Feis Ceoil Success for Senior Choir
Senior Choir have worked incredibly hard throughout the year and preparations for Feis Ceoil got underway in January with some brand new repertoire to learn. In the lead up to their competitions, they treated everyone to pop-up performances in the concourse, took part in Seachtain na Gaeilge, performed in assembly and had lots of extra rehearsals! All the hard work was definitely worth it and the group more than impressed the adjudicator in their first competition. In the beautifully restored St Bartholomew’s Church, with the Senior Choir were awarded a brilliant mark of 90% in the Trí nó Ceithre Pairt Choir Competition and won this competition for the second year running. Henry Ellis gave an impromptu interview to TG4 as Gaeilge before the competition. Senior Choir celebrating with their cup made it into the Feis Ceoil choir day video montage and Favour was in front of the camera with our silverware explaining just how Senior Choir works! The Alice Yoakley Quirk Cup was next on the agenda and, having won this cup before, the Senior Choir were keen to put their best foot forward. Another sophisticated performance of a challenging musical programme earned them great praise form the adjudicator, especially for the tenors and basses, and 2nd place, losing out by a single mark. They were through to the Choir Final where all winners competed for the overall title of Best Secondary School Choir and, although they didn’t pick up another prize, once again the Senior Choir represented the College proudly. Another great day at the Feis Ceoil choir competitions!