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    Omagh Community Youth Choir

    The Omagh Community Youth Choir was formed in October 1998 in the wake of the Omagh Bomb atrocity of August 15th 1998.This devastating act left a town of shattered dreams and a community in need of comfort, healing and solace. Local music student Daryl Simpson together with other local musicians and youth leaders set up the choir. His vision was to bring together young people from various backgrounds and traditions, to raise a positive awareness of a community working together for peace and reconciliation, and to provide some comfort in those dark days.

    The choir has since gone on to receive international acclaim and have had their music reach out to people all over the world. They continue a busy schedule of rehearsals, performances, and recordings in attempt to open hearts and minds across the globe.

    Within weeks of its inception the choir was involved with some of the biggest names in the music industry. The choir was asked to record the title track from the Omagh Fund CD, ‘Across the Bridge of Hope,’ along with numerous other stars.  TV appearances on UTV’s Kelly Show, GMTV and a special Omagh tribute ‘Late Late Show’ on RTE alongside the likes of U2 and Bob Geldolf provided a suitable platform for the choir to send its message of reconciliation.

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    by BOHICA on Thu Mar 07, 2013 at 05:47:52 AM PST

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