High Hopes Choir to Play Electric Picnic
Dublin Simon Community is delighted to announce that The High Hopes Choir will be performing at this year’s Electric Picnic!
Monday, July 13, 2015
Led musically by David Brophy, ‘The High Hopes Choir’ has helped change the public perception of what it means to be homeless in Ireland today, as well as raising funds to support the services and facilities which play a vital part in ending the cycle of homelessness.
The choir was the subject of a three part documentary which aired on RTÉ television in December 2014. It was based on the lives of people touched by homelessness and was made up of clients, staff and volunteers of Dublin Simon Community, Focus Ireland and Saint Vincent De Paul, in both Dublin and Waterford. The two choirs were created by former principal conductor of the RTÉ Concert Orchestra – David Brophy.
The result, according to David, saw the singers ‘reach beyond the stars’, recording a version of Kodaline’s High Hopes with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra which they performed live on The Late Late Show resulting in reaching #1 in the charts; receiving vocal advice from chart-topper Ed Sheeran, former Westlife star Shane Filan and The Voice of Ireland’s coach Bressie; and performing with Lisa Hannigan, Brian Kennedy and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra at a charity gala concert in Christchurch Cathedral, Dublin.
For more information please visit www.electricpicnic.ie