Last Thursday evening our third, fourth, fifth and sixth class teachers brought joy and delight to the extended school community with our Christmas Concert. An estimated crowd of seven hundred people turned up on the evening and were thrilled with a variety of performances which were delivered by all of the boys with great concentration, expertise and talent.
Both Sixth Classes formed the choir for the evening. Under the direction of Ms Mullen, Ms McBride and Ms McWeeney, they were expertly accompanied by Ms Milne, Ms Gerard, Ms Cronin, Ms Smyth and Seán McWeeney. They delighted with a broad range of music in between the various staged productions.
First up were Third Class boys with their stage production of Yo! Ho! Ho! A Pirates Christmas. Singing and dancing beneath the Jolly Roger, the boys performed with aplomb under the direction of Mrs Brennan, Mr Lynch and Mr Ryan,
Mr Culligan’s and Ms Colleran’s Fourth Classes delighted with their Shadow Dance. Their innovative choreography played out behind a specially constructed set to the Ms McWeeney’s melodious rendition of “Fix You” by Coldplay.
Our marvellous Parents’ Association’s had recently gifted the school with a set of ukeleles. And this was well rewarded when Ms Gerrard’s Fifth Class delighted the audience with their playing and singing. This, after just one term of lessons was a truly remarkable achievement! They rounded off their session with Amhrán na gCupán(The Cup Song) as Gaeilge.
Mr Arthur’s Class delighted with a medley of pop songs and an original and very funny version of The Twelve Days of Christmas, referencing everything to do with their school lives from hurling, to tricky spellings, PE and Clare jerseys!
Ms Smyth’s Fourth Class had spent hours rehearsing for their Synchronized Swimming Skit. It was an hilarious dance and dive session to a waltz by Johann Strauss.
All of the performances were interwoven with beautiful singing by Ms McBride's and Ms Mullen's Sixth Classes. Well done, everybody! With supreme effort, dedication and talent you have raised the bar for our future performances and created a night to remember for years to come!