Sunday, September 25, 2016

Large attendance at very enjoyable concert

Up to 150 people attended last evening’s ‘Angels Guard Thee’ in Kilcullen Parish Chorch, in aid of the organ repair fund, writes Brian Byrne.

And every single one of them appreciated the performances of tenor Dave Maguire and pianist Paul McKeever in the superb acoustics of the church.

The stories behind each piece told by Owen C Lynch and Siobhan McKeever added significantly to the enjoyment of the evening. In addition to using the grand piano supplied by Piano Plus, Dr McKeever also played the John White organ which is the subject of the fundraising effort.

The music covered a range of styles and included works by Mendelssohn, Bach, Handel, Elgar and Charles Villiers Stanford, as as compositions from Mozart, Benjamin Godard, Reynaldo Hahn, Tschaikovsky, Barber, Chopin and John W Metcalf.

All the pictures from the event, which was also the second Brother Raphael Berney Memorial Concert, can be viewed here.