Father Ray residents amazed with student musicians touring Pattaya

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A group of music students from The Regents School Pattaya recently took time off from their studies to visit and perform at several venues in and around Pattaya. After performing for the residents at the old folk’s home in Banglamung, they also visited three children’s projects starting at the Father Ray Center for Children with Special Needs where, for the first time ever, the children listened to classical music performed on the piano by a very gifted young man.

It was then on to the Father Ray Day Care Center where the toddlers, who most days are incapable of sitting still for more than ten seconds, sat in silence as they watched and listened to the violin being played.

At the Day Care Center this young Australian student amazed the toddlers.At the Day Care Center this young Australian student amazed the toddlers.

For the students attending the Pattaya School for the Blind, music is a very important part of their daily schedule and even they sat in silence as they listened to a flute player from Korea which was followed by four young ladies who sang in beautiful harmony. But it was the trumpeters which really amazed the students, not just the music being played but how loud these brass instruments are when blown just a few meters away.

The performance by the students from The Regents School was just a foretaste of the quality of music that will be performed at the annual Picnic in the Park which will take place in May, details of which will be announced nearer the time.

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This young Korean flute player performed with perfection.This young Korean flute player performed with perfection.

At the School for the Blind, Brass teacher Mr. Mansell kept the children entertained.At the School for the Blind, Brass teacher Mr. Mansell kept the children entertained.

The Supremes, Spice Girls, Destiny’s Child. They all had to start somewhere.The Supremes, Spice Girls, Destiny’s Child. They all had to start somewhere.

Introducing classical music to the children at the Father Ray Foundation.Introducing classical music to the children at the Father Ray Foundation.

First time seeing a violin being played the children were spellbound.First time seeing a violin being played the children were spellbound.