THE NATIONAL CHILDREN'S CHOIR IN WICKLOW 2015
The Wicklow Regional Concert for the National Children's Choir (NCC) took place on Wednesday, 6 May 2015 and Thursday, 2 May 2015 in Shoreline Leisure Centre, Greystones. Boys and girls from five local schools sang to packed audiences of almost 600 parents, friends, and the wider community per night. The five Wicklow schools this year were St Laurence's NS, Greystones, St Cronan's BNS, Bray, St Patrick's Loreto NS, Bray, St Patrick's NS, Curtlestown, and Scoil Chaoimhín Naofa, Glendalough.
The conductors were Orla Gillen & Mairéad Déiseach. The repertoire in 2015 challenged pupils to perform many diverse pieces of music including traditional, opera, modern and spiritual. The choir enables young people to experience the sheer joy of singing with other children in a large choir -
The children were accompanied by Maev Quinlan on piano and the National Children's Choir Orchestra. The compère was Dara MacMahon, a local classically-
BACKGROUND TO THE NATIONAL CHILDREN'S CHOIR
The National Children's Choir (NCC) was established in 1985 by Seán Creamer, a music inspector with the Department of Education. The NCC is a biennial, school-
Affiliated schools in each area meet during the year for rehearsals -
Representatives from every school are then invited to perform in one of three gala concerts in The National Concert Hall, Dublin.