Castlebar Gospel Choir which will be ten years old later on this year have been invited by the "Gospel Voices" choir from Baiersdorf to be special guests at the event which features five other choirs from Germany.
Gospel Voices themselves visited Castlebar in 2008 where they performed at the 12.30 mass in the Church of the Holy Rorsary and at a concert in Ballintubber Abbey.
This is the first time that the popular Castlebar Choir has travelled outside of the country but they are not the first Castlebar group to travel to this region of Germany. The nearby town of has been host to a number of Castlebar performing groups. The Gospel Choir will also pay a courtesy call on Höchstadt on Thursday evennig to meet with the mayor and members of the Höchstadt / Castlebar twinning committee.
After that, Castlebar Gospel choir will take a well deserved break and will return to rehearsals on Thursday September 10th when they will start preparing for a number of new and exciting projects.
The choir is happy to wecome new members so if you are interesting in becoming involved, please come along to the Parish Centre, Castlebar during the month of September. email firstname.lastname@example.org