Music

St Mary’s School Choir

A little bit about us

In March 2013, Ms McKenna and Ms O’Connor established St Mary’s School Choir after discovering keen interests and talents in the senior end of the school. Since then an incredible amount has been achieved; a sell out musical, Christmas Concerts, Communions and shows

to name just a few. Now in its fourth successful year, with over seventy enthusiastic members, we have our sights set high.

What is our plan for the year?

We have our annual Christmas Concert in The Solstice Arts Centre in late November. This will be a fantastic achievement for our choir, considering that it will be our first time that over seventy girls will be performing together, on stage, representing our school.

We have a school assembly in February, for children and parents, where we will be showcasing the various songs that we have learned so far this year.

We will also be busy rehearsing for the First Holy Communion which takes place on the 13th of May 2017.

A smaller number of the girls will be competing, for the first time, in Cork Choral Festival and Navan Choral Festival. Both of these events will be taking place in April/May 2017.

We will be closing the year with a ‘Grand Finale Concert’. This is the girls chance to show parents, grandparents, aunties, uncles and friends what they have learned throughout the year. It is hugely successful and may even bring a few tears.

How we plan to get there

We have already held auditions for the choir and the girls have been given their places. Rehearsals take place every Friday from 3pm until 4pm and we use that hour to expose the girls to as much music and harmonies as possible. We try to incorporate different genres of music to give the girls an appreciation and understanding for music from before their time. We also try to keep things modern and fun by belting out some chart toppers, in perfect harmony of course.

We look forward to the year ahead and working with this talented and musical bunch of girls.

We look forward to the year ahead and working with this talented and musical bunch of girls.

 

St Mary’s School Band

Mrs McGale and Mrs Nally established the School Band in 2009. They have gone from strength to strength since then and performed at many important functions including First Communions, Parish Masses, Open Days, the Official Opening of the new school extension and in Concert with John Spillane.

All musicians are welcome. Rehearsals are held on a Tuesday from 3:00pm -4:00pm

Competition Band Members


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