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30 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 27 May 2012

Join John Anderson as he meets Northern Ireland's finest choirs, talks to the singers, and enjoys some great music from Carrickfergus Grammar School.

  • Carrickfergus Grammar School Choir

    Carrickfergus Grammar School Choir

    Carrickfergus Grammar School Choir has strong ethos of inclusivity bringing together over 50 musicians aged 13 to 18.

    Directed by Edward Craig, they are known to strive for the highest standards: they were awarded the RTÉ Choir for Christmas title in December 2011beating off stiff competition from other school choirs and adult choirs.

    As a result of this, the choir features on a commercial album
    recorded with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra to be released this autumn.

    The choir regularly go on tour and have recently returned from Glasgow where they performed in several beautiful churches and gave the Saint Patrick’s Day Lunchtime Recital in the Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery.

    Other tours have taken them to Amsterdam, Paris, Dublin, Cambridge, London and Liverpool.

    They regularly raise money for charity, this year working to help both Action Cancer and Barnardos to the tune of £1400.

    The school opened in 1962 and so is approaching it’s Golden Anniversary
    They are keen to make contact from any past members so please do visit their website and get involved in their celebrations next term.

    The choir sang:
    Alleluia (William Boyce)
    Aya Ngena (Zulu Traditional)
    O Quam Gloriosum (Tomas Luis da Vittoria)
    Fly Me To The Moon (arr. Kirby Shaw)
    Nouse Lauluni (Soila Sariloa)
    May It Be (arr. JA)
    Irish Blessing (Bob Chilcott)
    Have You Seen The Tiny Little Baby(Ruth Morris Gray)
    We come As Guests Invited (arr. JA)
    O Come Ye Servants (Christopher Tye)
    I'm A Train (arr. Peter Knight)
    Gonna Sing When The Spirit Says Sing (Jesse Vaughn)
    Fyre Fyre (Thomas Morley)

    Carrickfergus Grammar School


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