State Funeral of Professor Chris O’Brien AO


State Funeral of Professor Chris O’Brien AO

Professor Chris O’Brien and Prime Minister Kevin Rudd

~ click on picture above for 60 Minutes interview ~

Our school choir, along with Year 11 and 12 boys and the St. Ignatius College Choir, sang at the state funeral of Professor Chris O’Brien AO (Office of the Order of Australia) at St. Mary’s Cathedral today.

It was a touching and moving tribute to a wonderful and dedicated man. His two sons and daughter were a testament to his great character in giving stirring and awe-inspiring speeches. We were blessed as a school to have one of our old school captains, Chris O’Brien, speak so passionately to us in June last year, where he urged us to become “men of steel”.

The choir sang a beautiful collection of 13 songs, including “Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven”, “Crimond – Psalm 23”, “Here I Am, Lord”, “Be Thou My Vision” and their own solo item “Ancient Words”.

Here is a clip of Chris from Sky News in March this year. May his determination, optimism, dedication and compassion inspire you also…

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