Sunday 1st May, 10am
OLV Gospel Choir is a group of young people who aim to communicate an inspiring message of hope and joy through their music. The choir was formed in 2007 by Kevin Kelly and was directed by Ciaran Coll for ten years. In 2019, Ciara Murphy became the choir director. The OLV Gospel Choir sing every Sunday evening at mass in Our Lady of Victories Church, Ballymun Road, Dublin. The choir have participated in many competitions, including choral festivals at New Ross, Navan and Sligo, and they last came to the Cork Choral Festival in 2013. As well as competitions, they have enjoyed performing at a variety of events, concerts and fundraisers, and travelling to perform in different cities, including Vienna, London and Nice. In 2018 they recorded their first album, a collection of their favourite songs called “One Love”. Every year the choir produce a showcase concert of inspiring music and reflections known as “Voices of Hope”. As part of the choirs celebration of 10 years together, they travelled to Rome to sing at the Vatican City in 2018. This same year they performed a 10 year celebration concert at the Button Factory in Dublin. Another highlight of 2018 was when the choir sang for Pope Francis in the Pro-Cathedral, Dublin as he held a meeting with engaged and newly-married couples.