St Mel’s Cathedral to be venue for beautiful choral performance

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St. Mel's Cathedral. Photo: Joe McDonagh.

St Mel’s Cathedral to be venue for beautiful choral performance

Approximately 300 angelic voices are set to grace St Mel's Cathedral this April as the National Children's Choir prepares for its upcoming concert.

The National Children’s Choir is a school based choral experience for primary school children formed by the late Seán Creamer in 1985 to celebrate European Music Year. Affiliated pupils from fourth, fifth or sixth classes learn a common repertoire of songs in their own schools. They are taught by their own teachers and then join other schools three times a year to rehearse these songs together. Every child who learns the repertoire then performs in their local concert.

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This year, our region of the National Children’s Choir has just over 300 children from ten different national schools.
The schools involved are St Patrick’s NS Dromard, St Joseph’s NS Longford, St Emer’s NS Longford, St Columba’s NS Mullinalaghta, St Teresa’s NS Killoe, St Patrick’s NS Gowna, , St Mary’s NS Edgeworthstown, St Patrick’s NS Drumshanbo, Kilkenny NS and St Conal’s NS Co Donegal.

The children have been rehearsing since September and the schools will get together to perform their repertoire of songs on Thursday, April 11, in St Mel's Cathedral. The performance will start at 7.30pm and tickets, at €8, are available through the schools, or can be purchased at the door.

This promises to be an evening’s entertainment not to be missed!