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Friday 26 April 2019

Classical concerts raise thousands for charities

Soloist Niamh Murray, on behalf of Kilmacanogue NS, accepts a cheque for €1,500 from Fr Joseph Apust.
Soloist Niamh Murray, on behalf of Kilmacanogue NS, accepts a cheque for €1,500 from Fr Joseph Apust.

Mary Fogarty

A series of concerts which took place in Enniskerry at Christmas time raised thousands for local organisations.

Organisers presented cheques last week to Wicklow Homeless Five Loaves, to Kilmacanogue National School, and to the St Vincent de Paul Society.

Internationally renowned soprano Niamh Murray and the Enniskerry Concert Choir presented 'Joy to the World' in two performances last December at St Mary's Church in Enniskerry.

They performed two wonderful concerts of Christmas favourites, which audiences thoroughly enjoyed.

The annual concerts have become a firmly established favourite in the village, selling out year after year and attracting music lovers from all over Wicklow, Dublin and further afield.

The concerts were preceded by Christmas afternoon tea in the Sumerhill House Hotel on the afternoon, prior to the evening performances.

Fr Joseph Apust was delighted to be able to hand over cheques to the recipients. Niamh Murray accepted €1,500 on behalf of Kilmacanogue National School; Tom Carey was presented with €1,500 for St Vincent de Paul, and Fr Joseph gave Tommy Gordon from WH Five Loaves, a cheque for €2,200.

All of the recipients were very grateful to receive the donations.

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