800 young voices in harmony


SOME 30 primary schools throughout County Limerick which have been taking part in exciting  music workshops to learn how to sing together in harmony. The Big Sing is a joint project of Limerick County Council Arts Office and UCH’s Participation and Learning Programme “aiming to plant the seeds of a lifelong love of music and develop a new generation of young singers in the region”.


From Murroe to Monaleen, from Caherally to Clarina, 800 school-going children are preparing for today’s Big Sing.

This Thursday December 11, the workshop graduates are gathering  at University Concert Hall for this event which is closed to the general public.

“The young singers will take a fantastic trip around the world in song – revisiting the songs learnt in the initial workshop with some added surprises, including the first performance of an especially composed piece,” says Emma Foote, marketing manager with UCH. “The Big Sing is facilitated by Anita Mahon, vocalist and director of two youth choirs and Munster Rugby Supporters Club Choir, and Aisling O’Gorman, Animateur and Participation and Learning Programme manager with UCH”.

The morning event will be compéred by RTÉ’s Declan Wolfe, presenter of the children’s Saturday morning TV show Sattitude.