October 4, 2010

The Sound of Music

It is full steam ahead with this year’s production of The Sound of Music and rehearsals are in full swing. Opening night has crept up very quickly and a lot of work remains to be done to ensure that all is in readiness for Saturday, October 16.

One of the challenges of this year’s show is that there are almost two casts, with almost all of the children’s parts being played by two students. We, in the Secondary School, are indebted to Scoil Angela for providing us with two Marta (aged 7) and two Gretls (aged 5). Casey Kerwick, Caoimhe Ryan, Niamh Heffernan and Avril Macken will be making their debut on the stage of the Sr Ursula Hall a few years earlier than even they may have anticipated.

The corridors of the school “are alive with the sound of music” as the ticket booking staff gear up for what is likely to be a very popular choice of show. Booking will open next Monday, October 10 for the four night performances: Saturday, October 16, Sunday 17, Tuesday 19 and Thursday 21.

All Ireland School Choirs Competition

In the midst of all the flurry and fuss surrounding the show, the Chamber Choir, many of whom are taking part in the show, have their shoulders to the grindstone in preparation for the All Ireland Schools Choir Competition. This is the second year of this televised competition and the second year that the Chamber Choir have been successful in having their CD of two songs accepted.

The Choir will travel to Cork next Wednesday, October 13 to record the provincial final and the programme will go out sometime in November. Best wishes to Ms Farrell and her dedicated group of singers!

Written By Nora Tuohy

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