Shalom College Chamber String Ensemble will hold its annual concert to celebrate the graduating year 12 students and will be extra special as the schools raises money for past student Molly Dawson.
The Shalom College Chamber String Ensemble consists of 20 students from years 7 – 12 will present An Afternoon of Beautiful Music at the Holy Rosary Church on October 19.
Instrumental Music Teacher Bernadette Connolly said the concert was open to the community and the college choir would also perform along side the ensemble.
“The ensemble gives a concert at the end of each year where we celebrate the year 12 students who are about to graduate and who have been part of the group throughout their high school years,” Mrs Connolly said.
“This year we have 2 graduating seniors, Laura Helbig and Paul McMahon who will both feature in the concert.
“Laura will perform as a soloist with the ensemble playing a work for piano and strings called Kingdom Hearts by Shimomura, she will also sing the beautiful Make You Feel My Love by Bob Dylan.”
While Paul will feature as the violin soloist in an arrangement of Rimsky-Korsakov’s Capriccio Espagnol.
Chamber String Ensemble performance to help Molly
Mrs Connolly said each year the student chose a charity or orgainsation the funds raised at the concert would go to, and this year it was suggested the money go to cause close to the school’s heart.
“Molly graduated from Shalom last year and she was appointed to one of the learning support teachers aide positions offered by the college this year,” she said.
“Early in the year she was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma and has been battling the cancer throughout the year.
“Laura Helbig, the leader of our ensemble suggested we do this concert for Molly and everyone else wholeheartedly agreed.”
The Shalom College Chamber String Ensemble will also perform a wide range of repertoire including some classical works such as The Capriol Suite by Peter Warlock as well as a variety of pop and show tunes.
Mrs Connolly said there would also be a performance by some of the Shalom staff members with the Nicholas Buc arrangement called Scandinavian Invasion.
The Shalom College Chamber String Ensemble concert will be held at the Holy Rosary Church on Saturday, 19 October commencing at 3pm. Entry will be by donation and all proceeds going to help Molly Dawson.