with mental health issues and addictions.
From an initial group of just ten members, the choir has gone from strength to strength and now has 50 singers. The choir's wide, varied repertoire is drawn from around the world. The choir is directed by Cian O’Carroll and ably assisted by Cecilia Kehoe as accompanist. The choir rehearses on Tuesdays from 8pm at Glor Na Mara Primary School, Tramore, Co. Waterford.