ALL ARE WELCOME
The Waterford High Hopes Choir recognises the healing power of music. The choir is established to assist people in their recovery from:
Mental health issues
The effects of homelessness
The High Hopes Choir was formed in 2014 by renowned conductor David Brophy, as part of a project in conjunction with RTE to make a documentary highlighting the issue of homelessness. We are now known as the WATERFORD High Hopes Choir and our membership is now not exclusively for homeless people, although we still have some of the original members, who thankfully have accommodation. Membership has broadened out to include people with variety of issues. We also have members who just want to sing and help out in any way that they can. The choir is open to those aged 18 and upwards. Everyone will be welcomed with open arms.
" We are very relaxed, we have good craic and everyone gets on really well."
There are no auditions and no criteria for joining as all are welcome to the High Hopes Family.
"Everyone's passionate about music, singing and making friends."
There are many individual success stories among members of the choir, be it getting a house, moving into further education, overcoming anxiety, gaining confidence and making new friendships. Since the choir has formed we have performed some high profile events: The Late,Late Show, Electric Picnic, Altogether Now Festival, for the Pope in Croke Park, The Theatre Royal, St. Mary’s Church, Nenagh with The Celtic Tenors and The In Tune for Life Orchestra.
We also perform at local secondary schools and nursing homes.
“These are very exciting Times for our lovely Choir”