Honouring Brother Vincent

The lead characters of St Michael’s Institution’s production of the musical Frozen (from left) Prince Hans, Princess Elsa, Anna and Kristoff. — Photos by RONNIE CHIN

The lead characters of St Michael’s Institution’s production of the musical Frozen (from left) Prince Hans, Princess Elsa, Anna and Kristoff. — Photos by RONNIE CHIN

THIS year’s St Michael’s Institution’s musical performance of Disney’s Frozen is dedicated to its longest serving La Sallian, Brother Vincent J. Corkery.

The school’s principal Chan Nyook Ying said Brother Vincent passed away on March 22, when the play was still in the final stages of production.

“We remember his decades of hard work, passion for the growth of education, and his strong support for the institution’s annual drama.

“He occupied a special place in the hearts of Michaelians across the globe. He was a visionary, a leader, and an educator par excellence.

Corkery passed away on March 22, at a time when the play was still in the final stages of production — filepic

 

“Even in his last days, Brother Vincent still served the student community with fervour, and untiring dedication,” she said during a press conference recently when promoting the play.

Chan, who is also the producer of the play, said the institution hopes to raise more than RM100,000 from the sales of tickets and sponsorship for the three-day musical event.

She said the first production at the institution was held in 1954, and the response for all the previous shows had been very good.

“I am hoping this year the production will also draw good crowds just like previous years, or even better.

“The purpose of our drama production yearly is to raise funds for our school’s development,” she added.

The cast of Frozen posing for photos during rehearsal at St Michael recently.

The cast of Frozen posing for photos during rehearsal at St Michael recently.

An 84-strong team comprising cast, musicians, crew, artists and wardrobe assistants will be involved in the musical drama.

Chan said one of the aims of the play is to ensure the tradition of performing arts in the institution continue to stay strong and relevant, providing a platform for students to harness their potential through drama, encouraging creativity, and to nurture important values including team-building skills.

Tickets for the performances which will be held from April 15 to 17 at 7.45pm, are priced at RM20 and RM50, .

For details, call 05-2540418 during office hours.

Source: The Star