ORCHESTRA 2023- 2024
- 2nd, TY & 5th Years: Every Tuesday 12.35pm
- 1st, 3rd & 6th Years: Every Tuesday 1.15 pm – Begins Tues 5th September 2023
- Tuesdays 4.00-4.40 – Begins Tues 5th September 2023
Ireland celebrates 50 year membership of the EU
CCC School choir, orchestra & trad group performed the EU Anthem Ode to Joy by Beethoven for guests of honour, Kieran O’Donnell TD & Ambassdor for Croatia Mr Davor Vidis on Monday 8th May 2023. WATCH THE PERFORMANCE BELOW!
Music in the Community 2023
May 2023: CCC Orchestra, Choir & Trad. Group as well as soloists performed a concert at Milford Care Centre. A very enjoyable time for all involved, performers & audience! Soloists: Con Kirby – Piano, Mary Deery – Flute, Eoin Ryan – guitar & vocals, Séamus Purcell – Uilleann Pipes.
March 2023: Irish Trad Music Group & Transition years visited St Paul’s Nursing Home in Dooradoyle where they entertained the residents with jigs, reels, polkas and some old Irish songs!
Christmas 2022: Carol Concert, Wednesday 7th December, Raheen Church:
- Annual School Musical is staged in January at the Lime Tree Theatre.
- Auditions open to all students in all years.
- Main Cast Rehearsals Wednesday afternoons from 1.30pm
Irish Trad. Group
- Irish Trad Musicians are welcome to join the CCC Trad Group.
- There is an annual performance at school assembly for Seachtain na Gaeilge.
“Music in the Community” CCC Orchestra, Choir & Trad. Group
- Tuesday 9th April 2019 Performance at Gaelscoil an Ráithín
- Tuesday 30th April 2019 Performance at Milford Hospice & Nursing Home
Some Photos from our performance at Gaelscoil an Ráithín 09.04.19:
Some Photos from our performance at Milford Care Centre 30.04.19:
Listen to: All my Trials sung by C.C.C. Leaving Cert Choir at Graduation May 23rd 2014
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Christmas Song 2016
In November 2016 some members of the orchestra and some vocalists from the school recorded a song for charity called “Raining on a Christmas Night”. The song was written by Mr Peter McNamara and arranged for the crescent ensemble by Ms. Róisín Lavery. The CD raised over €1000 for Milford Hospice & Orphan Education Fund Uganda. You can listen to the track here:
- The School Orchestra competed in Féile an tSamhraidh in Midleton on Friday 5th May 2017.
- They were placed in 2nd place with a mark of 87%.
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.
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Congratulations to Deirdre Ahern who won the O’Cillín Medal for highest result in Ireland in Leaving Cert Music 2009!