26 April 2017
A Place Called Home - Pro Bono Concert
The Pro Bono Choir are delighted to announce their upcoming Concert “A Place Called Home” in aid of Homelessness on Thursday 18th May 2017 at 8pm in St. Anne’s Cathedral, Belfast.
This dynamic Choir of Solicitors, Barristers, Tribunal members, Students and Friends within the legal family, will be performing with Belfast musical icon Brian Kennedy, the amazing Fr. Liam Lawton, the Abaana New Life Childrens Choir from Uganda and barrister baritone Karl Mc Guckin.
Proceeds from the Concert will be going to the Welcome Organisation whose CEO Sandra Moore said, “We would like to express our sincere thanks to the Pro Bono Choir for choosing the Welcome Organisation as the charity to benefit from A Place Called Home. The money raised from the Concert will go towards the charity’s range of services for people affected by homelessness across Belfast. We could not provide the full level of support that we do without the generosity of groups like the Pro Bono Choir and everyone who has contributed to and attends the concert.”
Brian Kennedy is one of Northern Ireland’s finest artists. He is well used to the global spotlight and has performed with legends such as Van Morrison and Bob Dylan. He has toured the world and represented Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2006. Brian has had 4 UK Top 40 singles including “A Better Man”, “Love, Life & Happiness”, “Put The Message In The Box” and “You Raise Me Up”, which he will perform at the concert with the Pro Bono Choir.
Fr. Liam Lawton is an award-winning multi-platinum Irish singer-songwriter and priest. Liam has recorded 12 albums to date and has achieved Platinum Status for his recordings on the EMI label. He has sold-out tours in Ireland with his songs such as “In The Quiet,” and “The Clouds’ Veil.”
Karl McGuckin has recently been wowing audiences at the Grand Opera House with his leading performance in both title roles in the musical Jekyll and Hyde. Karl leads a double life as a barrister and a bass baritone having starred in other productions including Judd in Oklahoma, Pilate in Jesus Christ Superstar and the title role in Sweeney Todd. He is rated as one of the finest classical singers in Northern Ireland and Musical Critics have tipped Karl as a star for the future.
The Abaana New Life Choir are a group of twenty school children aged between seven and thirteen from Uganda who are currently touring throughout the UK and Ireland. The aim of the tour is to raise awareness of the plight of children living in poverty in Uganda in order to generate sponsorship which will rescue children from the rough streets to place them in school and provide them with an education.
Tickets available now to purchase for £15 at St. Anne’s Cathedral, on the St Anne’s Cathedral website or alternatively at