Parish and Pres Choirs to Perform for the Pope

Castleisland Parish Choir pictured at the RTÉ studios after they sang at the live broadcast of mass on RTÉ One radio and television on Sunday morning. Front from left: Bríd Mills , Grace McCarthy, Julie Twomey, Mary Walsh, Joan Brosnan, Ailish Walsh and Celia Regan.Middle from left: Emer Nelligan, Anne O’Shea, Anne McCarthy , Teresa Cronin, Noreen Cremins, Betty Walsh, Betty O’Rourke, Kathleen McAuliffe,Betty McAuliffe and Renee McCarthy.Back from left: Joe Walsh, Michael Horan, Jerome O’Driscoll, Tim McCarthy, David Breen, Mikie O’Connor, Jean Horgan, Maura Hartnett, Margaret O’ Leary, Sheila Walsh and Noreen O’Callaghan. Photograph: Nora Fealey

Castleisland Parish Choir members are delighted to have been invited to participate as part of the choir for the Papal Mass in the Phoenix Park in Dublin on the 26th of August.

“What an honour and privilege it is for us all,” was the choir’s reaction to the great news.

They will be joined by another Castleisland choir on the big occasion – the Presentation Secondary School Choir.

The last 12 months have been a hugely profile building and successful period for the parish choir as it was also invited to participate in the RTÉ One Sunday morning mass last February.

Not to mention its powerful performance at the Good Friday Passion Play in the Church of Saints Stephen and John at the end of March.

And, last December it put on a stirring, curtain raising performance on the night of the church packing Three Tenors concert.

It’s going to make a busy summer of rehearsals for the members of both choirs with one great goal to aim for – the Phoenix Park at the end of August.

Congratulations to all involved.


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