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BGT choir to perform at Titanic gig

The St Patrick’s Junior Choir from Drumgreenagh, who narrowly missed out on a place in the Britain’s Got Talent live finals, will take to the stage in Belfast this week at the prestigious Irish News Workplace and Employment Awards.

The gig, which takes place in Belfast’s Titanic building,  will mark the choir’s first public appearance since wowing the judges and millions of viewers on the live BGT semi-final on Monday last with their stunning rendition of Katy Perry’s “Roar.”

The 39-strong choir will kick off a star-studded evening opening the Irish News awards from the staircase at Titanic Belfast, where they will sing to around 550 business men and women at the black-tie event.

Irish News marketing manager John Brolly said organisers were “delighted to have secured the amazingly talented St Patrick’s PS for what is one of the biggest business dinners of the year,”

“It will set the tone for what will be a great night which celebrates the people-talent we have in Northern Ireland.”

Despite missing out on the finals of the hit ITV talent show, the choir are thrilled to have been given star treatment in London ahead of rehearsals for the show at the famous Elstree Studios, with school principal Sorcha Lyness describing it as “an amazing experience for a really talented group of children.”