Newbridge Musical Society’s annual Gala Concert took place at the Hotel Keadeen last Thursday night.
There was a fantastic selection of music from stage and screen and a number of hilarious sketches guaranteed plenty of belly laughs on the night.
The audience was treated to hit songs from Chess, Abba, Smash, Vera Lynn, Fame and Gershwin in a night of entertainment that was described as a ‘guarantee to lift the spirits’ and leave the audience smiling.
Newbridge Muscial Society was formed back in 1981 by Sean Byrne who initiated a number of singing sessions in the Holy Family School hall, and by the autumn of 1981, auditions and rehearsals for Oklahoma took place with a flurry of musical evenings and post rehearsal parties in various houses. This set the pattern for a wonderful social atmosphere, which was to be a feature of those early years of the society.
In 2005 the society staged its 25th anniversary production, West Side Story, and continues to produce award-winning performances each year.
More recently this year the society put on a great rendition of Beauty and the Beast which went down a storm locally.