THE PROJECT BEGINS
The AIB Better Ireland Award gives the project a lift off!
Class sets of 1/4 and 1/2 size violins are delivered along with ten violas, six cellos and two double basses!! Joanna Crooks and Nicole Hudson were the initial team of teachers.
Some children start to play the low string instruments viola, cello and double bass.
Seamus Doyle and Eimear O'Grady join the team.
The Project wins an RTÉ award, and performans at Cor Fheile and other events.
The project is officially launched with distinguished guests present.
The orchestra is formed. St Agnes' joins the Irish Association of Youth Orchestras
Amy Murray, Amy Leon and Deirbhile Seville gain places at audition in Dublin Youth
Orchestras (see www.dublinyouthorchestras.ie )
1st Class and 4th/5th class perform at Cor Fheile na Scoileanna in the
National Basketball Arena.
May The school wins the RTE Lyric FM Moladh an Cheoil award (Music in schools) Sister
Bernadette Sweeney, Joanna Crooks, Chloe Keane and Rachel Clarke travelled down to Lyric
FM, Cornmarket Square, Limerick, to receive the prize. Three Yamaha portable grand
pianos were purchased for the school with the Prize. One of these is in constant use in the
June The Orchestra's summer concert takes place.
December The Intermediate Orchestra of the Royal Irish Academy of Music
gave a concert for the whole school in the School Hall.
The school won an IRISH TIMES Living Dublin award. An ensemble performed
before the Lord Mayor at the Mansion House, Dublin.
A string ensemble of violins and violas performed Christmas carols at Ashleaf
Shopping Centre, Crumlin, in aid of Our Lady's Hospice, Harold's Cross.
3rd class along with members of the Orchestra tell the story of Christmas in
words and music at Caritas Nursing Home, Blackrock.