Peter Canning | Lighting Designer | High Hopes Choir
The High Hopes Choir is the culmination of Ireland's first homeless choir led musically by David Brophy as part of a brand new TV series for RTÉ One which aired in December 2014. Working with some of the most recognised charities in Ireland, Dublin Simon Community, Saint Vincent De Paul and Focus Ireland, this ambitious performance-based project involved two regional choirs in Dublin and Waterford made up of people affected by homelessness and the staff and volunteers who work with them. "In just 8 weeks, through 20 rehearsals and over 1200 cups of tea and coffee, more than 60 people, all dealing with Ireland's homeless crisis, reach beyond the stars." explains David Brophy.
The series concluded with the choir performing their very own charity gala concert in Dublin's spectacular Christchurch Cathedral where they were supported by Brian Kennedy and Lisa Hannigan. Peter Canning was the Lighting Designer for the shoot in Christchurch Cathedral.