About the Festival

 

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Kilkenny Gospel Choir has through many years of touring and performance recognised a need for a forum for Gospel Choirs in which to exchange ideas, music and performance. We feel that Kilkenny provides the ideal venue for such a Festival. It is for this reason that we organised the Kilkenny International Gospel Choir Festival.

After a very successful inaugural International Gospel Choir Festival in 2012, where we presented Adrian ‘Fro’ Johnston,  Dr. Eddie Jones from the University of Arkansas, and Grayson Warren Brown. The Second Kilkenny International Gospel Choir Festival “A Summer of Inspirational Gospel Music”,  highlighted three events,  Ja Ronn Thompson provided a powerful message singing Gospel “With Passion and No Fear”  for our June weekend. We shared a wonderful evening with the Mississippi Gospel Choir in July, and Dr. Eddie Jones returned this tine bringing his choir for the closing weekend of our festival in August.

Kilkenny Gospel Choir has through many years of touring and performance recognised a need for a forum for Gospel Choirs in which to exchange ideas, music and performance. We feel that Kilkenny provides the ideal venue for such a Festival. It is for this reason that we organised the Kilkenny International Gospel Choir Festival, now in it’s second year

The festival brings with it workshops hosted by experts in the field on song writing, performance and running a successful Gospel Choir, public performances and gospel choir tours of the region. The festival provides the ideal opportunity to perform in fantastic locations, explore the South East of Ireland and indulge in your love of Gospel Music.

The most important aspect of the choir is our spirituality. Prayer is a strong focus for us. We continually thank God for the many gifts he has given to our choir – voice, music, charity and friendship to mention a few.

We always pray that through our music many hearts and lives will be touched with the realisation that they are loved by God.

As the Kilkenny Gospel Choir we give thanks for all we have received, we say “yes” to whatever God asks us to do and we look forward with hope to many years of singing Gospel.   We hope that your visit to our website will inspire you in many ways.

Fr. Willie Purcell (Director, Kilkenny Gospel Choir)

Register To Attend  Choir registration is now open and can be completed online here.

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