Derry woman calls for festive flashmob helpers

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A Derry woman is looking to inject a little bit of festive magic into the heart of the city by putting together a Flashmob for the week before Christmas.

Dervla McGonagle was inspired by a video entitled “Brought Me to Tears” which went viral at the weekend. The video was originally recorded in 2011 when a choir called Journey of Faith performed at the South Bay Galleria in Redondo Beach, California.

Dervla said she has now found herself flooded with interest from local singers and performers of all ages from around the city after her idea was posted on the Facebook page of local MLA Pat Ramsey.

“I sent Pat the video as I thought this would be the kind of thing he would enjoy. The next thing I knew he was telling people I wanted to recreate it and it has snowballed from there.”

While the arrangement will be changed slightly, the centre piece of Oh Holy Night will still feature.

Dervla wants anyone who is interested in taking part, donating rehearsal space or finding out more to message her on Facebook. It is hoped the flashmob will take place on December 15.

To view the original video click here