Our Senior Choir are performing at a Laudate Festival.
This is a festival celebration of Primary School/parish faith community through song and reflection during Catholic Schools Week.
Our Lady of Victories Church in Ballymun on Tuesday 31st January at 7.00
This pilot project of the Dublin Archdiocese brings children from twenty one primary schools of the Archdiocese along with parishioners and choirs together to celebrate the gift of one another, to celebrate the gift of Catholic education and to sing an enjoyable, shared and engaging repertoire.
All are welcome (parents, families, friends and parishioners), with free entry to the Laudate festval night.
Catholic Schools week is on from Sunday 29th January to Saturday February 4th.
Click on this link for primary schools resources in Catholic Schools Week
Click on the link to play with the Reindeer Orchestra! It’s great fun. Thanks to the Seomra Ranga/Nollaig Shona site for showing us the game.
This morning, we had a concert led by Miss Lora. There was a fifth class (us!), a fourth class (Ms McNicholas) and a third class (Mr Gorman/Ms McNamee). We all sang three songs each.
After we warmed up, we all sang “Hello to all the Children of the World.”
Third class sang “A Sailor Went to Sea”, “How Much is that Doggy in the Window?” and “Sing a Song”.
Fourth class sang “Catch a Falling Star”, “Do Your Ears Hang Low” and “Smile.”
Fifth class sang “Don’t Worry, Be Happy”, “What a Wonderful World”, and “Walking on Sunshine.”
At the end we all sang “Happy.”
We had a great time working with Miss Lora and we think that all the parents and Ms Walsh’s third class enjoyed the concert!
THANK YOU MISS LORA!
Miss Lora teaches us music every Friday. Every week, we sing songs and sometimes we learn new ones. At the moment, we are learning “Don’t Worry, Be Happy.”
This week, we sang “Doggy Doggy, Where’s Jerome” and passed around a small stuffed puppy. When the song got to “I took Jerome”, the person who had Jerome had to sing solo. Someone in the middle had their eyes closed and had to guess who sang it.
This week, we also played percussion instruments. We did this to practise keeping the pulse of the music steady.
We have great fun every week. Thank you, Miss Lora!
St Molaga’s school choir took FIRST PRIZE at the Feis Ceoil in the RDS on Tuesday 8th March. The choir won the competition for Unison Junior choirs and gave fantastic performance of ‘The Tiger’ and ‘Pure Imagination’ from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. The adjudicator Catherine Ennis (daughter of Seamus Ennis) praised the choir for their enthusiastic singing, impressive breath control, in tune singing and warm tone. Their score was 87/100 which was very high indeed. Teachers Jennifer Ferguson and Patricia Hegarty were very proud of their talented and hard-working singers. Everyone was delighted that all the hard work paid off. They received a beautiful silver trophy which will take pride of place in the school trophy cabinet for one year. The choir were accompanied on the piano by Noreen Gavin from Skerries.
The Drogheda Choir Competition
Yesterday 18/11/15 I went with the choir to the Barbican Theatre in Drogheda. I was with the senior choir. We were competing in 2 competitions. We left the school at 10.00am. We got there at around 10.30. We had to go to the dressing rooms to practise our songs. We practised for 15mins. We were 3rd up for singing. We sang Jim along Josie and Rule the World. We sang really well but unfortunately we didn’t win. We thought we came 2nd place. We sang in a secondary school competition just for the fun. We sang Wade in the Water and Say Something. We were really good but obviously we didn’t win. When we were done we went to the old folks home to sing some songs. We had a fun day.
Reuben, 5th class.
Last week we have a very exciting music lesson. Ms Donnelly brought in her violin and played it for us!
This morning we listened to “First you make your fingers click”. In the music you only use your hands and feet to make the music. We then worked in groups and made our own compositions. We are now composers. Click and have a listen !
We have been working really hard from day one in fourth class!
We have learned the poem ‘Autumn Fires’
In the other gardens
And all up the vale,
From the autumn bonfires
See the smoke trail!
Pleasant summer over
And all the summer flowers,
The red fire blazes,
The grey smoke towers.
Sing a song of seasons!
Something bright in all!
Flowers in the summer,
Fires in the fall!
By: John Louis Stevenson
we also learned a song called Autumn Autumn
Here are its lyrics:
Animals in Hibernation
Red, yellow, orange, brown
Leaves fall down, down
This is the video we made mixing both of them together. One half the class recites the poem while the others hum the tune. We all did the song in canon! Click on the Autumn link to hear the song. You will probably have to wear earphones as the sound is quite low.
We also made some paper trees and used paint to create nice bark-like textures!