National Success For Our Lady’s Secondary School Castleblayney choir judges remark on ‘the quality, passion and energy in their performance’......

Our Lady’s choir are to be congratulated once again as they experienced further success when they achieved second place at the National Show Choir Competition that was held in O’Reilly Theatre in Belvedere College in Dublin on Saturday November 5th.

The National Show Choir Competitions are held each year for performing groups who usually sing and dance, combining fun, excitement, passion and friendship in a performance that will inspire the audience and impress the four judges present.

This year there were six groups who qualified to take part in the competition and it was interesting to note that Our Lady’s was the only school that qualified for the final with the other five groups representing stage and dance academies.

However Our Lady’s talented choir with a range of students from First to Sixth Year put on a superb performance that captivated the audience and had the judges remarking ‘on the quality, passion and energy in their performance’ as well as wondering ‘how you can have so much talent in one particular school.’

Speaking to the Principal of Our Lady’s Mr. Kelly in the wake of the success, he acknowledged the ‘outstanding commitment and dedication made by the Music teacher Ms Murray in preparing the students to such a high standard. Their success is a just reward for all their hard work and efforts and we as a school are incredibly proud of their achievements’.

Having won first place in the Walton’s Music for Schools Competition and the Navan Choral Festival last year as well as competing in the International Eisteddfod festival in Wales during the summer one wonders what the next challenge will be for this talented and motivated group of students.

Pictured at Our Lady’s Secondary School are representatives of the school choir who achieved second place at the National Show Choir Competition held in Dublin last weekend. They are seen here being congratulated by school Principal, Mr Eddie Kelly.