DCU‘s Glee society took centre stage at the Helix last week for their first ever sold out concert.
The group performed various well-known hits and medleys to a sold-out crowd of approximately 1,300 people.
“I think the three words that struck my mind were talent, energy, and enthusiasm but talent being number one. I was hugely impressed yet again that in the midst of all the work students do during the day they can produce such a wonderful show this evening. I was just blown away again,” President of DCU Brian MacCraith said at the event.
MacCraith said that he aims to attend all DCU events like this in order to show support for all DCU clubs and societies, but particularly enjoys Glee.
“I hugely enjoyed myself, the time flew. I thought it was fantastic, I come as many years as I can to this and to all major events, but Glee, in particular, has been a part of DCU.”
“I recognised about half the songs but all of them were really enjoyable anyway. The arrangements were really interesting as well, they weren’t just standard, they slowed some down, they mixed some songs together, I thought it was so cleverly done, done in such a professional way as well,” MacCraith added.
This was DCU Glee’s first concert of this magnitude and they are aiming to continue this annual event for years to come.
“DCU Glee is so special because of how small and close the cast are every year, everyone works hard putting in hours of rehearsals from October up until our show in March,” said Glee member Roisin Phelan.
“Being a part of Glee this year has been incredible, this is my second year being a part of it and I honestly couldn’t imagine my college experience without it now.”
The show lasted almost two hours and it was packed full of songs that had the room up on their feet.
The cast performed a range of songs from Broadway musicals to a Westlife tribute, earning them a standing ovation.
“It takes a lot of dedication and hard work and sometimes it can be stressful but in the end, it’s all worth it.
Having the opportunity to put on a show in the Helix is so incredible and we as a cast are so grateful to have the opportunity to do so,” Phelan added.
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