The head of the music department in Crescent is Ms. Róisín Lavery. Music is offered as a Junior and Leaving Cert Subject and is also available to Transition Years.
The chamber choir rehearsals for AY 2016-2017 will take place on Thursday mornings from 8.15-8.55 a.m.
There are about 20 – 25 places for male & female voices (Soprano, Alto. Baritone)
If you would like to join please ask Ms. Lavery or come along to the first rehearsal on Thursday 8th September 2016.
Events that the Choir sing at throughout the year include: Opening of Year Mass (September), Open Night (October), Mass for Deceased members of Crescent (November), Christmas Carol Concert (December) , Ash Wednesday Mass, Leaving Cert Graduation (May). We also sing for guests to the school and we enter a competition or two!
Repertoire : 2015 -2016 : “One” from “A Chorus Line”, “Pompeii” by Bastille , “It’s Time” by Imagine Dragons, “Skyfall” , “The Climb”
Repertoire : 2014 -2015 : “Falling Slowly”, “Our God is Here”, “Jazz Cantate”.
Listen to: All my Trials sung by Leaving Cert Choir at Graduation May 23rd 2014
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REHEARSALS for AY 2016 -2017 TAKE PLACE AT THE FOLLOWING TIMES:
2nd , TY & 5th Years:Monday 12.35pm (lunchtime)
1st, 3rd & 6th Years: Tuesday 1.15 pm (lunchtime)
Tutti Rehearsal (Everybody) every 5-6 weeks on Tuesdays from 12.35pm -1.55pm
Repertoire 2015-2016 included “The Marino Waltz”, “The Bare Necessities”, “Thunderbirds March”, “I Dreamed A Dream”
All Instruments welcome & Current membership = 30
Irish Trad. Group
Irish Trad Musicians are welcome to join the CCC Trad Group.
It is open to all years and rehearsals take place once a month.
Waltons music for Schools competition 2013
On Monday 28th Feb 2013 our 30 member Orchestra & 65 strong choir recorded a song for the Waltons Music for Schools Competition 2013. Each school must record a song and submit it and hopefully be selected as one of the final 6 schools to perform in the National Concert Hall Dublin on 8th April. The Overall winning school will receive a trophy & €3000 worth of Walton Music vouchers!
Our song is “Rule the World” by Take That. The recording took about an hour & a half. It was taped and edited by Aidan Cregan and some assistants from Hopkins class. Well done to all on a great performance!
Crescent College Comprehensive were selected to perform as one of the final 6 schools in the National Concert Hall Dublin on Monday 8th April 2013.
We received 2nd place overall and won a trophy and €1500 worth of Musical instruments & equipment for our school!
Here is the performance!:CCC Choir & Orchesra perform “Rule the World” by Take That at NCH on 08/04/13
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“Celebracíon di Música”
10th October 2009
To Celebrate the sesquicentenary of Crescent College in 2009 a musical extravganza was held in October 2009. Choirs and orchestras from Jesuit Colleges: Crescent, Belvedere, Clongowes, Colaiste Iognaid, as well as Laurel Hill Coláste, Limerick, and St. Dominic’s, Cabra, took part. Two past students from Crescent acted as adjudicators, namely Bill Whelan (Composer of Riverdance) and Professor Reamonn Keary from the Royal Irish Academy of Music. It was a unique and most enjoyable Celebración.
Another past pupil, Richard Harris was honoured with a performance of his iconic hit, “MacArthur Park” by a past pupils orchestra who came together for the occasion. Bill Whelan introduced the piece with a letter from the composer Jimmy Webb, which was a fantastic honour for all involved.
Here are some pictures from the day:
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Deirdre Ahern wins the O’Cillín Medal for highest result in Ireland in Leaving Cert Music 2009! – click HERE to view.