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It's heaven as Miriam relives her school choir days

Broadcaster Miriam O'Callaghan got to relive her treasured school choir days yesterday.

The 'Prime Time' presenter revealed her deep love of singing as she added her voice to a tuneful choir comprised of deaf and hearing students who will next week perform together at the Helix Theatre in Dublin City University.

The broadcaster shared a hymn sheet with Archbishop Diarmuid Martin as she sang along with the choir at St Dominic's College in Cabra yesterday.

For the first time, pupils from St Mary's Girls' School for the Deaf in Cabra will join students from St Dominic's and Belvedere College for a special performance involving singing and signing at 'Emmanuel' -- the largest event of live spiritual music to take place in Dublin every year.

Run by the archdiocese of Dublin, it involves three days of spiritual music, prayer and workshops, which culminates in a live concert.

Ms O'Callaghan told the students how she had loved being a member of the choir at her alma mater -- St Anne's in Milltown, south Dublin.

The mum of eight said: "This was a beautiful way to spend the morning. I came in hearing the girls from the Deaf School and St Dominic's College, and the boys from Belvedere College singing so beautifully and I thought I had walked into heaven.

"I was in the school choir when I was young and I always loved singing."

Irish Independent