'Titanic' gig for St Patrick's choir at Irish News Workplace & Employment Awards
THE St Patrick's Junior Choir from Drumgreenagh will make a 'Titanic' first public appearance back in Northern Ireland since their Britain's Got Talent performance when they take to the stage in Belfast next Thursday at the prestigious Irish News Workplace & Employment Awards.
The award-winning 39-strong choir wowed millions of ITV viewers on the live BGT semi-final earlier this week with a stunning rendition of Katy Perry's 'Roar', winning rave reviews from the judging panel.
And they will kick-start a star-studded night by the opening the Irish News awards from the staircase at Titanic Belfast, where they will sing to a 550-strong black tie business audience.
"We're delighted to have secured the amazingly talented St Patrick's PS for what is one of the biggest business dinners of the year," Irish News marketing manager John Brolly said.
"It will set the tone for what will be a great night which celebrates the people-talent we have in Northern Ireland."
Under the direction of P4/5 teacher Patricia McCaughey, the St Patrick's PS choir was given the star treatment in London ahead of rehearsals at the famous Elstree Studios before the Britain's Got Talent live shows.
School principal Sorcha Lyness said: "We were absolutely thrilled that our choir made it through to the live shows. It was an amazing experience for a really talented group of children."
One of the pupils said: "What I love about the choir is that we are all friends.
"After our performance everyone was cheering. It was a dream come true."