St Agnes’ Musical Society present Hansel and Gretel 12th and 13th January
Colour, drama, song and music emanated from Scoil Úna Naofa for the performance of the Hansel and Gretel pantomime.
St Agnes’ CCMA - January 25th 2019
A great day was had in Kilkenny, thirty CCMA members and people from the wider community traveled to Kilkenny to visit its historical sites.
St Agnes’ Chamber Orchestra and Scoil Úna Naofa Orchestra and Choir - February 9th 2019
A great performance by the school and Chamber orchestras along with the choir at 24th Festival of Youth Orchestras at the National Concert Hall
‘Spring into Music’. February 28th 2019
St. Agnes' Agnes’ Parents Orchestra performed at Sxoil Úna Naofa. A fundraiser for Addiction Response Crumlin.
AIMS workshop - April 6th 2019
Members of St Agnes; Musical Society at the AIMS Vocal WORKSHOP held Saturday 6th April in St Agnes Community Centre for Music and the Arts in Crumlin! Great opportunity - well done, everyone!
Fund Raising Pub Quiz – April 11th 2019
Thank you to all who attended and supported the great fun night in Frehills Pub.
Cello Workshop - Saturday 13th April
The St. Agnes' cello players come together for a wonderful workshop studying J S Bach's Cello Suite in G major directed by the amazing Peggy Nolan, currently a professor of cello at Birmingham Conservatoire, Director of Concorda for IAYO (www.iayo.ie) and is also involved in a distance learning project in Soweto, South Africa.
Launch of Phil Lynott Mural - April 30th
The Musical Society presents ‘My Fair Lady’ – Tuesday, 21st May
An evening of song from the Musical "My Fair Lady", performed by the ladies and gentlemen of St Agnes Musical Society in St Agnes CCMA here in Crumlin.
St Agnes' Teenage Chamber Orchestra members awards – May 2019
Scoil Úna Naofa Violin And Orchestra is so proud of these three former pupils, Alanah Caschera, Ellen Donohoe and Kiva Byrne who graduated from St Louis High School, Rathmines, and recieved awards for their very special contribution to music. These girls all have RIAM Grade 8 and have been members of Dublin Youth Orchestras from a young age. They are the finest young people!
VHI Women’s Marathon - June 2nd
Congratulations and thank you to the marathon champions running today for Scoil Úna Naofa Orchestra Violin And Orchestra Project.
Golf Classic Fundraiser- June 2nd
Congratulations to all who participated in the Golf Classic and to all the sponsors who supported the event. Thank you
Richardson-Smith Cup winner - June 2019
Alanah Caschera, viola, the 2019 winner of the Richardson-Smith cup, celebrates at St Agnes' Community Centre for Music and the Arts with her family. Alanah and her three friends, Kiva Byrne, violin, Ellen Donohoe, viola, and Rebecca Ross, cello, received a very special tribute and good wishes. These four girls did Grade 8 one year ago in June 2018 and are just finishing Leaving Certificate this week. The award is presented annually by Gillian Smith, in memory of her mother Dr Olive Smith, founder of the National Youth Orchestra of Ireland and goes to a player who has made an outstanding contribution to music in Scoil Úna Naofa Orchestra Violin And Orchestra Project. Congratulations to Alanah and health and fulfillment to all of the girls in the future.
St. Agnes' Teenage Chamber Orchestra-June 22nd
Performed at St. Nicholas’ Church, Dunlavin Co. Wicklow, on a beautiful summer day - They played pieces by Bach, Mozart and Telemann under the direction of Nicole Hudson.
St. Agnes' CCMA Community Classes End of Year Concert
A lively concert took place on the June 26th 2019 at 6 pm where all the year’s hard work was showcased. Young and not so young entertained the audience with tunes on violins, concertinas, accordions, pianos, trumpets and many more instruments. What a great evening. An big thanks to by Music Network for funding some of the instruments which enabled many to learn.
St. Agnes’ Annual Summer Camp - 29th June -5th July
Another intense but enjoyable week of tuition in stringed instruments. Violin, Viola, Cello and Double Bass, culminating in the Christchurch Cathedral Concert. Cormac O’ hAodain, RTÉ Concert Orchestra conducted the multigenerational orchestra during the week.
This year members of Mind Your Quavers from Letterkenny, Co. Donegal joined the St. Agnes' orchestras.
Christ Church Cathedral Concert - July 5th, 7 pm
The St. Agnes' Parents’ Orchestra and St. Agnes' Teenage Orchestra and members of Mind Your Quavers performed to a packed Christ Church on this Summer’s evening.
Programme/Repertoire included: Sibelius Andantino Festivo, Grieg Holberg Suite, Double Bass concerto mvt , Beethoven Finale to Fidelio arr: Dackow , Beethoven Symphony No 7 Scherzo, Beethoven Symphony No 1, 1st mvt Adagio-Allegro, Beethoven Symphony No 6, 1st mvt Allegro ma non troppo, Jenkins, Karl Palladio arr: Robert Longfield, Borodin - Polovtsian Dances arr: Sam Gelfer, Rimsky-Korsakov - Capriccio Espagnol arr: Sandra Dackow, Wagner - Rienzi overture arr: Sandra Dackow, J S Bach Air on G String, Beethoven Symphony No 5 Finale arr: Richard Meyer, Beethoven Symphony No 9 Ode to Joy arr: Richard Meyer.
Rebecca Ross received a fantastic reception from the audience when she performed a solo work on cello. Congratulations Rebecca
Concert in Ramelton, Town Hall, Co. Donegal - Saturday 6th July 2019
Programme was similar to that of the one in Christ Church on the 5th. Some members of the Orchestras went to Donegal to have a well-deserved break after the hard work at the Summer Camp. A tour of Fanad Head Lighthouse which stands between Lough Swilly and Mulroy Bay, was one of the highlights of the trip. The orchestra along some members of Mind Your Quavers treated the people of Ramelton to a concert. Conducted by Cormad Ó hAodain.
St. Agnes' Agnes Community Music Classes started on the 9th of September
With Music Network’s assistance, St. Agnes' CCMA had the opportunity to expand its teaching programme this year by including the uilleann pipes and the concertina in its programme. The uilleann pipes, an instrument which has recently been recognised as an important and unique cultural heritage symbol by UNESCO, are a great addition to the learning opportunities at the CCMA in 2019. The harp joined the uilleann pipes on the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage list in December 2019. The CCMA already has successful harp classes in place and it is hoped that those who are learning the uilleann pipes, concertina and harp will develop skills so as to make music together in the near future.
Scoil Úna Naofa Violin and Orchestra Project wins the International Music Council’s 2019 Award – September 2019.
Karl Jones, who has moved through the violin project into the Teenage Chamber Orchestra along with Sister Bernadette, founder and Chairperson and resident Conductor Seamus Doyle went to Paris in September to receive the Award.
‘Fall for Music’ Concert – Sunday, October 6th 2019
Pieces from the Summer Camp repertoire. Rebecca Ross performed a solo work on cello accompanied by Aoife Burke and accomplished pianists. Fund raising raffle for Saint Vincent de Paul.
Ifunanya Chukwuewuzie – November, 15th 2019.
So proud to see Ifunanya Chukwuewuzie, co-leader of St Agnes’ Chamber Orchestra and 5th year student at Loreto College, Crumlin who spoke to an tOireachtas, Youth Parliament on Climate Change. She was captured on RTÉ also. Congratulations Ifunanya.
‘Sing For Simon’ Charity Concert – Sunday, 24th November 2019
A rewarding and enjoyable charity concert by St. Agnes’ Parents Orchestra together with the Sounds Wind Ensemble. A concert of orchestra favourites and festive fun. Admission was free and proceeds of the fund raising raffle went to the Simon Community.
Scoil Úna Naofa Orchestra Christmas Concert -Thursday, 12th December 2019
Scoil Úna Naofa Orchestra invited the St Agnes' Parents String Orchestra, St Agnes' Musical Society and St. Agnes' Crumlin Community Choir to join in the festive celebrations.
St. Agnes’ Chamber Orchestra Concert – Monday, 16th December 2019
A wonderful atmospheric performance by the St. Agnes' Teenage Chamber Orchestra conducted by Cillian Ó Breacáin was had by an appreciative audience.
The Annual Christmas Market It's the day! Saturday, 7th December
Murp the Magician entertained the children while the parents had a cup of coffee and a cake and browsed the wonderful craft stalls. It was a successful fundraiser for the Scoil Úna Naofa Violin and Orchestra Project