A Killarney native who now lives in london is bringing a choir to Killarney to perform in St. Mary’s Cathedral.
Philippa Knight (Nee O’Connell) from Woodlawn now lives in London with her husband and four children and along with her twin sons is part of the Westminster Lourdes Choir.
On Thursday 30th May Philippa is bringing over 50 choir members and their families to Killarney to perform.
“As a choir we have been lucky enough to perform in many iconic places including Lourdes, Walsingham, Westminster Cathedral and The Grand Hall of the Old Bailey and on one of my many visits home I sat in the Cathedral and thought how wonderful it would be to perform here too”, Philippa told the Killarney Outlook.
“I approached Fr Kieran with the idea and he very generously agreed a date with me. This has now resulted in just over 50 choir members, musicians and their families travelling from London to Killarney to stay and perform”, she added.
“I grew up in Killarney with my Mum and Dad, Ralph & Hazel O’Connell and my sister Nicola and know how wonderfully supportive the people of my home town and surrounding areas are and know they will come out and support this event. As a choir we didn’t just want to come and perform, we wanted to give something back to the community as well, and this is why we will be having a shared retiring collection in aid of the Kerry/Cork Cancer Link bus. I know this incredibly important service isn’t cheap to run but the area cannot afford to be without it. It plays such a vital role in the community, so it is important to us to be able to support it in this way. I am looking forward to bringing this wonderful group of people to Killarney and introducing them to our town and surrounding area, I’m sure they will receive a Cead Mile Failte from everyone who attends the event”, Philippa said.