Staff and students got together in Galway this winter to make some Christmas magic and they succeeded! Their Christmas charity single, Somewhere in My Memory is number one in the Irish iTunes chart. 

Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology staff, students and some extra special guests have topped the Irish iTunes Christmas charts with their beautiful cover of a song, of a tune made famous by the movie Home Alone, Somewhere in My Memory. All proceeds to the classic festival tune goes to charity.

The charity tune was recorded by the staff's GMIT Voices, the GMIT Student choir, with special guests Scoil íde children’s choir, from Salthill, in Galway.  The song is 0.99c to download, and all funds go to the Galway Hospice

' Somewhere in My Memory'

Staff and students got together in Galway this winter to make some Christmas magic and they succeeded! Full story here: http://bit.ly/2M1D427

Publiée par IrishCentral.com sur Lundi 16 décembre 2019

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Sean Rowland, Director of the two choirs, told the Irish Independent "We had no idea this could happen and are delighted. GMIT Voices (the staff choir) & The GMIT Student Choir only formed in February & September of this year respectively and what started out as a Christmas project uniting the two college choirs have become so much more” said Sean Rowland, director of the two choirs.

Somewhere In My Memory can be purchased and downloaded from iTunes here for just 99c.

***Breaking News*** We did it!! Our Christmas Charity single is No. 1 in the Irish iTunes Christmas Charts!!!!!!! Thank YOU - all proceeds to @GalwayHospice Download here for just 99c - https://t.co/i8v319vZnn pic.twitter.com/uBKTRPNOpr

— GMIT (@GMITOfficial) December 16, 2019

The song, Somewhere in My Memory, was the theme tune to Home Alone, in 1990. Written by John Williams, with lyrics by Leslie Bricusse, the Christmas tune was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song and the Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media at the time. We can see why. 

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