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Tuesday 12 November 2019

Celtic Tenors wow in open air concert on lawn of St Peter's College

Tony Dempsey, Brendan Howlin TD, Sean Foley, Robert O’Callaghan, Dr Bart Curtis cutting the anniversary cake, David Power, Mairead Colman, Declan Cloney and Pat Quigley
Tony Dempsey, Brendan Howlin TD, Sean Foley, Robert O’Callaghan, Dr Bart Curtis cutting the anniversary cake, David Power, Mairead Colman, Declan Cloney and Pat Quigley

The beautiful singing of the world renowned Celtic Tenors echoed around Summerhill as over 1,000 people gathered for a special outdoor concert at St Peter's College.

With support from the Loch Garman Band, it was an incredible evening of music in an idyllic setting overlooking the town, the harbour and beyond.

The trio had just arrived back in Ireland from a tour of New Zealand and Australia and were impressed by the picturesque setting.

One of the resident students at the college in 1942, Dr Bart Curtis, who is sure to have his fair share of memories of the college already, said it was a 'magical evening and a very memorable experience'.

Meanwhile, Deputy Principal and event organiser Mr Sean Foley thanked everybody who had helped and supported this significant undertaking in any way.

He said that the reasons behind the concert were threefold. Firstly, they wanted to recognise the links between Wexford, St Peter's and the performing arts.

Secondly, it was to celebrate 200 years since the first pupils arrived at St Peter's in Summerhill, a milestone which was also marked with the cutting of a celebratory cake on the night.

Finally, the evening was a fundraiser with 10% of the proceeds going to St Vincent de Paul and the remainder of the funds going to the development of the school's Astro playing pitch.

The new development is set to compliment the sports complex and all weather pitch, Power Park, which has been delivered through the hard work of the past pupil's union in the early 80s and 90s.

The concert enjoyed some wonderful feedback and among those suitably impressed by the setup was our very own Michael Londra who expressed interest in staging something similar himself.

'How do I make this happen?' he asked, upon seeing the setup on social media. 'Seriously, it looks fantastic.'

Wexford People

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