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The Dr. Tom Dooley Choraliers have been bringing the Joy of Ireland to audiences through our singing and Irish Hospitality for sixty years. That's a long rich history of singing but we're just getting started because the world needs an Irish song!
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The Choraliers recorded their 2023 St Patrick's Day Show to share with area hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living residences and those shut in. We hope you enjoy our show!
The Dr. Tom Dooley Choraliers remember the man whose name they proudly took sixty years ago in 1962 to honor this humanitarian Doctor of Irish heritage. You can learn about this amazing man, Tom Dooley by watching the video below. Slainte!
60 Years of Singing the Songs of Ireland
Founder and longtime Director Mike Pinkasewicz in his trademark yellow jacket
The Dr. Tom Dooley Choraliers traveled to Washington DC to entertain President Ronald Reagan and Mrs. Reagan.
“To be an ever growing fraternal singing organization that is dedicated to the average singer having fun creating and preserving extraordinary music that preserve the traditional music of Ireland. The Dr. Tom Dooley Choraliers are an organization that is known in the community for making a difference singing the songs of Ireland. A Group that makes a difference in the lives of both the singer, the listener and the community by performing the traditional music of Ireland”
“Making Life Better performing the traditional music of Ireland”Vision:
1.“Promote fellowship and friendship among men of good character” 2.“Perpetuate, celebrate and preserve harmony in the traditional Style of Ireland” 3.“Provide the opportunity to experience the joy of singing”. 4. “Sustain music in the lives of people in our community” 5. “Service to others through our Music”
Physician, Author, Humanitarian. Best known for his philanthropic work in Indochina. Born in St. Louis, MO, Dooley served as a medical officer in the U.S. Navy after graduation from St. Louis University Medical School. In 1954, he was assigned to the USS Montague, which was traveling to Vietnam to evacuate refugees. While with the Navy, he organized refugee camps in Vietnam where he developed strong anti-communist sentiment. His experiences there are related in his first book, "Deliver Us from Evil: The Story of Vietnam's Flight to Freedom". In 1956 he left the navy to start a private, mobile medical unit in Laos. He helped found the Medical International Cooperative Organization (MEDICO), a non-profit organization dedicated to providing medical aid for developing countries. Dooley personally raised nearly $1 million for MEDICO through his television appearances, lecture tours and books, including "The Edge of Tomorrow" and "The Night They Burned the Mountain", both about his experiences in Laos. In 1959, Dooley returned to the U.S. for cancer treatment. He died in 1961 from malignant melanoma. Dooley was awarded the Legion of Merit, the National Order of Vietnam, and posthumously awarded a Congressional Gold Medal. After his death there were unsuccessful efforts to have him canonized as a Roman Catholic saint. Dooley's example was cited by President John F. Kennedy when he launched the Peace Corps.
If you're Irish, you already love to sing, laugh and tell a joke or two. Well we've a place for you! Why not join us by becoming a Choralier? It's the most fun you can legally have in public.
Seamus O'Cleary invites men of all ages to journey over to Coleman's Irish Pub on Wednesday nights and partake in song and Craic with the Dr. Tom Dooley Choraliers!
Lisa is the “Heart & Soul” of the Dr. Tom Dooley Choraliers . She is of Celtic heritage (some say an Irish Princess).
Her love, passion, musical gifts, and mirth can be seen, heard and felt in every performance.
She fills our rehearsals with encouragement to sing and perform better than before, all while giving us a Craic of a good time!
We're Irish Singers that love to sing the popular songs of Ireland like Danny Boy