Weddings

The Kilkenny Gospel Choir will sing at weddings.  Due to work committments etc,  the choir will only sing at Saturday weddings.  We will travel but no further than 40 miles from the environs of Kilkenny City.

Please contact through the website email.

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Posted in Uncategorized by kkgospel on Wed Mar 07, 2012

Gospel Choir Workshops

‘If your  gospel choir lacks a “sense of calling, that sense of ministry . . . you can hear it in the worship experience,” says Samuel Friedman in the “New York Times.” To do its job, a choir must be trained to inspire the congregation as well as sing, perform and rehearse with the same professionalism as paid singers.

 

                                 The Kilkenny Gospel Choir offers workshops in:

 

  1. The history of Gospel Music
  2. The Spirituality of Gospel Music
  3. How to sing Gospel Music
  4. Leading a Gospel Choir
  5. The dynamics of a Gospel Choir
  6. Leadership in a Gospel Choir

For information on Gospel Choir Training contact:   kilkennygospelchoir@gmail.com

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Posted in Uncategorized by kkgospel on Thu Jun 09, 2011

Membership Of Kilkenny Gospel Choir

Membership is now open for the Kilkenny Gospel Choir. We welcome our five new members in the past month. Contact the membership secretary Ben or  Marrianne through our Email for information on how to join us.

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Posted in Uncategorized by kkgospel on Fri Jun 03, 2011

Kilkenny Gospel Choir Workshop

On Sunday 28th November 2009, Kilkenny Gospel Choir hosted a gospel choir workshop in the Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel.  Fr. Willie Purcell led what was a very enjoyable afternoon.  We learned all about the origins of gospel music, along with the many different styles of singing within the genre of gospel music.  The joyful sounds of gospel music could be heard throughout the hotel as Fr. Willie directed the choirs in song. 

The afternoon finished all too soon for many of us, such was our enjoyment of the day.  We now wait in anticipation of the next workshop to be held in March 2010.

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Posted in Reviews by kkgospel on Mon Dec 14, 2009

Review: Kilkenny Gospel Choir

They processed down the central aisle at Christ Church Cathedral in their red robes, to a tambourine beat, (piano and two guitars) and Kilkenny Gospel Choir sang and swayed and clapped into the lives of their audience. They came to share, to enliven and enrich and delight and that they did in abundance.

There was that uplifting, heartfelt, emotional link as Every Time I Feel The Spirit and Gonna Lay Down My Burdens, caught the holy roller rock and roller mood of the sixties – ain’t gonna study war no more. Great harmonies and heartfelt solo work reminded me of Eva Cassidy, Iris De Ment and the power of Mahalia Jackson.

It seemed too early for the stand up and holler stuff but it got nice and happy clappy. The audience responded and it was call and response for Do Lord and the anthemic Swing Low Sweet Chariot and a beautiful Because He Lives with a good lead voice took the work, at the Coffee Concert, into a more soulful plane. Open Our Eyes Lord was a modern song, with a beautiful solo line that was memorable. Somebody’s Prayin’ was a highlight with its soulful reflective message and Heaven Is In My Heart returned the choir and audience to a rousing, almost dancing, Everytime I Feel The Spirit.

Lynn Cahill must bring this Kilkenny Gospel Choir back again in the Autumn.

Review by Liam Murphy, Munster Express, March 27th 2009.

Posted in Reviews by admin on Fri Mar 27, 2009

CD Launch In Irish Times

ilkenny gospel choir launches charity CD If the Kilkenny Gospel Choir was only that – a gospel choir – it would be impressive enough. The group, which launches its first CD today, has performed at the National Concert Hall and earned the admiration of the Blind Boys of Alabama when it attended a concert by the boys at Vicar Street in Dublin and ended up performing a number of songs with them

Posted in Reviews by admin on Wed Dec 12, 2001

Contact Kilkenny Gospel Choir

All information and bookings for the Kilkenny Gospel Choir are handled by the PRO. Please contact Mary Kealy on 087 2927958 or click here for full contact details.

Mary Kealy PRO, Kilkenny Gospel Choir, Drishane House, Old Callan Road, Kilkenny, Ireland.