IEC2012 Blog

Beautiful, Sacred Music Filled the Air

June 13, 2012

Just before 4pm Mass today, Pilgrims shared the wonderfully uplifting experience of hearing Sarah McCourt singing Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Pie Jesu and Shubert’s Ave Maria, along with one of her own father’s compositions, De Profundus. She was accompanied by her father, organist and composer, Brendan McCourt.

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Interview: Fiona Walsh, Choir Director Ennis Gospel Choir

June 13, 2012

During the week of the Congress, readers, singers and dancers from all over the world perform in the main arena between one and two o’clock. One of the groups taking part on Wednesday was the Ennis Gospel Choir from Co Clare.

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It’s God’s Party – He Is Not Going To Let It Rain!

June 10, 2012

Our Lady of Victories Gospel Choir members have been singing together for 5 years, but today was one of their highs. They sang two pieces with the Maynooth Gospel Choir: My Help and Go Out and Tell. For them, the Opening Event was both uplifting and spiritual, and they thought it was a great honour to perform after the Three Tenors of Ireland. In true Irish fashion, we talked about the weather –and one of them very aptly remarked, ‘It’s God’s party – He is not going to let it rain!’

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