“They’ve performed in festivals all over Ireland, as well as Brittany, Rome, Florence, Vienna, London, Prague, Krakow, Toronto and New York” – Galway’s Dunmore Church Choir is putting on a special concert for EACH

A concert featuring the angelic voices of an Irish church choir is being organised to support East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH). Members of the Dunmore Church Choir, from Galway, will be showcasing their talent at Cambridge’s Corpus Christi College Chapel.

They will be performing a diverse selection of music and transporting the audience through the ages, transcending borders with masterpieces by composers like Vivaldi, Fauré and Handel, as well as the bewitching beauty of traditional Irish airs.

It is hoped the event will raise in the region of £1,000 for EACH, which has a base at nearby Milton. Dr Dervila Glynn, who has lived in Cambridge more than 20 years, is organising the concert alongside conference and events bureau Meet Cambridge.

The choir hails from her native home town in Ireland and sister-in-law Ciara is one of the members. The choir’s main objective is to sing church music for liturgical celebrations throughout the year and, as part of their Cambridge tour, they will also be singing at the vigil mass at the Church of Our Lady and the English Martyrs on Saturday, 28th October (6pm).

“Every two years the choir do a tour and this month I’m delighted they’ve decided to come to Cambridge,” said Dervila, who is Cambridge Neuroscience Strategic Manager at the University of Cambridge.

“It’s a real highlight of the weekend that we’re able to host a special show for EACH. The choir was formed in 1967 and consists of 50 members, the majority of whom are travelling to Cambridge.

“They’ve performed in choral festivals all over Ireland, as well as Brittany, Rome, Florence, Vienna, London, Prague, Krakow, Toronto and New York.

“In 2008, they released a magnificent CD, Christmas in Dunmore, and the choir is the backbone of the local musical society, producing many productions, including Calamity Jane, South Pacific, Oklahoma, Oliver, Westside Story, My Fair Lady and Annie Get your Gun and Showtime.”

Doors open at 6pm on Friday, 27th October, with the concert getting underway at 6.30pm. Tickets cost £20, plus a booking fee, and are available by heading here.

Corpus Christi College Chapel, in Trumpington Street, can accommodate around 100 people.

“We’re delighted to be able to host the concert in the beautiful chapel at Corpus Christi College and are very grateful to its Chaplain, the Revd Dr Matt Bullimore, and Director of Music, Nicholas Danks, for having us,” added Dervila.

“Attendees will have the opportunity to make additional donations to EACH and we’re delighted that 100% of ticket sales will go towards supporting this worthy cause.”

Notes to Editors

“EACH has made us all feel part of an extended family and, thanks to staff and fellow families, we’re not alone with problems. We always leave The Treehouse feeling positive, stronger and thankful.”

  • We care for children and young people with life-threatening conditions across Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk, and support their families.
  • We offer families flexibility and control over where they receive their care and support, including where their child dies – at home, in hospital or at one of three hospices at Milton (Cambridge), The Nook (Norfolk) and The Treehouse (Ipswich).
  • Our family-centred approach includes specialist nursing care, symptom management support, short breaks, wellbeing activities, therapies and counselling, all meeting the individual needs of the child, young person and whole family.
  • We are recognised as leaders in our field, with a reputation for excellence and commitment to pioneering development and innovation.
  • We rely on voluntary donations for the majority of our income and this year need to raise £5.8 million from fundraising and £6.5 million in income from our shops. The year before the pandemic we received just 16% of our total income from statutory sources.
  • EACH Royal Patron –Her Royal Highness The Princess of Wales.
  • For more information about EACH, including forthcoming events and how you can help raise funds,visit each.org.uk or call our Suffolk fundraisers on 01473 917965.

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For further information about this release please contact:

Matt Plummer | Media and PR Manager | 07738 328058 | Matt.Plummer@each.org.uk


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