November 1, 2009

Guys & Dolls

The curtain came down on Guys & Dolls before the mid-term break. Many thanks go to all who attended in such large numbers and in particular to the parents of the students on stage. With such an intense rehearsal schedule, parents were on call to fetch and carry each day and the production would not have been possible without that co-operation.

Chamber Choir

The Chamber Choir  had to travel to Cork on Thursday, October 22, the day after the final performance of Guys & Dolls for the recording by R.T.E. of the Co-operation Ireland All Island School Choir competition. With ninety per cent of the students being on stage the night before, great credit is due to them and their conductor, Ms Farrell, for acquitting themselves so well in Cork. The programme was broadcast on Sunday last, November 1 and the five choirs who had qualified for the television stage of the competition provided a feast of choral singing for both the audience in attendance on the night and the wider television audience last Sunday. The Ursuline Choir sang “Maria Marten Virginem” and a contrasting lively piece called “Las Amarillas”. Well done to the very experienced Choir from Presentation S.S., Kilkenny who emerged winners on the night and they now proceed to the final in the Ulster Hall, Belfast on November 15.

Archbishop Clifford’s Visit

Also on the week before the mid-term, the Archbishop paid his biennial visit to the school and met with the staff and students. A prayer service was held with the whole school community marking the visit of Dr Clifford as well as the Feast of St Ursula on the day. The Archbishop addressed the school on the theme of prayer and its importance in all our lives.

Sport

Sisters, Antonia and Edwina McGrath were both called to the Irish International hockey squad for training during the mid-term at Under 16 and Under 18 level respectively. The Senior and Cadette Basketball teams have continued their winning ways notching up their second victory of the league against St Leo’s, Carlow. The Senior Camogie team is into the semi-final of the Munster Championship following its defeat of Coachford by 6-8 to 4-6.

Written By Nora Tuohy

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