Celtic Concert an evening of magic in Wirth Theatre

There were pipes and drums and so much more at this year’s Celtic Concert.
A wide variety of pieces showcased the awesome talents of boys in an array of musical arrangements at the March 6 concert. There was a set involving smallpipes and fiddle. There were solo piping performances and broadsword dances. One highlight was the glow-in-the-dark fanfare, and there was even the creative use of basketballs in one number.
The behind-the-scenes video shown to the sold-out crown in Wirth Theatre showcased the hard work and dedication of the boys who appeared onstage as well as those who worked diligently behind the scenes.
“Besides being a fun and interesting project to be involved in, the Celtic Concert gives us an opportunity to teach the boys two important concepts. They learn about the high level of individual commitment required for a large group to perform complex material well as a team. They also learn that if each of them is attentive to the hundreds of tiny details that each seem inconsequential on their own, then as a group we can create magic. I believe those are important life lessons,” said Jim McGillivray, Director, Pipes & Drums.
“I’m always impressed by how well the boys get the job done on the day. If we prepare them, they always come through. Cultivating that kind of a partnership between the directors of the show and the students is a key element in the process," said Mr. McGillivray, who also produced the Celtic Concert
Broadcast Journalism students recorded the concert and they are currently editing the footage. The video will be posted to our website shortly. To view more photos from the evening, please click here.
Story by Julie Caspersen
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