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The High Hopes Choir shot to number one on iTunes following the uplifting documentary

Ireland’s first homeless choir won over viewers.

THE HIGH HOPES choir is Ireland’s first choir composed of people affected by homelessness. Led by David Brophy, the two regional Dublin and Waterford choirs recruited homeless people and the people that work with them through various organisations.

The choir’s journey to a Late Late Show appearance and a charity concert in Christchurch Cathedral was all caught on camera for an RTÉ documentary. Mentors including Ed Sheeran, Shane Filan and Bressie all showed up to mentor the groups as they got together to record the charity single, Kodaline’s High Hopes.

The show was even trending in Ireland last night.

And the single finally shot to number one on the iTunes chart.

They set out with an aim to “help change the public perception of what it means to be homeless in Ireland today”. Well, they also inspired pretty much everyone watching.

You can buy the single here on iTunes. A full 90c from each sale will be split between the Dublin Simon Community, Saint Vincent De Paul and Focus Ireland.

Source: The Late Late Show/YouTube

The final instalment of the documentary will be aired on RTÉ 1 on the 16th of December.

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