National Children’s Choir

Here is a short video taken by Gerry of Tuam Photo Studio of the National Children’s Choir in Salthill. 

National Children’s Choir

Here are some photos of the National Children’s Choir that was held in Dublin. 

The National Children’s Choir is a school-based choral experience for primary school children.  Pupils from 4th, 5th or 6th classes in Irish Primary Schools learn a common repertoire of songs that more than satisfies many objectives of the music programme at the senior end of the primary school. The children learn the repertoire in their own schools, taught by their own teachers, and join with other local schools three times a year to rehearse these songs with one of our Assistant Musical Directors. One rehearsal per year will be conducted by either Órla, Anne or Mairéad, our musical directors.

In Spring 2017, every child will perform in a Regional Concert. A small representative group from each school (typically 10%) will then perform in the National Concert Hall at the end of May.

Formed by the late Seán Creamer in 1985 to celebrate ‘European Music Year’, the choir has enjoyed tremendous success to date. Next year’s concerts will be the seventeenth in a series of bi-annual concerts.

The NCC is much more than large groups of children singing magnificent music to adoring parents, families and friends on local stages and in our National Concert Hall. It is a philosophy, a way of thinking about and celebrating children’s musicality. As a movement it absorbs their energy and gives it back in multiples.

Throwback Thursday

Have a look at our current 6th class children when they were little. 

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First Holy Communion Children

All first communion children and their families are invited to a special Mass of celebration on Sunday June 4th at 12 noon in the Basilica, Knock.
The children are welcome to wear their communion clothes and will actively participate in the Mass, making it a happy and memorable family occasion.

Further Information from Monica Morley on 094-9388100

 

Brain Breaks

As part of Active Schools Week the infant room are enjoying brain breaks to transition between lessons.