All-Ireland Choir Champions 2014

All-ireland_choirPictured are the  46 members of the All-Ireland champion choir along with Music teachers Miss Bridie McAvoy and Mr Colm Murphy.

The school’s Mixed Choir with 46 members entered the Dublin Feis Ceoil for the second time on Tuesday 1st April.

They competed in the Alice Yoakley Quirk Cup for mixed post primary schools who were required to sing one unaccompanied piece and another, with seven other choirs also competing in their prestigious competition.

After giving a sterling performance, the adjudicator commented that it was the best diction he had heard in his two days of adjudicating at the feis and the superb quality of sing especially in the choir’s rendition of ‘Didn’t my Lord Deliver Daniel’ arranged by Moses Hogan.

The choir was awarded first prize and were asked to compete for the overall award that evening.

Having sung for a second time against the prize winners from the other competitions, the adjudicator awarded the St. Paul’s Choir the Folens Award for the best overall Post Primary School with a bursary of €1000.00.

All-Ireland Choir Champions 2014 from St Paul’s Bessbrook on Vimeo.

5 comments

Fantastic news, proud day for the school!

by John Campbell on 04/04/2014 at 9:11 pm #

Brilliant! What a fantastic achievement. I miss hearing you perform as you are always outstanding. I hope you get a chance to perform your All Ireland winning selection at the Spring Concert on the 15th April. Well done to everyone concerned. Great to see St Paul’s continuing to set the standard for the rest.

by Oliver Mooney on 05/04/2014 at 10:25 am #

So proud of St Pauls choir and so proud of my niece Mairead woods who is part of the proud winners well done to all

by Marie Doherty Donegall on 05/04/2014 at 8:02 pm #

Congratulations to you all. It’s a credit to everyone involved. Well done to all you young people. First prizes don’t come easy, all your hard work paid off.. enjoy the celebration!

by Eva Dempsey on 05/04/2014 at 10:54 pm #

Thanks for all your comments from all the Choir! Be sure to hear more from the music department at our Spring Concert on the 15th April.

by Daryll Galloghly on 10/04/2014 at 11:10 pm #

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