The Royal Irish Academy of Music held its annual Gala High Achievers Concert last Wednesday 7th December and we are delighted to say that the Ursuline Secondary School’s Chamber Choir was one of the performers on the day. In the academic year 2015-2016, over 40,000 musicians took part in the RIAM Local Centre examinations. 300 were deemed High Achievers and a selection of these performed in regional concerts around the 32 counties in October and November of this year. Only 10 were chosen to participate in last Wednesday’s Gala Concert at the Royal Irish Academy in Dublin, therefore it was a fantastic achievement on the part of the Chamber Choir to have been selected for performance. Very well done!
We would also like to say congratulations to all students involved in the recent music examinations here at St Angela’s in November. The standard was very high, with many distinctions, and we hope you were pleased with your results.
Finally, we extend warmest wishes to all students, parents and staff as we wind down for the Christmas break. The school will reopen on Monday 9th January 2017. We bid everyone a peaceful Christmas and all the very best for the New Year!
The Royal Irish Academy of Music is hosting a series of concerts this November to showcase performances from the students who received High Achievers Awards in the academic year 2015-2016.
St Angela’s Academy of Music will be represented at the Munster Concert and Awards Ceremony, which is taking place at 3pm this Sunday 13th November in the Lime Tree Theatre in Limerick. Naomi Ryan will perform in the category of Musical Theatre, while the Ursuline Secondary School’s Chamber Choir will also present two songs. We wish them luck in their performances and congratulate them again on their outstanding achievements!
St Angela’s Academy of Music would like to extend our warmest congratulations to the Ursuline Secondary School’s Chamber Choir, who won the top prize in their competition at the Feis Ceoil Music Festival in Dublin on Tuesday 8th March.
The Chamber Choir competed for the Alice Oakley Quirk Cup which was open to post-primary mixed voice choirs under 19 years of age. Seven choirs participated in the category and performed in the RDS Concert Hall for adjudicator Catherine Ennis.
The Ursuline’s Chamber Choir chose to present a contrasting repertoire of Ave Maria (Joshua Himes) and Incantations (Michael McGlynn) and were awarded first place following their excellent performance. Many congratulations to the students and teachers involved for this outstanding success!