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Highlights of 2008

*  Recording their first album, "The Priests", in St Peter's Basilica, Vatican
*  Recording their first PBS Special - "In Concert at Armagh Cathedral"
*  Breaking a Guinness World Record almost immediately after the first album's release


Highlights of 2009

*  Singing for TRH Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla
*  Taking part in the St. Patrick's Day Parade on 5th Avenue in New York
*  Singing for The Queen and the Irish President at Hillsborough Castle

*  First Nomination for Classical Brit Awards
*  Composing their first song, "King of Kings"
*  Recording their second album, "Harmony", at the Abbey Road Studios, London

*  Recording their second PBS Special - "In Concert at Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral"


Highlights of 2010

*  Welcoming the Irish President in Ballyclare's Sacred Heart Parish
*  Performing Karl Jenkins "The Armed Man: A Mass For Peace" in Cadogan Hall, London
*  Uniting with various classical stars to record "The Prayer" in aid for Haiti

*  Second Nomination for Classical Brit Awards
*  Singing for the President of Ireland in Áras an Uachtaráin
*  Performing for BBC's "Proms in the Park" at Hillsborough Castle

*  Singing for Pope Benedict XVI and a live audience of 80,000 in Hyde Park, London
*  Recording a Christmas single with Shane McGowan
*  Writing and publishing their first book "Soul Song"

* Recording their third album "Noël"
* Recording a BBC Christmas Concert in Stormont
* Singing for "Io Canto" in Italy


Highlights of 2011

*  Third Nomination for Classical Brit Awards
*  Singing in Florence (Palazzo Vecchio) and meeting Cherie Blaire
*  Singing at the Prayer Festival in Armagh

*  Singing at Dalriada Festival in Glenarm
*  Getting an offer for a film to be made about their lives


Highlights of 2012

*  Performing another big Armagh Concert for St Patrick's Day
*  Going on their first extensive US Tour with 12 concerts in 12 cities
*  Singing for the 50th International Eucharistic Congress and a live audience of 75,000 in Dublin

*  Performing in Milano for St Columban's Day
*  Singing the "Haiti Concert" with the Ulster Orchestra
*  Performing a Christmas Concert in Toronto for Salt and Light's 10 Year Jubilee


Highlights of 2013

*  Participating in the "Sons and Daughters" Concert in Derry
*  Performing a third Armagh-Concert for St Patrick's Day
*  Singing for Martin Luther King III in Derry

*  Participating in the Phil Coulter Concert in Derry
*  Singing for Pope Francis and 6,000 seminarians in Rome
*  Performing a concert in Clonard with the Ulster Orchestra

*  Taking part in an international Choir Concert in Belgium
Going on their second extensive North America Tour with 17 concerts in 17 cities
*  Taking part in the closing service for Derry’s Year as “City of Culture”


Highlights of 2014

Meeting HM Queen Elizabeth II during a reception at Buckingham Palace in London
Participating in the “Gala Concert on the Occasion of the Canonization of two Popes” in Toronto
Performing in Rome for St Columban's Day (1400th anniversary)
*  Participating in the CVSC Centenary Concert in London
*  Performing another “Haiti Concert” with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra in Dublin
*  Singing two Christmas Concerts on Malta


Highlights of 2015

Performing in Rome for the International Vocations Directors’ Conference
*  Going on their third extensive North America Tour with 10 concerts in 10 cities
Performing two Easter Concerts with Cappella Caeciliana in Belfast Opera House
*  Performing another Armagh-Concert (for Habitat for Humanity NI)
*  Singing a concert in Galway to mark the Cathedral’s 50th anniversary

*  Performing a concert in Ballymena
*  Participating in a charity concert in the RDS in Dublin
*  Performing a concert in Liverpool to support the work of Jospice
*  Going on Concert Tour with Cappella Caeciliana to mark CC’s 20th anniversary
*  Going on an Irish Christmas Tour (Limerick, Letterkenny, Cork, Wexford, Belfast, Derry)


Highlights of 2016

Participating in Ballymena’s “Festival of Music, Speech and Dance” Centenary Concert
*  Taking part in Cappella Caeciliana’s 20th anniversary concert
*  Performing for the St Patrick’s Day Charity Dinner Dance & Concert in the Titanic, Belfast
*  Singing a premiere Concert in Dungannon
*  Participating in the Festival of Faith Concert in Rathdowney

Recording their fourth album "Alleluia"
Doing several US Concerts to promote the new album
*  Participating in “The Big Sing”, Royal Albert Hall / London
*  Taking part in an RTÉ Christmas Special in Cork
*  Going on an Irish Christmas Tour


Highlights of 2017

*  Concert Trip to NYC in January

*  The Priests play several concert dates throughout Ireland


Highlights of 2018

The Priests celebrate 10 years as a singing group
*  Embarking on a 25 date tour of Ireland with their special show “The Priests, an Unexpected Journey”
*  ‘Alleluia’ released in the US
*  Concert Tour of the US
*  BBC/RTÉ documentary being made for TV in late August about the group’s story and life


"It has been a wonderful privilege
to bring this fabulous music across many countries
and we have been very excited and humbled by the response."
Fr Martin

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