Congratulations to the boys and girls of Senior Choir who won the Under 13’s competition at the Drogheda Youth Choral Competition on Friday 24th November. They sang ‘Ching a Ring Chaw’ and ‘Somewhere in my Memory’, taking home the trophy for the second year in a row.
That afternoon, they shared their music with the residents and staff at Sunhill Nursing Home in Termonfechin. The residents were delighted with their singing and even joined in with ‘The Foggy Dew’.
The choir are now looking forward to their carol singing in the Department of Children and Youth Affairs next Tuesday and at Millfield on Wednesday 20th December. The junior choir are also busy practising and hope to bring their Christmas tunes to local nursing homes in the coming weeks.
Yesterday we had a very exciting visit from Redmond O’ Toole. Redmond is a professional guitarist and has played with the Chieftains. He has played in some of the most famous concert halls all over the world. He plays the classical guitar so you might hear him playing some Bach and classical Spanish pieces. He is a teacher with the Royal Irish Academy of Music. His student Marina Kilmurray came with him too and it was cool because she is from Balbriggan! Redmond brought an 8 string guitar and played some wonderful pieces for us!
Leah said “It was fantastic I had never seen a guitar like that before”
Max said “His fingers moved so quick when he was playing”
Killian said “He was good at playing the music”
Adrian said “It was amazing”
Many thanks to Redmond for visiting and to Deborah Kelleher of the Royal Irish Academy of Music for helping to organise this visit!
On Thursday recorder class began, everyone was excited to get started. The children got their recorders and began learning “B”. We played a cool jazzy song called “JazzyB” next we we will be learning A & G
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.