Yesterday evening, Wednesday 25th April, the Secondary School Musical Evening took place and what a night it was! Students must go through an audition process to participate in this event which means that the audience was treated to an extremely high standard of performance throughout the night.
There was a wide range of soloists/duos in instruments such as piano, violin, cello, flute and harp, as well as many singers in both the musical theatre and classical genres. In terms of group performances, there were three choirs (First Year, Cecilian, Chamber), two traditional groups (Intermediate and Senior), and two orchestras (Intermediate and Senior).
Special congratulations go to the students who went on stage up to three or four times throughout the evening, and also to the many Sixth Year students who still find time to dedicate themselves to their music even during such a hectic school year.
Huge thanks to all the teachers who prepared their students. And thank you to everyone who attended – we hope you enjoyed this fantastic evening of entertainment!
We are heading into a very busy period of the school year! Next week marks the beginning of our pre-Easter examination session. Exams with the Royal Irish Academy of Music will run from Monday 12th March to Friday 16th March, while exams with the Leinster School of Music will be happening on Friday 23rd March.
Coming soon after that will be two highlights of the music calendar: our annual musical evenings. The Primary School & External Musical Evening will take place on Tuesday 17th April at the Scoil Angela Primary School and the Secondary School Musical Evening will be the following Wednesday 25th April at the Ursuline Secondary School. We encourage your attendance on both of these special nights!
The Secondary School Musical Evening took place last Tuesday 21st March in the gym hall of the Ursuline Secondary School. It was a fantastic night’s entertainment, with performances from the Intermediate Orchestra, Senior Orchestra, First Year Choir, Second Year Choir, Cecilian Choir, Chamber Choir, Intermediate Traditional Group, Senior Traditional Group, and numerous soloists on a wide range of instruments, including piano, harp, violin, cello, flute, oboe and voice.
This annual musical evening is an opportunity for the students to demonstrate how much they have achieved in the past school year, and their hard work was evident in the extremely high standard of performance last Tuesday night. An event like this cannot be successful without the support of the music teachers, in particular Mary-Rose McNally (who accompanied many of the soloists and conducted the orchestras), Joan Butler (who led all the choirs), and Kathleen Nesbitt (who played with the traditional groups). Sincere thanks also to the principal of the Ursuline, Mary Butler, who introduced each of the acts throughout the concert.
Huge congratulations to everyone involved!
With a busy calendar of events coming up, please take note of the following important dates:
Tuesday 21st March: Secondary School Musical Evening, taking place in the Ursuline Secondary School gym hall
Wednesday 29th March: Primary School Music Evening, taking place in the Scoil Angela Primary School hall
Week beginning Monday 6th March: Pre-Easter examinations with the Royal Irish Academy of Music
Friday 31st March: Pre-Easter examinations with the Leinster School of Music
Finally, St Angela’s closes today for the midterm break and will reopen on Monday 27th February. We hope the break will be both enjoyable and productive!
St Angela’s Academy of Music opens today after the Christmas break. We hope all students are rested and rejuvenated for an eventful term ahead.
From now until Easter, and further to the summer break, the school will be extremely busy – there will be pre-Easter and post-Easter exam sessions with the RIAM and LSMD, as well as examinations with the Associated Board and Comhaltas. Much-anticipated events in the school calendar will include the Secondary School Musical Evening and the Primary School & External Musical Evening. Many of our students will also participate in Junior and Leaving Cert practicals as part of their state exams.
There will be plenty happening so do check back in for further updates!