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In Pictures: Wonderful selection of images as Laois School of Music celebrates its 21st in St Peter’s church in Portlaoise

Laois School of Music celebrated its 21st year last weekend with two concerts in St Peters Church of Ireland, Portlaoise.

On SaturdayLaois School of Music Ensembles performed. The Laois School of Music Junior Youth Orchestra and the Music Generation Laois and Laois School of Music Chamber Group both took to the stage to a great audience response.

Alumni of Laois School of Music Elliott Murphy (cello) and Erin Dollard (soprano) also performed, and many Musician Educators who teach with Laois School of Music played on the night including Mary Wisely, Tatyana Vykhodtseva, Sonya Cadogan, Kim Melia and Andrea Sacchi,

On Sunday an afternoon Piano Recital in St. Peter’s Church featured Laois School of Music Musician Educators Mary Wisely, Tatyana Vykhodtseva and past pupils David Vesey, Emmett Malone and Jonathan Murray.

Laois School of Music has a dedicated staff of 15 professional Music Tutors and offers expert tuition in piano, woodwind, strings, percussion, vocal training and Music Theory.

Speaking at the 21st Birthday celebrations, Rosa Flannery, Music Development Officer with Laois School of Music said, “we are so grateful for all the supports provided to develop Laois School of Music over the past 21 years, including the support of Laois County Council including the Arts Office, the Arts Council and Laois Offaly Education and Training Board”.

“We provide access to high-quality music education, and we inspire a life-long love of music in all our students.

“We are very proud of all who performed at our birthday concerts, including current students, our Musician Educators and alumni of Laois School of Music.

“Thanks also to all the parents, and the people of Laois over the past 21 years who have been so supportive of us.

“We are very excited that Laois is leading the way in the provision of music education services in Ireland.”

The Laois School of Music 21st Birthday Celebrations was presented by Music Generation Laois and Laois School of Music, supported by Laois County Council as part of the Local Live Performance Programme funded by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts Gaeltacht, Sport and Media.

You can check out a brilliant selection of images from the two events below, as captured by photographer Alf Harvey.

Tatyana Vykhodtseva, Emmett Malone and David Vesey performing a six handed piece at the Laois School of Music 21st Birthday Celebrations Piano Recital Concert in St. Peter’s Church, Portlaoise. Picture: Alf Harvey

David Vesey, Emmett Malone, Mary Wisely, Tatyana Vykhodtseva and Jonathan Murray who performed at the Laois School of Music 21st Birthday Celebrations Piano Recital Concert in St. Peter’s Church, Portlaoise.

Nuala Kelly, Kimberly Melia and Mary Wisely at the Laois School of Music 21st Birthday Celebration Concert 
Antonio, Cillian and Molly Mahony at the Laois School of Music 21st Birthday 
Mary Connolly, Cian Reddin and Flora Malone at the Laois School of Music 21st Birthday Celebration Concert
Carmel and Martin Hibbits and Natalia Podvisevschii at the Laois School of Music 21st Birthday Celebration Concert 
Michael and Katie Kelly at the Laois School of Music 21st Birthday Celebration 
Siobhan Keogh, Sadhbh Murphy and Elliot Murphy at the Laois School of Music 21st Birthday Celebration Concert 
Bernadette, Rebecca and Victoria Weidling at the Laois School of Music 21st Birthday Celebration Concert
Aoife and Sheila McHenry at the Laois School of Music 21st Birthday Celebration 
Celine, Johanna, Caroline, Michael and Philip Kelly at the Laois School of Music 21st Birthday Celebration Concert 
Hazel Restrick, Patricia Nicholls and Doreen Gowing at the Laois School of Music 21st Birthday Celebration Concert
Laois Arts Officer Muireann Ni Chonaill speaking at the Laois School of Music 21st Birthday Celebration Concert
The Laois School of Music Junior Youth Orchestra led by Kim Melia at the Laois School of Music 21st Birthday Celebration Concert 

 

Laois School of Music Musician Educators Tatyana Vykhodtseva (piano) and Andrea Saachi (voice) performing at the Laois School of Music 21st Birthday Celebration Concert

Laois School of Music Musician Educators Tatyana Vykhodtseva (piano) and Kim Melia (flute) performing at the Laois School of Music 21st Birthday Celebration 
Laois School of Music Alumni Erin Dollard (soprano) and Mary Wisely (piano) performing at the Laois School of Music 21st Birthday Celebration Concert
Laois School of Music Alumni Erin Dollard (soprano) performing Time to Say Goodbye (Sartori) with Laois School of Music Musician Educators Mary Wisely (piano); Andrea Saachi (voice) and Kim Meila (flute) 
Originally from Emo and now Berlin based composer and cellist Laois School of Music Alumni Elliot Murphy (cello) performing excerpts from Inferno (Elliot Murphy) at the Laois School of Music 21st Birthday Celebration Concert
Laois School of Music and Music Generation Laois Chamber Group members, twins Joyce Lin Zhang and Jennifer Zhang performing at the Laois School of Music 21st Birthday Celebration Concert 

Rosa Flannery, Natalia Podvisevschii and Nuala Kelly with the birthday cake at the Laois School of Music 21st Birthday Celebration Concert 
Kim Melia, Sonja Cadogan and Mary Wisely cut the birthday cake at the Laois School of Music 21st Birthday Celebration Concert

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