Friday 20 April 2018

Greenhills girls for Croker world record bid

The Greenhills choir
The Greenhills choir

Hubert Murphy

A GROUP of over 60 local schoolgirls have been plucked from 15,000 singers nationwide to play a leading role in a world record bid this week.

The remarkable Greenhills Choir will perform their acclaimed version of 'Africa' on the main stage at the Croke Park musicfest on Thursday evening.

Miriam O'Callaghan will lead the Guinness World Record attempt to become the world's largest group of Christmas Carol singers in one place.

The Greenhills choir will perform their song at 7.30pm and then take part in the record bid.

'Stars, Choirs & Carols' will see over 500 choirs gather in aid of Cliona's Foundation and The Sanctuary. The Foundation is a unique charity providing financial assistance for families with critically ill children in Ireland, and The Sanctuary, a charity bringing stillness and harmony into peoples' lives.

As well as Greenhills and other choirs, The Army No. 1 Band, Dublin Gospel Choir, RTE Cór na nÓG, Tallaght Choral Society, Celine Byrne and a number of other stars will perform. Croke Park through the auspice of the Gaelic Athletic Association has generously given the stadium free for the event.

Greenhills teacher Liam Reilly said the choir were delighted to be selected for the main stage for such an auspicious event. The show will be streamed live on RTE.

Drogheda Independent