We all need ‘Something to Sing About’

Members of the Something To Sing About choir from South Tipperary pictured.
A South Tipperary based choir, comprised of cancer survivors will fill the Aviva Stadium with sweet sounds later in the month, when they take part in the Irish Cancer Society national conference weekend.

A South Tipperary based choir, comprised of cancer survivors will fill the Aviva Stadium with sweet sounds later in the month, when they take part in the Irish Cancer Society national conference weekend.

Something To Sing About (STSA) was set up in Galway in September 2012 by Dr Paul Donnelan, consultant medical oncologist at University College Hospital. The aim is for it to become a global choir of people - male and female - who are in recovery from cancer.

The South Tipperary branch took off in April 2013 and now has a strong foundation of 17 members, including Suzanne Buttimer, its musical director, who was later appointed lead musical director of the entire STSA choral group in Ireland.

In July 2013 the South Tipperary group joined the nationwide choir to sing at the prestigious ‘Honour your Heroes’ ceremony at Beaumont Hospital. And on Friday September 20 they will perform at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin for the Irish Cancer Society national conference weekend.

STSA rehearsals take place at Hotel Minella each Monday at 7pm. New members welcome. See www.STSA.ie or contact Ruth on 086-1091857.