Choirs Of Kerry To Gather For Concert In St Brendan’s Church

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At the launch of the ‘World Mental Health Choral Extravaganza’ were, Our Lady and St Brendan’s parish priest Fr Padraig Walsh, representatives from Jigsaw Kerry, Choir Members from St John’s Gregorian Choir and Opus 96 Chamber Choir.

OPUS’96 Chamber Choir and Our Lady and St Brendan’s church will host the biggest choral concert ever seen in Kerry this Sunday October 12, at 8pm.

Friday is ‘World Mental Health Day’ and to celebrate this, two days later, 13 choirs from all over Kerry will come together to sing their hearts out and promote the positive mental health benefits that being part of a choir brings.

The Tralee area based choirs taking part along with several others from around the county are; Opus’96 Chamber Choir, St John’s Tralee Gregorian Choir, Kerry Chamber Choir, Our Lady and St Brendan’s Parish Choir, Ardfert Singers Ladies Choir and Mercy Mounthawk Secondary School Choir.

Compére for the evening will be Radio Kerry’s, Weeshie Fogarty. There is no cover charge, but it is hoped to get lots of donations with all proceeds going to JIGSAW/Headstrong (Kerry Branch).

The Jigsaw service provides a safe and confidential space where young people can access a wide range of mental health supports for free and is located at Unit A1, Edward Court, Tralee, Co Kerry.

The Jigsaw service works with young people aged from 12-25. Its main aim is to enable young people to access the most appropriate services in as seamless a way as possible, whatever their level of need.

The Jigsaw Programme was designed by Headstrong and its panel of youth advisors and is an evidence based, integrated service, designed to strengthen a community’s capacity to support young people’s mental health. It works on a partnership model of pulling together and aligning all existing resources and expertise in any given community.


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