By Shelley Marsden
A HUGE gathering of choirs in Dublin is hoping to break the Guinness World Record for the largest group of carol singers ever – and raise funds at the same time for Sister Stanislaus’s poverty charity.
Stars, Choirs & Carols, hosted by Miriam O’Callaghan, is open to all individuals, singers and choirs and will take place at Croke Park Stadium on Thursday, December 19 from 7pm-9pm.
Over one hundred choirs and thousands of individual participants from all over Ireland will be joining celebrity guests Louis Walsh, Lisa Hannigan, The Celtic Tenors, Celine Byrne, The Army No 1 Band and Dublin Gospel Choir in this massive world record attempt.
In addition to breaking the world record and getting into the festive spirit, of course, the group is hoping to raise some much-needed money for two very worthy charities, www.clionasfoundation.com and www.sanctuary.ie.
Cliona’s Foundation provides financial assistance for families with critically ill children as featured in a recent Secret Millionaire programme. The Sanctuary, founded by Sr. Stanislaus Kennedy, provides an oasis for meditation and mindfulness in the centre of Dublin.