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HEALING SOUNDS IN THE FOYER – MOUNT SION BOYS CHOIR

UHW | Monday 16th December at 1:15 p.m. & free admission

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The foyer of University Hospital Waterford (UHW) will spring to life on Monday 16 December when the Mount Sion Choir make a welcome return visit as part of the Healing Sounds in the Foyer live music programme, presented by Waterford Healing Arts Trust (WHAT).  Beginning at 1.15pm, admission is free and all are welcome.  Healing Sounds in the Foyer is a programme of monthly live music performances which aims to promote the positive relationship between music, health and wellbeing and to reduce stress and anxiety for patients, visitors and staff.  This programme is kindly sponsored by AIB Ardkeen.

Mount Sion Choir was set up seven years ago in Mount Sion Secondary School, in the heart of Waterford city.  This all boys school had no access to music at the time, but they had a group of students who loved to rap and sing, and they set up a choir to harness this musical energy.  They have been on a magical musical journey ever since, especially over the past three years, and have met many wonderful people.  Their videos have been viewed by people of all ages, with their big hit, Shallow, a duet performed by Christopher Halligan and Jess Reinl, viewed millions of times on Facebook.

The Mount Sion Choir has no formal music training, nor are they experts at choral singing; however, they show the power of music to change lives, they demonstrate the importance of looking out for each other and they proudly represent the young people of Waterford wherever they go.

Further details are available from WHAT at 051 842664.

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