On High Doh
The musical side of life at CCS ended with a flourish. On Friday, May 17, the Junior Choir, along with some members of the cast of “Phantom of the Opera”, headed to New Ross for the annual Aims Festival. The choir sang “Whistle a Happy Tune” from the “King and I”, and “Going Up A Yonder”, which is a gospel spiritual. The young girls and boys performed extremely well, and secured third place out of nine participating choirs. Great praise is due to them and to their conductor Helen Colbert.
For Aims, students had to put together a 10-minute selection from the “Phantom”. Here again they delivered some memorable singing and acting, togged out in wonderful costumes, and secured second place overall.
Looking ahead, auditions and casting have already taken place in preparation for the Community School’s staging of “Les Misérables”, next November.
The school was a-buzz with excitement and verve on Tuesday, May 21, when the annual Talent Show took place. There were 15 acts, varying from vocal solos to duets, quartets, instrumental ensembles and bands. A wonderful array of talent on offer and the event was thoroughly enjoyed by an appreciative audience. In keeping with the 19-year-old tradition of the school, the show was organised by the students themselves.
Class Awards 2013
1st Year: Clodagh Ryan, Brendan O’Dwyer, Stephen Foley, Kevin Fitzgerald, Kate O’Donnell, Tyrone O’Rourke. 2nd Year: Kevin Tobin, Rachel O’Keeffe, Ronan Quinn, Orla Purcell, Aoife Crosse, Sorcha McAuliffe. 3rd Year: Pádraig O’Carroll, Róisín O’Donnell, Clodagh O’Gorman, Dylan Bennett, Mitchell Marnane, Áine Mairéad McCarthy. T.Y.: Kate Murphy, Clodagh Devitt, Johanna Murray. 5th Year: Brian Burke, Adam Gillessen, Thomas Grogan, Saroj Gurung, Liam Quigley, Emer Wade. 6th Year: Niall Anglim, Amy Crosse, Philip Falvey, Sinéad Fitzgerald, Tadhg Fogarty, Radka Janacikova, Kevin O’Donnell. Full attendance 6th Year: Brian Hand, Thomas Hayes, Conor Moore, Aoife McCarthy, Amy Peters.