Concert raises €1,000 for St Catherine’s
WICKLOW Male Voice Choir and the Florida State University Singers raised almost €1,000 at their recent Greystones concert to raise money for St Catherine’s day care service.
Chairman of the choir, Noel Geraghty said the event held in St. Patrick’s Church, was well attended.
The 40-strong male voice choir was under the baton of Anthony Norton who stepped in for Musical Director Bernard Geary who was indisposed on the night.
The visiting Florida State University Singers were conducted by Dr. Kevin Fenton Professor of choral conducting at Florida State University.
Each choir sang ten numbers, including old favourites such as ‘Nothing like a dame’, ‘I dreamed a dream,’ and popular Irish medley ‘ The Parting Glass’. ENNISKERRY students from St. Mary’s & St. Gerard’s NS won a top award at Tech Week 2016 in the RDS recently.
The Enniskerry pupils won the award for Junior Infants to First Class School Category for their project ‘Planting a Seed’ at the Tech Week Scratch Final on Thursday 28 April . The winners were selected from among 800 entries nationwide and judged to be the best in their respective categories. Scratch is a visual programming language that makes it easy for young people to create their own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art – and share their creations on the web. Using Scratch allows students to develop creative and critical thinking, problem-solving and communication skills as they work collaboratively or individually on Scratch projects. Tech Week 2016, which is organised by the Irish Computer Society, involved over 90,000 primary and post-primary pupils all over Ireland in a huge range of fun activities, including CAD, coding and robotics.
The Wicklow Male Voice Choir performing at St Patrick’s Church, Greystones, last week.
Ellie Conlon from St. Mary’s and St Gerard’s NS collecting the award in the Junior Infants to First Class (School Category) for their project ‘Planting a Seed’.