The Chamber Choir took part in the Newtown Christmas Concert where we performed “O Re Mi”, a traditional Nigerian song arranged by Mike Brewer, and “Rockin’ around the Christmas Tree” arranged by Alexander L’Estrange.
In recent years, the Choir has taken part in the Tricolour celebration concert in Christchurch Cathedral in Waterford, which commemorated the first unveiling of the Irish Tricolour Flag by Thomas Francis Meagher at 33 the Mall in Waterford city. At this concert they sang “Ba na ha”, a traditional Congolese song, “Lead me Lord” by Will Todd and “Viva La Musica!” by Ivan Erod. They were also part of the massed choir which performed the anthem of Waterford, “City of Music” along with several other junior and senior school choirs.
Finally, the Choir has also competed in the AIMS Choral Festival in New Ross. They sang “Lead me Lord” by Will Todd and “Mack the Knife” from the musical “The Three Penny Opera” by Kurt Weill, arranged by Russ Robinson. They scored a fantastic mark of 87 in the competition.
There is stiff competition for places in next year’s Chamber Choir and this is great news as it means the high standards the Choir set for themselves will be maintained and improved upon. As part of the choir programme next year, a foreign trip with the choir is being planned. This is still in the early planning stages but all going well it will be a fantastic experience for our young singers.