The Happy Prince
'The Happy Prince' is an exquisite and beautiful work with music by composed and conducted by Vincent Kennedy and text by writer Little John Nee. Based on the Oscar Wilde story 'The Happy Prince', the piece explores the timeless themes of love, friendship and compassion in a magical way for stage and is performed by Donegal Youth Orchestra and Donegal Youth Choir and narrated by Little John Nee Raymond Keane of Barrabas Theatre Company directs this production.
This piece was commissioned in partnership with the VEC Music Education Partnership, An Grianan Theatre and supported by the Contemporary Music Centre and RTE Jnr Radio. Music was composed by Vincent Kennedy and text was written by writer Little John Nee.
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The Happy Prince, 2012
Commissioned utilising the Per Cent for Art Scheme arising from Donegal Main Drainage Scheme. The Happy Prince is a Donegal-based orchestral, song and story interpretation of Oscar Wilde's 'The Happy Prince' for Donegal Youth Orchestra and Donegal Youth Choir. The Artists involved were Vincent Kennedy Composer and Little John Nee, Theatre, Comedy, Composer & Storyteller. Duration was 45 minutes. The Premiere Performance was in An Grianan Theatre, Letterkenny and the show then toured to the The Abbey Centre, Ballyshannon and Town Hall Theatre Galway as part of Baboró International Arts Festival for Children. 'The Happy Prince' was also performed live on RTÉ Jr. at the RTÉ Radio studio.