Ard Chúram Community Choir came in to being in 2018 with the help of Healthy Ireland Funding. Ms. Mairéad Hanlon, Activities Co coordinator for the Older People of North Kerry and an employee of Ard Chúram was charged with the task of forming a choir. The project was an immediate success. The choir, now under the baton of Killarney based Soprano Mary Culloty O’Sullivan has a membership of 80+, all from the North Kerry and all over the aged of fifty five. The choir rehearses in the local Hospital Church and from 2020 on will rehearse in the Community room of the New Alzheimer’s Centre.
For Christmas ’19 The Ard Chúram Community Choir were lead performers at a Concert in St. Mary’s Church Listowel along with other local musical and dance groups. €12,500 was raised for the New Alzheimer’s Centre.
The Choir held another Concert at the 2019 Writers Week Festival along with Fr. Ray Kelly (Britain Got Talent fame) and with local hero Cyril Kelly of Sunday Miscellany renown. A number of standing ovations were given and a further €12.500 was raised, again for the new Centre.
The Choir recorded its own EP “Together in Song” and recorded its Christmas special, the Chris de Burgh number, ‘A spaceman came travelling’ which received great acclaim. Listen Here.