THIS year’s Roscommon Rose, Eimear Reynolds, will be visiting Kerry a little earlier than her fellow Roses this year as she heads up the 75-member Roscommon Solstice  Choir at a fundraising concert at Killarney Cathedral this Sunday, June 17.

Eimear – the choir’s musical director and soloist – will lead the choir in what promises to be a stunning evening of song in aid of cancer support charity, Recovery Haven Kerry.

A total of 75 members of the Roscommon choir are expected to visit Killarney for the performance, which has been awarded 2018 European Year of Cultural Heritage status by The Heritage Council.

The Roscommon Solstice Choir is a voluntary choral and provides an outlet for people to come together in harmony to sing, socialise and to raise money for charitable causes.

The origins of the choir are in the Year of the Gathering initiative of 2013, when a huge choir of singers from all over Roscommon was formed to perform three special concerts.

Due to the success of the initial venture, the choir was formed on a permanent basis and renamed Roscommon Solstice Choir and continues to tour extensively at home and abroad.

Speaking about the upcoming concert, Recovery Haven PR & Marketing officer, Marisa Reidy, said that everyone at the charity is absolutely thrilled to join forces with the choir for what promises to be a magical evening of song.

“The reputation of the Roscommon Solstice precedes them and we are so excited to see just how wonderful they are, complemented of course by the amazing surroundings of Killarney Cathedral,” she said. “We are so grateful to the choir for choosing Recovery Haven as the beneficiary of the concert, as well as everyone else who facilitated this exciting event.”

Tickets for the event are €10 and are available from Recovery Haven Kerry or at the cathedral on the night. The concert will get underway at 7.30pm, with doors open at 7pm.