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On Friday 26th July an Inter Catholic Schools Concert “Sing with One Voice” was held at Emmanuel Cathedral. This was an initiative of Maris Stella School who joined with St Francis College Mariannhill, Kwa Thintwa School and Holy Family College to prepare the evening’s entertainment.
The event was opened by Bishop Barry Wood who welcomed all, prayed from the psalm 100 “Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth, serve the Lord with gladness, come into his presence singing for joy”.
Luke Ducray from St Henry’s College opened the concert with a rendition of the Lord’s Prayer. Thereafter St Francis College lifted up our hearts with four songs ending with Asimbonanga Mandela. This was followed by the Kwa Thintwa School for the Deaf with a dance routine ‘Tribute to Mandela’ – vibrant and joyful.
Holy Family College Choir inspired us with four songs as did Maris Stella Chapel Choir with Laudate Dominum and Ave Maria. This was followed by a medley of songs from Les Miserables, concluding with Holy Holy.
It was truly an inspirational evening and a joy to see so many young people participating. The evening was in aid of the Denis Hurley Centre. Fr Stephen Tully thanked all for coming and the young learners for their wonderful contribution. It was hoped that this would be an annual event from now on.