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Land of Saints, Scholars and the GC Choir

There's room for you too! Land of Saints, Scholars and the GC Choir

As far back as 500 A.D., Ireland’s monks and monasteries formed a hub of learning that earned the Emerald Isle another title: Land of Saints and Scholars. Next spring, GC alumni will join the Greenville College Choir as it sings its way through cathedrals and churches in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

The tour of Northern Ireland (May 25-31) includes Kells, one of the finest examples of monastic life; the Hill of Slane, where St. Patrick challenged the pagan King of Tara in 433 A.D.; and Belfast, where the Titanic Exhibit pays tribute to the White Star ocean liner and its demise. The tour of the Republic of Ireland (May 30-June 5) includes the winding streets and medieval merchants’ houses of Kilkenny, the monastic ruins at Glendalough and St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Alumni on both tours will have multiple opportunities to hear the Greenville College Choir sing.

Interested in touring Ireland with the GC Choir? Visit our Alumni pages to view itineraries, brochures and registration information. 

For more information about participating or sponsoring a choir member, call GC’s Office of College Advancement and Alumni Relations at 618.664.6500. Participation is limited; early registration is advised.

This story was published on September 22, 2014

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