How do you get to Carnegie Hall, New York?
Practice, practice, practice! Six dedicated Kilkenny teenagers will travel to New York at the end of the month as members of the Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland. They will perform in three other locations around New York before taking to the stage at Carnegie Hall on October 30. Ben Cuffe, Conor Cuffe and Sean Heary are all in the C.B.S. Secondary School. Meabh O’Reilly and Sorcha Ryan are 5th year Loreto students and Noah Snyder is a 1st year in Colaiste Pobail Osrai.
All travel once a month to rehearse in Dundalk with musicians from both sides of the border. The national Peace Proms tour is held every year in Ireland. Every second year the orchestra travel to a world stage. The Peace Proms is a choral singing programme which promotes tolerance and unity through music. All cultural and religious backgrounds are brought together through the folk, pop and traditional music genres of Ireland. The Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland was established almost 20 years ago. The teenagers are honoured to represent their county and country through the universal language of music. Before New York, however, they will travel west for five concerts at the Galway Peace Proms on October 17.