This choir made up of homeless people is the brain child of former RTE Concert Orchestra’s principal conductor David Brophy. His idea behind it was to give homeless people a voice and help them change the public’s perception of what it means to be homeless. It worked. RTE made a heart-moving documentary that brought the reality of homelessness to viewers. Members gained a sense of self-confidence and it allowed them to believe in themselves. Many are back in school or college now and are no longer on the streets. Music changed their lives.
High Hopes now has a choir in Waterford, Cork and Dublin and there are plans in the pipeline for similar in Limerick and Sligo.
Also known as DUC, this is a 40+piece ukulele harmony band that have brought smiles to faces nationwide. Ranging in age up to 70+, they perform a diverse repertoire of songs from artists that reflect the age span including Elbow, Lorde, Cold Play, OneRepublic, Talking Heads, Amy Winehouse, Erasure, Leonard Cohen, Jason Mraz, Radio Head and more.
In review of Electric Picnic, Golden Plec cites DUC as “The most wholesome performance of the weekend” and put them top of the list ahead of BellX1 and Noel Gallagher.
DUC perform regularly for charities and have featured on TV several times. They are favourites with many including President Michael D Higgins
"This collective is filled with incredibly talented musicians who can easily shatter any prejudices you might have" Hot Press Magazine.
Event Venue: Christ Church Cathedral, Christchurch Place, Dublin 8.
Dates: Friday, December 22, 2017
Time: 8pm (please arrive at least 15 minutes before start).
Duration: 2 hours
Ticket Prices: All tickets €35.00
Booking: Book Online at www.SteepleSessions.com
Christ Church Cathedral, Christchurch Place, Dublin 8.
By BUS: Christchurch Place is on several bus routes, including 123, 13, 27, 40, 49, 77a and 77x - see DublinBus.ie for information.
By LUAS: Christ Church is served by the Luas Red Line. Get off at the Four Courts stop and cross the river on to Winetavern Street.
By TRAIN: Christ Church is located 15 minutes walk from Heuston and 20 minutes walk from Connolly Rail Stations, both of which are served by the number 90 bus which stops on both sides of the quays directly opposite the cathedral.
By DART: Christ Church is located approximately 10 minutes walk from Tara Street Dart Station.
CAR PARKING: The nearest car park is Q-Park Christ Church, accessed from Werburgh Street, just across from the cathedral. It is a 24-hour car park.
GPS Coordinates: Latitude 53.34345159999999, Longitude -6.271013000000039