The SSE Airs have High Hopes for special charity concert in Dublin

The SSE Airs, SSE Airtricity’s workplace choir, will be performing alongside special guests, the High Hopes Choir, at a concert at St. Andrew’s Church in Dublin on Friday 5 June. The event is sponsored by SSE Airtricity and all proceeds will go to the Dublin Simon Community, Focus Ireland, and the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul. Tickets are now available for €10 at www.eventbrite.ie.

The special guests on the night, the High Hopes Choir, are Ireland’s first choir comprised entirely of people affected by homelessness. The group aims to help change the public perception of what it means to be homeless in Ireland, as well as raising funds to combat the cycle of homelessness. The choir were recently featured in a popular RTÉ documentary, and have captivated audiences in Dublin and Waterford with their performances.

Like the SSE Airs, the High Hopes Choir sing a mix of pop, traditional and choral music, so there promises to be something for everyone in the audience.

The SSE Airs are made up of employees from across SSE Airtricity, with a blend of basses, tenors, altos and sopranos. The choir have been performing at events for two years, and have recently won competitions at the RDS Feis Ceoil and the AIMS New Ross Choral Festival.

Professional choir conductor, Ruaidhrí O’Dalaigh, who has been working with the SSE Airs since their foundation, said: “The most important thing is that people come out and support this event, because it’s about raising money for three fantastic charities. I also want it to show the buzz and camaraderie that can come from singing in a choir. I honestly think it’s something everyone should try. The High Hopes Choir are an inspiring group, and their progress just goes to show the power that singing can have. Whether amateur or professional, singing is ultimately about enjoyment, and that’s what we want to get across.”

The concert kicks off at 8pm sharp on Friday 5 June at St. Andrew’s Church, Westland Row, Dublin 2. To buy tickets, or for more information, visit www.eventbrite.ie.