Peace Proms 2017

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What a breathtaking show we had in the RDS, Dublin at the 2017 Peace Proms! Our school choir led by Ms Farrell and assisted by Ms Larney, Ms. Keane and Ms Halpenney, joined over 1,300 other school children from around Ireland to perform with the renowned Cross Border Orchestra. There were over 4,000 in the audience and they were entertained royally for two and a half hours by a dazzling array of music, song dance and even characters from Star Wars!!

Masterminded by charismatic conductor Greg Beardsell, there was something in this extravaganza for everyone. We were entertained by all-Ireland champion Uilleann Piper Cormac Keegan; blown away by power-house vocalists Zena Donnelly and Lauren Murphy; dazzled by local virtuoso rock-violinist Patricia Treacy, and captivated by tenor Eoin Hynes.

The line up of performers also included a spectacular array of champion dancers from the Michelle Johnston School of Highland Dance in Belfast and the Rooney, O’Malley, Maguire School of Irish Dance in Newry; as well as champion solo bagpiper Grahame Harris and the World Champion Colmcille Pipe and Drum Corps from Derry/Londonderry. And of course Princess Leia, Darth Vadar and stormtroopers!

Our young singers threw themselves heart and soul in to their performances and they were a credit to their choir mistress Ms Farrell, the school and their parents. Certainly all her hard work and missed lunches paid off as they made a wonderful contribution to the huge Cross Border Choir.

Many thanks to Ms Farrell’s colleagues who travelled to Dublin to assist and to the parents who travelled in large numbers also.