A glorious Gaelic Gala

Symphonic Orchestra performs “Lord of the Dance”

On Tuesday, October 18th, Dr. Scott McCormick and the Langley Orchestra presented its Gaelic Gala concert, featuring a variety of Celtic music and stunning dances from the O’Neill-James School of Irish Dancing.

Dancers from the O’Neill-James School of Irish Dancing rehearse before the concert

Prior to the concert, orchestra students enjoyed a baked potato bar and enjoyed Celtic-themed treats in Langley Hall. Highlights of the concert included performances of traditional Irish music including reels and jigs.

Concert Orchestra performs “Echoes of Ireland”

Student soloists played alongside each of Langley’s three orchestras: Concert Orchestra (freshmen & sophomores), Symphonic Orchestra (juniors & seniors), and Philharmonic Orchestra (all grade levels by audition).

Junior violinist and concertmaster of the Symphonic Orchestra, Tano Chun, rehearses his solo for “Scenes from the Emerald Isle”

The concert program can be downloaded below, and a concert recording link will be made available to orchestra families via e-newsletter and Schoology. (Be sure to sign up for e-news in the right sidebar if you aren’t already subscribed.)

Special thanks to Theatre Director Brian Kaufman and his Saxon Stage Tech Team for building the stage platform and managing the varying sound and light requirements during our concert. And a huge thank you and shout out to all of our volunteers — students, parents, and alumni parents — who support the Langley Orchestra in countless ways.

Check out many more fabulous photos on our Shutterfly site. A million thanks to our concert photographer, Rania Razek!