Mu­si­cal ge­niuses

Bray People - - News -

ST. THOMAS’ school hall rang with beau­ti­ful clas­si­cal mu­sic last Thurs­day, dur­ing per­for­mances by the tal­ented pupils of the Bray Mu­sic Cen­tre.

The mu­si­cians, aged be­tween just five and over 60, were cheered by a huge au­di­ence of fam­ily and friends, who were all very proud to hear the fine re­sults of hours of prac­tice.

‘ The per­for­mance was very good and ex­tremely well at­tended,’ said Artemis Kent of the mu­sic cen­tre. There were 30 very young per­form­ers, dressed up for the evening, and 60 al­to­gether.

The chil­dren and adults tak­ing the stage all en­joyed the ex­pe­ri­ence, said Artemis.

She added that while there were cer­tainly some pre-per­for­mance jit­ters, all the acts were bril­liant and the au­di­ence mem­bers moved by the high stan­dard of tal­ent in the room.

While the mu­sic cen­tre does not al­ways put on a Christ­mas show, Artemis said that she and the staff felt it would be fit­ting to cel­e­brate mu­sic and the arts at a time when cut­backs are on the minds of peo­ple ev­ery­where.

While Bray Mu­sic Cen­tre is ex­pected to be self-fund­ing, the VEC has helped out sig­nif­i­cantly with many of their ex­penses over the years, some­thing that Artemis said is now go­ing to have to end. ‘ The fees we charge re­ally only pay the teach­ers,’ she said. ‘We have ab­so­lutely no bud­get so will have to tighten our belts some­how!’

She added that they will be looking in to fundrais­ing ideas for the new year.

Nar­ra­tor Lily Kate Hearns at the con­cert.

Aoife Kelly, Em­manuel Isi­aic and Karen Me­gan­nety in their full cos­tumes.

The ju­nior per­form­ers in their full cos­tumes at the Bray Mu­sic Cen­tre Christ­mas Con­cert in St Thomas’s.

Joseph played by Ben Sweeney.

Sarah Kelly was one of the wise men.

Ray McHallem at the Christ­mas Con­cert.

Rhi­an­non Healy De La Cruz on stage.

The Grumpy Sheep played by Katie Maye.

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