Musically, we wanted the ‘Night of Light ‘concert to give people a sense of hope, so picking the music for our choir and musical guests began as soon as possible. We invited the Clondalkin Gospel Choir, Coláiste Bríde Choir, and the MPC Taiko Drummers to perform. We began rehearsing in early December, the nerves and excitement filled the stage on the first rehearsal. It was clear that something fantastic was happening before us. We produced a choir, consisting of schools, Moyle Park College boys and Coláiste Bríde ladies. Auditions began and stars were born as they say, with Colin Redmond, Rory Day, Ryan Browne, Ryan Cahill and Dylan Wall securing solo pieces , representing the amazing talent that Moyle Park has to offer. Soloists from Coláiste Bríde included the amazing Janice Hemedy, who gave a stunning rendition of Emelie Sandes, ‘Wonder’. Another star in the making included Rachel who sang alongside our very own Ryan Cahill, to give a completely romantic rendition of ‘Falling Slowly’. TY student Ryan Brown took centre stage, performing with Bernadette, to give us their hopeful take on the Gary Barlow song, ‘Sing’. Weeks and weeks of rehearsals ensued but the determination of all acts to produce a night of wonderful music kept us on our toes!! The theme of the shows artwork was inspired by the work of the famous Post – Impressionist Dutch Artist, Vincent Van Gogh and his Starry Night oil painting. This represents a sleepy village in France, lying under the swirling skies of a starry night.
The success of the show is down to the hard work and dedication of every student and teacher involved. From both TY groups, Ms Ellis and her amazing artistic energy, Ms Sreenan and her willingness to create brilliance,Brother Nick and his boardcrew, Ms Dooley and her killer harmonies and last but not least, Mr Houlihan whose energy and passion to achieve great things is infectious.
Friendships and a lot of happy memories have been made during this experience.