The choir from Mount Sion CBS will take up the “opportunity of a lifetime” when they travel to London to record a charity single with Don Mescall in September.
All money raised from the single will go to three cancer charities including the Solas Centre in Waterford.
Choir member Odudu Johnson says that the choir have put together a diverse repertoire.
“We sing gospel, we’ve put in a bit of rap – we can even do country. Anything that’s put in front of us we can perform and do very well,” he says.
Odudu says that the choir have formed a very close family bond.
“We all come together at lunchtime, work on it. Always grinding, trying to be the best that we can be,” he says, “it’s beautiful that our own county, Waterford, can appreciate what we’re doing.”
Teacher Colette Kearney says they were a support act for Don Mescall in May.
“He was absolutely blown away by the guys,” she says, “he said I’d love to record a charity single for the choir. We said “thank you Don”, but we always like to teach the boys that there’s always someone with greater problems in life. That’s when we decided to pick three cancer charities rather than ourselves.”
Colette says that because of that “karma”, Mescall invited them to London.
“Really it’s the opportunity of a lifetime.”
This evening’s event gets underway in the St Patrick’s Gateway Centre at 7:30pm and tickets cost €5.