Children's Choir

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Children’s Choir

The National Children’s Choir was set up in 1985 by a man called Seán Creamer to celebrate the European Music…

The National Children’s Choir was set up in 1985 by a man called Seán Creamer to celebrate the European Music Year.  It takes place bi-annually and schools can participate with children from 4th, 5th or 6th class.  The children are taught the repertoire in their own school and then they come together with other schools for rehearsals throughout the year.  Towards the end of the year the children take part in a magnificent concert with children from many different schools.  In 2013 over 8,000 children took part in the National Children’s Choir throughout the country.

The repertoire is very challenging and usually contains about 18 songs in Irish, English, Latin and sometimes other languages such as French or Italian.

In our school the children from 5th and 6th class participate.  This year is the second time we have been involved and both students and teachers have thoroughly enjoyed every part of it so far.  The children have been enthusiastic and hard working as they learn the repertoire.  Their behaviour when they have been to the large rehearsal groups has been exemplary and we have been very proud of them.  They have represented our school so well.

The concerts for our school will take place in Shoreline Leisure Centre in Greystones on the 6th and 7th of May 2015.

 

Repertoire for 2015 concerts

Dún do Shúile

The Lord is my Shepherd

World in Union

The Rhythm of Life

Máirseáil Uí Néill

Battle Hymn of the Republic

Siúl a Rún

The Holy City

Shepherd Song

Gloria!

Lift Thine Eyes

Bealtaine na Maighdine

Seventy-Six Trombones

Soldiers’ Chorus

‘Sí do Mhaimeo í

The Poet Sings

The Fair Fair Land

The Journey of Hope