St Canice’s Cathedral is delighted to present A Choral Christmas with The High Hopes Choir & The Lady Desart Choir. We are delighted to be bringing this event to the Cathedral and having these two amazing choirs to entertain you this festive season.
The High Hopes Choir was formed in 2014 by renowned conductor David Brophy, as part of a project in conjunction with RTE to make a documentary series highlighting the issue of homelessness.
They are now known as the WATERFORD High Hopes Choir and membership is not exclusively for homeless people, although they still have some of the original members, who thankfully have accommodation. Membership has broadened out to include people with variety of issues including addiction, abuse, mental health issues, serious illness and homelessness. They also have members who just want to sing and help out in any way that they can. In October of 2022 they went forward with the National Lottery Good Causes Award and won the Arts and Culture section which was a fantastic for the choir.
The Lady Desart Choir was formed in 2017 and is a SATB contemporary community choir with 80 members ranging in age from 20 to 82 years! We love to sing and share our love of music with others through regular public performances. We strive to achieve a high standard and pride ourselves on our team spirit.