This is where it begins, Balbriggan Gospel Choir is set to hit the boards for the first time this Wednesday night at the Bracken Court Hotel. A massive amount of hard work has been done by its founders and initial members. The launch and first rehearsal is this Wednesday night Jan 17th. This is your opportunity to get involved join them at 7pm at Bracken Court Hotel Balbriggan.
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Their mission statement states:
"The Balbriggan Gospel Choir has been set up to bring all members of the community together to have fun and bring many together to sing with one voice.Members of all faiths and all communities in Balbriggan are welcome to join. Whether you are just starting out on your singing journey or you have a life time experience, we welcome you.While having fun, socialising and meeting new people is a large part of the choir we will be striving to be as good as we can be to produce high level performances and help everyone improve as singers and musicians."
Recently the group have been joined by David Flood as Choir Director. David is a musician, teacher and choral director hailing from Swords, Co. Dublin. He holds a BA Honours Degree in Applied Music after graduating from Dundalk Institute of Technology in 2013. David has been playing music avidly since an early age and began learning the guitar and bass guitar. Since then he has become an accomplished multi-instrumentalist performing in numerous bands all over Ireland, and teaching in various schools such as Walton’s, Glasnevin Academy, Music Generation and most recently Cadence Music Academy Balbriggan. David has been heavily involved in the choral scene since late 2011. He is the co-founder of the award winning Fingal Gospel Choir. He has taken the Fingal Gospel Choir from strength to strength winning First, Second and Third place titles in Sligo International Choral Festival, Navan Choral Festival and Cork International Choral Festival. He has also founded Tremoloco! Rock and Pop choir based in Swords and Amici Vocal Ensemble in the Southside of Dublin.Other notable groups David is involved in are the 50-piece Dublin Ukulele Collective, whom performed all over Ireland in 2017 at festivals such as Electric Picnic, Longitude and Castlepalooza, and for the President of Ireland at Áras an Uachtarain. As well as the West Dublin Prison Service Choir, for the guards at Wheatfield Prison, and the IFTA winning High Hopes Choir for the homeless. The High Hopes Choir has been a brilliant opportunity for David, allowing him to direct the choir in City Hall, Christchurch Cathedral, Mansion House and European Parliament.David is very excited to be a part of the up and coming Balbriggan Gospel Choir, and hopes to reach new heights with the group.