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LGS - Gospel Choir - history

History

Lucan Gospel Choir was formed in February 1998 by Bernie Martin.  We perform at a wide variety of events throughout Leinster - weddings, charity fund-raisers, corporate occasions, as backing/harmony group and at concerts.

Our guiding principle is professional singing in a friendly environment. Our members come from all walks with one thing in common - we love to sing.

Over the years the group has performed in many large venues throughout the country, including the O’Mahony Hall in the Helix, Dublin (2010), the Riverbank Theatre, Newbridge (2008), the Olympia Theatre, Dublin (2007), the Draíocht Theatre, Blanchardstown (2006) as well as smaller local venues throughout Ireland. The choir has also travelled internationally, to the USA (Oregon) in 2000, and to Malta in 2007.


The membership of the choir has grown from the initial 10 to 60 at present, and new members are encouraged on an ongoing basis. It is currently one of the largest Gospel choirs in the country, and also one of the most versatile, with repertoire ranging from well-known Gospel standards such as ‘Happy Day’ and ‘Joyful, Joyful’ to pieces especially written and arranged for the choir by the musical directors.


Selected Concerts and Other Highlights.....

1998

First concert in St Andrews Church, Lucan.
Christmas Fair in Barrettstown

1999

Galway Cathedral, 
Concert in Aras an Uachtarain. (in the presence of the President)
CD: “The Gospel According to Lucan”, (Charity- Divine Mercy Church, Lucan.)

2000

Collaborative performance with the “Inner Strength Gospel Choir”, Oregon, USA.
 
2003

St. Margarets, radio broadcast. 
Concert for his Excellency Alberto Schepisi, Italian Ambassador to Ireland.
St Patrick’s Church, Esker: concert (charity- Liffey FM)
 
2005

Draiocht Theatre concert
Gluais (youth organisation) Benefit concert
Headlined the Dublin City Council opening ceremony of the Festival of Lights in O’Connell St
 
2007

Collaborative concert with Joy Gospel Singers in Malta
Olympia theatre concert, (charity- Pieta House received €10K)
 
2008

Riverbank Theatre concert with Joy Gospel singers (charity- Red Cross)

2010

Concert in the Helix O'Mahoney Hall ( charities: Irish Cancer Society & Meningitis Research Foundation Ireland).

2011

Another sellout concert in the Helix O'Mahoney Hall. Supporting Saplings Educating For life School in Kildare.
Sang in Grafton Street Simon Carolathon in Aid of Simon Community.

Provided joint choral backing with Dublin Gospel Choir for Oireachtas members recording Pieta House Christmas CD "Bridge Over Troubled Water" which included an appearance on the Late Late Show.

2012

Performed live on the 'Repubic of telly' with 'Tallafornia Dreaming'  this also got over 85,000 views on youtube!!

Performed live on the 'Craig Doyle Show' to Louis Walsh

Featured on the 6.00p.m. RTE news and Ireland AM with the launch of the Live crib at the Mansion House Dublin

2013

Entertain guests at the Marie Keating Foundation annual Christmas Lunch in the Shelbourne

Launch the house of lights for the simon community with Brian Kennedy

Close the 24 hour Carolathon for simon community raising over 30,000 euro for the homeless

Launch the live crib at the mansion house

2014

Fundraising concert for Scoil Mochua, Deansrath

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