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Vox Amicum Brass video dedicated to the memory of Karl Kirby

20 June 2020

"While listening to RTÉ Lyric recently, I was delighted to hear presenter, Evelyn Grant make reference to Vox Amicum’s very moving tribute to the late Karl Kirby, a much-loved past member of the National Youth Orchestra of Ireland.

As Chairperson of the Board of the NYOI, I wish to acknowledge and record my appreciation of this mark of respect on the occasion of Karl’s first anniversary. I am certain that the tribute which included a beautifully produced version on brass instruments of Stopford’s ‘Do Not Be Afraid’, combined with an appeal on behalf of Waterford Hospice, must have brought great consolation to his family and friends at this time. To have realised over €2000 in donations is a remarkable achievement and a fitting response to your generosity. It makes me proud as Chairperson of the NYOI and affirms my regard for the empathy, talent, creativity and resourcefulness of the members of the NYOI.

Kind regards,

John Dennehy"

To view the Vox Amicum Brass video dedicated to the memory of Karl Kirby, click here 

To donate to Waterford Hospice, click here