As part of their year-long 50th anniversary celebrations and Luton St Patrick’s Festival, Luton Irish Forum coordinated a concert of current and former pupils, teachers of Cardinal Newman School, and their families at the Luton Library Theatre on 13 March. The main feature of the evening was a 44 strong orchestra and choir that performed the biggest hits of every decade, under the stewardship of Head of Music Stanley Carter. Joe Richardson, Head Teacher took a few moments to celebrate the life of Cardinal Newman and the heritage that has been such an important part of what they do. Also sharing the stage that evening was Leagrave Comhaltas and friends, The Walshe Academy of Irish dancing and The Wilson Show. More than £1000 was raised for the school’s music department.

Chair of Governors Karen Sutton said ‘We had a great time and thoroughly enjoyed all the acts – what a talented bunch! I know a lot of hard work went into the evening to make it such a success. It is fantastic to see the Irish Forum and Cardinal Newman coming together to celebrate.’

Cardinal Newman will celebrate their Official Reunion at the School from 7pm on 4 May. Tickets are available from the School Reception.

Cardinal Newman School and Luton Irish Forum join forces to stage a memorable concert