On Sunday, 2nd March, the Waterford Larks Choir and Waterford Boy Singers enjoyed huge success once again at the Arklow Music Festival Choral competition. Both choirs were involved in their respective unison competitions and also in the two-part competition
On Sunday, 2nd March, the Waterford Larks Choir and Waterford Boy Singers enjoyed huge success once again at the Arklow Music Festival Choral competition. Both choirs were involved in their respective unison competitions and also in the two-part competition. The children were based in St Mary's College Arklow for the day.
These choirs are part of the award-winning Choral Programme in WIT’s Music School, which offers a progressive system of six choirs, catering for almost 200 singers aged from five to eighteen. The singers are drawn from 25 different schools throughout the South East region, including Waterford City and County and Co. Kilkenny.
The Waterford Larks performed Handel’s ‘Art Thou Troubled’, which was conducted by Sinead Crowley and accompanied by Oonagh Drohan. The Larks took first place in the girls unison competition, winning the Ciaran Walsh Memorial Cup. The Waterford Boy singers performed ‘Twilight’ by Beswick, which was conducted by Niall Crowley and accompanied by Geraldine Bennett. The singers took first place in the boys unison competition, winning the Paddy Redmond Cup.
All four staff members work in the WIT’s School of Education and Music School. Three of the staff members are graduates of the BA Music in WIT, and all have continued their education and professional development to post graduate level.
The choir later joined forces for the two-part competition, when they performed 'Love Divine' by Mozart and were awarded joint second place.
Both choirs received very positive and constructive comments from both adjudicators, renowned choral conductor Dr. Albert Bradshaw and Soprano Roisin O'Grady.
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Waterford Larks Choir