As you are aware the Senior Orchestra has been rehearsing very hard over the past few weeks for their concert with the RTE NSO and world-renowned violinist Tasmin Little on Friday 6 December in the Watergate Theatre.  You will already have received 2 free tickets (via your child) to attend this special mini concert in the Watergate Theatre.

The following are the details for that day:

Friday 6 December

5.00pm                          Children should arrive at the Watergate Theatre with their music and instrument in concert attire (orchestra sweatshirt, white polo shirt, white knee-high socks for girls, uniform skirt/trousers, black shoes and no runners please).

5.30pm                    Orchestra rehearsal with Ms O Leary

6.15pm                    Fergus Shiel and violinist Tasmin Little will arrive at the Watergate to rehearse with the orchestra.

6.45pm                    Short break

7.00pm                   Concert commences

The concert should be over at 7.30pm approx.

8 – 10.00pm         RTE NSO Concert in St Canice’s Cathedral accompanied by violinist Tasmin Little.  All the orchestra members will be given free tickets to attend this concert. (The orchestra will not be performing at this concert)  Parents/guardians who wish to attend will need to purchase their own tickets for this concert.

It is hoped that as many parents as possible will also attend this concert and support the event, as this is a great opportunity to hear our national orchestra and violinist Tasmin Little play here in Kilkenny.  The Arts Council and Kilkenny Co Council are funding this event and our orchestra has been afforded a very unique opportunity to participate in the workshops and concert with professional musicians, at no additional cost to our music programme or to our students.  I wish to acknowledge the help of the music teachers in the school who have been of tremendous assistance in preparing the children for this event and also to some of our past pupils from Transition Year, Loreto who have done trojan work in the past couple of weeks working with individual groups.  This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for the children and I look forward to seeing you on the night at both concerts where a wonderful evening’s entertainment is promised.

Tickets for the RTE NSO Concert in St Canice’s Cathedral are €16/14 available to purchase at Watergate Theatre Kilkenny (056) 776 1674