A bit of Gospel for sailing fans

Galway Gospel Choir will perform on the Topaz Main Stage of the Galway Volvo Ocean Race Festival on Wednesday May 27 at 8pm. The choir, directed by Anne-Michel Durham, will perform songs of American gospel origin as well as contemporary music.

The choir has performed with choirs from France, Sweden, the US, the UK and Estonia, and recently visited and performed with the French choir Contre Ut et Maree, in La Rochelle.

The group also competed successfully at the Cork Choral Festival in May. The 50 members of the choir, are well known locally, having performed at various events in the city and county, including concerts at the Franciscan Abbey, the Galway Arts Festival and performances with the Harlem Gospel Choir at the Town Hall.

Mayo School of Music Youth Choir, recent winners at the Navan Choral Festival, will perform before Galway Gospel choir on the main stage at 7.30pm. The choirs are followed by Strictly Come Tango and Caminos de Tango so it promises to be a great night’s entertainment.


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