'Unwrapping Christmas' at the National Concert Hall

On Tuesday, 10th December the 2nd years with the most positive sheets went to the National Concert Hall with St. Aidan’s Librarian Ms Flynn. The student’s from St. Ciara’s were Rachel, Mei Lee and James. The students from St. Lucy’s were Laura and Lauren. The student’s from St. Anthony’s were Tobi and Carla and the students from St. Enda’s were myself PJ and Latifa.

All of went to town on the LUAS starting at Fortunestown near Citywest. When we arrived at Jervis Street we walked up Grafton Street to St. Stephens Green were we made a wish in the fountain and checked out a group of three bronze figures – representing the Three Fates, who weave and measure the thread of man’s destiny. When we got to the Concert Hall it looked enormous and the lunchtime concert was sold out! Ms. Flynn got us balcony seats right behind the orchestra. The concert started at 1.05 and it was called ‘Unwrapping Christmas’.

The concert was broadcast live on Lyric and the Niall Carroll told us about each piece before the orchestra played it; the pieces were:- The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Nutcracker Suite, Miniature Overture, March, Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, Sleigh Ride, Claire de Lune and the Gold and Silver Waltz.

I would give this fieldtrip 15 out of 10.

PJ O’Keeffe, 2nd Year St. Enda’s