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Michigan orchestra to perform in Westport

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WESTPORT BOUND The Grand Haven Orchestra from Michigan are set to play in the Holy Trinity Church next week.

Special event to take place in Holy Trinity Church

It’s a busy time of the year for the Mayo Youth Orchestra, directed by Dr Anne Moriarty as they prepare for what promises to be another great evening concert. On Wednesday, June 19 at 8pm, the orchestra will perform with the Grand Haven High School Orchestra from Michigan, USA, in the beautiful Holy Trinity Church, Westport.
The Grand Haven High School Orchestras, under the direction of Melissa Meyers, have 140 members divided into three ensembles: Concert Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra. They have consistently earned first division ratings at the district and state level in their home state of Michigan. In 2013, the Symphony Orchestra made its debut in Carnegie Hall where they then went on to perform in Salzburg and Vienna.
The orchestra programme also has an after-school Celtic group, which performs regularly throughout the school year and hosts its own Irish Fest in March. Grand Haven High School is located in Grand Haven, Michigan, on the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan. The orchestra will perform a combined piece with the Mayo Youth Orchestra at the concert, in association with KI Concerts.
Admission is €10/€8. Tickets on the door or online at www.eventbrite.ie.
The concert is facilitated by the Mayo International Choral Festival and all proceeds go to the Mayo Youth Orchestra and the Mayo International Choral Festival.