The Donegal Youth Orchestra, Donegal Youth Choir and Little John Nee will perform the Happy Prince in The Abbey Centre in Ballyshannon on Saturday 21st April at 3pm and again at 7pm. We look forward to seeing you there.
The Happy Prince is a very exciting, exquisite and beautiful music and storytelling commission as part of the Public Art Program of Donegal County Council Cultural Serivces and was commissioned in partnership with the VEC Music Education Partnership, An Grianan Theatre and supported by the Contemporary Music Centre and RTE Jnr Radio.
Working from an existing text, and directed by Raymond Keane from Barabbas Theatre, we have commissioned composer Vincent Kennedy and writer, actor, storyteller and musician Little John Nee to write and perform an orchestral/narrated Donegal adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s ‘The Happy Prince’.
The piece, which is about 50 minutes long explores the timeless themes of love, friendship and compassion in a magical way.