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Minister Humphreys launches schools choir competition


Posted by SchoolDays Newshound on 17/10/2014. Minister Humphreys launches schools choir competitionTags: Parenting Teachers


20 secondary schools from the island of Ireland to compete in live RTÉ TV show to win 2014 All Island Schools Choir competition.

The All Island Schools Choir Competition, organised by Co-operation Ireland in association with RTÉ and supported by eFlow, was launched today by the Minister for Arts, Culture and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys and students from Loreto College, St Stephen’s Green.
 
The competition, which forms a five-part RTÉ television series, aims to celebrate and encourage the tradition of choral music in second-level schools throughout Ireland.
 
The show begins this Sunday on RTÉ1.
 
Twenty secondary schools from the island of Ireland will perform at four live regional finals with the winners to perform at the Grand Final in Titanic Belfast on November 16th.
 
Speaking at the launch, Terry O’Neill, Co-operation Ireland said that the All Island Schools Choir competition had gone from strength to strength with record numbers of schools taking part this year, reflecting a wealth of musical talent in our schools.
 
He continued “This initiative serves to recognise and celebrate this talent and to showcase the contribution that music and choirs make to the daily school curriculum. This is a unique competition that brings young people from the island together to perform and compete. We look forward to seeing the live shows over the next four weeks and choosing this year’s winning choir,’

This is the sixth series of the All Island School Choir Competition which is funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs, Department of Education Northern Ireland, eFlow, Titanic Belfast and the Northern Ireland Tourist Board.

Commenting today, Greg Thompson from eFlow, one of the main sponsors of the competition said:
 
‘The All Island Schools Choir competition brings schools from all the areas of Ireland together to promote tradition, culture and to nurture young talent. We’re delighted to be involved and to support this successful programme and we wish all competing schools the best of luck’.


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