Inspiring choral event for Knock Basilica

More than 200 voices are expected to join together in song at a free choral event in the magnificently restored Knock Basilica tomorrow (Saturday, March 12th) at 7.30pm.

The free concert has been organised to celebrate the Jubilee of Mercy.

Choirs from throughout Mayo and Ireland are joining together for the event.

This inspiring choral event is being coordinated by Úna Nolan, director of sacred music at Knock Shrine, and Deirdre Ní Chinnéide, well-known spiritual music and retreat facilitator.

Ms Nolan said everyone throughout the region is invited to attend, and there is no need to have any previous experience of choral singing to join in on the night.

“This looks set to be a beautiful and moving concert in the fully refurbished Basilica at Knock,” said Ms Nolan. “This event will be the first choral performance set against the spectacular backdrop of the new Apparition mosaic.

“We expect to have as many as 200 voices joining together in a wonderful praise concert and it will be something very special.

“What will be really unique is that the choirs will be seated throughout the Basilica so that audience members will be surrounded by the music and voices of all of the participating choirs.”

Songs of Praise starts at 7.30pm in Knock Basilica on Saturday, March 12th.

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