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College Opera hits 75

Wednesday, 5th December, 2018 11:08am
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College Opera hits 75

The late Joe Donoghue and the late Noel Kirrane raised the standard to new heights.

College Opera hits 75

The late Joe Donoghue and the late Noel Kirrane raised the standard to new heights.

THE Chinese have a saying “we should climb on the shoulders of the ancestors to see the horizon”.

We are indebted to men of vision and talent who first produced a light musical in St. Jarlath’s College, Tuam in 1944, which has ever since been given the grandiose title of The Opera.

Since then the musical descendants first in St Jarlath’s, and later in association with Scoil Bhríde, The Mercy, have followed that vision to stage an opera before Christmas. Now 75 years later we are looking forward to a new horizon.

The visionaries in 1944 were Fr Christy Langan, newly appointed dean, Fr Charles Scahill, a talented musician and organist, and Fr Joseph Cunnane, who later was to become Archbishop of Tuam.

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