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Brighton students perform at 'BC Idol' event, art program benefit

Posted by Matt Rocheleau  February 28, 2011 10:09 AM

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(Courtesy: Christopher Huang)

St. Columbkille third-grader Libby Wu plays “The Butterfly” on piano at the recent "BC Idol" competition.

The following is a press release from Boston College:

Boston College hosted its 7th annual "BC Idol" event, with ticket proceeds benefitting St. Columbkille Partnership School in Brighton. The event, based on the popular FOX television program, featured BC performing artists competing for the crown of BC Idol. This year’s event showcased, for the first time, singers and musicians from St. Columbkille’s who performed in between the BC acts.

All the students performed on BC’s main stage in Robsham Theater on Feb. 17 in front of an audience of hundreds of students and community members. Over the years, BC Idol has become a banner event on campus.

The students from St. Columbkille who performed were: Stayce Legagneur, an eighth-grader who sang “Halo” by Beyonce; Roisin O’Rourke, a fifth-grader who sang Christina Aguliera’s “Beautiful,” and Libby Wu, a third-grader who played “The Butterfly” on piano.

The event netted $3,635 for St. Columbkille School’s arts program initiative, according to organizers.

The winner of the BC Idol contest was BC junior Liz Peter, a vocalist who sang “Rolling In The Deep” by Adele. She was backed up by BC senior Tim Shu on acoustic guitar.
BC Idol judges are all Jesuit priests: graduate student Casey Beaumier, SJ, and Lynch School of Education Dean Joseph O’Keefe, SJ, and Campus Minister Don MacMillan, SJ.

Assistant Director for Leadership Programs in the Boston College Student Programs Office Mer Zovko said, “It’s really a great opportunity to introduce some of the St. Columbkille students to a college campus and open some eyes – both theirs and our own BC students’ — to what it means to be part of a larger community.”

BC Idol is organized by BC students in the Emerging Leaders Program and undergraduate government as well as BC’s Office of Governmental and Community Affairs and Lynch School of Education.

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(Courtesy: Christopher Huang)

St. Columbkille fifth-grader Roisin O’Rourke sings Christina Aguliera’s “Beautiful."

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(Courtesy: Christopher Huang)

Stayce Legagneur, an eighth-grader at St. Columbkille performs Beyonce's "Halo."

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