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International Gospel Choir Festival Kilkenny 2013
2013 dates confirmed....
The 2nd Kilkenny International Gospel Choir Festival will take place from Thursday June 13th 2013 to Sunday June 16th 2013.
This will be the perfect opportunity for Choirs from across the world to share – Music – Performances – Experience, and above all our love of Gospel Music and all that it represents.
Kilkenny City has launched itself as Ireland’s “City of Song” with the announcement of the programme for the 2nd International Gospel Choir Festival. Attracting over 2,000 visitors over one weekend in its first year, this year’s Festival will essentially triple in size, extending over June, July and August.
The 2013 programme features the country’s first dedicated Gospel Music workshop for children and the biggest ever gospel choir performance to take place in Ireland. Choirs from across Ireland, the UK and the US will participate in this year’s Festival and places remain available for other Irish or international singers and choirs seeking to participate.
Internationally acclaimed Choir Director Ja Ronn Thompson is the Guest Director and Artist at the second International Gospel Choir Festival. Director of the San Francisco University Gospel Choir, Thompson will teach 8 to 12 year olds at Ireland’s first Gospel Music workshop for children. The packed programme will also feature Gospel workshops for adults, an open air Gospel concert in the shadows of Kilkenny Castle and a unique Gospel themed tour of Kilkenny City. Festivities in June will culminate in Ireland’s largest ever Gospel Choir concert in the City’s Cathedral.
World renowned choirs from Mississippi and the University of Arkansas Gospel Choir will perform at events in Kilkenny in July and August.