Charity concert to mark Dominican anniversary

Charity concert to mark Dominican anniversary
Colm Wardcolm.ward@limerickleader.ie

A CHARITY concert will take place this Friday in St Saviour’s Church, Glentworth Street to mark the 200th anniversary of the arrival of the Dominican order in the parish. 

The event also coincides with the 800th anniversary of the establishment of the order which has had a presence in Limerick since 1227. 

With the Dominicans due to withdraw from the city shortly as part of a wider reorganisation process, this concert is aimed at celebrating the order’s long legacy in Limerick.

”As a way of marking their monumental contribution, members of the church choirs - spanning five decades - are gathering as one voice to celebrate,” explained organiser Tracey Fitzgerald.

”The evening will be a musical celebration provided by a variety of choirs and instrumental accompaniment from past and present talents as well as Holy Trinity Abbey Choir, Adare.” 

Past and present members of the church choirs will perform at the event, which will raise money for Their Lives Matter (TLM), a children’s charity in Tanzania. The organisation was set up by Dr Trish Scanlon whose family comes from Davis Street in the city. Since 2006, it has been providing life-saving treatments to children with cancer in the East African county.

Mayor Liam Galvin has been invited to attend the event which gets underway at 7pm on Friday night. Tickets cost €5.