The Lucan Community College annual Christmas concert was a huge hit again this year as it brought festive cheer to all in attendance last night.
The concert, now in its 14th year, wowed students, past-students, parents and staff with a beautiful choral tribute to Christmas.
The level of performance was incredibly high with each and every note savoured by those in attendance.
There was also some beautiful individual performances with Emma and Rachel Kilroy performing ‘Mary, Did you know’ in an acoustic duet and Darragh Bacon and Domhnaill Ó’ Corragáin providing a haunting performance of the Fleet Foxes ‘White Winter Hymnal’.
Gail Elise also performed a beautiful solo rendition of ‘Where are you Christmas’ from the movie The Grinch.
Traditional festive favourites were also on show with Jordan Murphy singing a pitch perfect rendition of ‘The Christmas Song’ by Nat King Cole while a beautifully performed,multi-lingual version of ‘Silent Night’ by Ana Gayubo Kinch, Anna O’Connor, Anna Wanic and Ellie Sisk in first year drew rapturous applause from the audience.
The Lucan Community College Chamber Choir put in another outstanding performance throughout the evening with rousing renditions of ‘Jingle Bells’, ‘Hark the Herald’ and ‘Oh come, All ye faithful’.
The Chamber Choir, led expertly by Mr Duffy, ended on a high with their beautiful, show-ending performance of ‘Holy night’.
As usual, Mr. Purcell got to show his full range of skills with his piano accompaniment in an evening that also saw Ms. Suttle join the Chamber Choir for this special celebration. Thank you also to all the teachers who helped create the Christmas setting for the concert and to Ms Quirke and Ms Malone for helping with the festive food on the night.
There was even enough time for one more final festive Jingle Bells before all got to enjoy the mulled wine and mince pies to complete the college’s Christmas celebration with our community.
As admission was free, the college gave the audience an opportunity to contribute to a local charity at the end of the concert. This raised almost €200 for the NCBI and the work they do with people with sight issues all around Ireland.
A huge thank you to Mr. Duffy and each member of the Chamber Choir, the time spent practicing for this night was hugely appreciated by all lucky enough to be there to witness this special Christmas moment.