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2014

Fundraising events, visits to Larch Hill, Inchicore, Clongowes, Christchurch Cathederal with collaborations with Sounds Ensemble and Madrid Orquesta Crescendo.

Pub Quiz in September and November

Very successful quizzes were organised and enjoyed by all. Lots of fun and prizes. All All proceeds from FUND RAISERS go to the School Violin & Orchestra Project to pay for the tuition and instruments for all our children in Junior Infants, Senior Infants, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th class and secondary school - all supported entirely by fundraising.

The Richardson Smith Cup

The Richardson Smith Cup was presented for the first time to a music student either primary or secondary school showing excellent progress during the previous year.  

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Jack and Jill Fundraiser  - October 2014

Congratulations to Eimear O'Grady conductor and St Agnes' Parents String Orchestra on a super concert - which raised over €1300 for the Jack & Jill Children's Foundation.

It was a great night! Thanks to the audience as well for their wonderful generosity!

Holiday Festival Recording for Lyric FM

Recorded by St Agnes Musical Society directed by Gerry Noonan, with Joe Fitzgerald on keyboard, Nicole Hudson on viola and Eimear O'Grady on cello.

Trip to the Zoo  

September, members of the School Orchestra had a great day at the Zoo.  

The 2014 Summer Camp  - June/July 2014

A very successful Summer Camp was held under the stewardship of Dr. Sandra Dackow from the United States. It was a wonderful opportunity for members of the school and parents orchestras to develop their skills in a fun way.

Click here to see the quartets practicing for the recital which took place on the 4th of July.

Christchurch Cathedral Lunchtime Concert - 3rd July

A very enjoyable and successful concert was had at Christchurch Cathedral where the school children’s violin orchestra played with the parents orchestra.


Larch Hill - 21st of June.

For the second year, members of the Parents Orchestra and players in St Agnes School Violin & Orchestra Project played at a commemorative event at the Scouts Larch Hill camp on a glorious summer's day. Music al fresco !


St. Michael's Church, Inchicore 20th June

Members of the Parents Orchestraa performance at a fundraising concert in aid of St Michael's Church, Inchicore, on Friday 20th June


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Walkinstown Public Library

St Agnes JuniorYoung violin players at Walkinstown Library Orchestra gave a delightful performance at Walkinstown Public Library on Thursday 22nd May at 4 pm directed by Pauline Cavanagh assisted by Yasmine Byrne.



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Retirement Mass for Mr Brian Maher, Principal

Date: Monday 26th May 

Venue: Rosary College

Ensemble: Members of St Agnes' Parents String Orchestra and past pupils

Conductor: Eimear O'Grady

End-of-season community concert

Date: Tuesday 27th May 

Time:11 am
Venue: Greenhills Community Centre, Limekiln Lane, Greenhills

Ensemble: Members of St Agnes' Parents String Orchestra

Conductor: Eimear O'Grady

Open Lessons, 1st Class, St Agnes' Primary School

Date: Wednesday 28th May 

Time: 1 pm - 2:30
Venue: St Agnes' Primary School

Ensemble: Children in three 1st classes

Conductor: Pauline Cavanagh
Admission: Open to parents/guardians/relatives and friends of the children


Bealtaine Festival concert

Date: Wednesday 28th May 
Venue: Atrium, Civic Centre, Ballymun

Ensemble: St Agnes' Parents String Orchestra

Conductor: Eimear O'Grady
Admission: Open to the public, free admission


Open Lessons, Junior & Senior Infants

Date: Thursday 29th May 

Time: 9 am to 12:30 pm 
Venue: St Agnes' Primary School

Ensemble: Children in Junior & Senior Infant classes

Conductor: Pauline Cavanagh
Admission: Open to parents/guardians/relatives and friends of the children


The Sound of Music a great success

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March Madness

Sat Mar 1st – Concert with Parents Orchestra, Sounds Ensemble  & Clongowes Wood College Orchestra  at Clongowes College plus guest visitors from MADRID, approx. 20 members of Orquesta Crescendo de Tres Cantos.

Four conductors shared the programme : Eimear O’Grady, Terry Clancy, Philip Thomas (Head of Music at Clongowes Wood College) and Raul Sanchez (conductor of Orquesta Crescendo de Tres Cantos).

Fashion Show

Louis Fitzgerald hotel, Naas Rd in aid of the next production  of St Agnes Musical Society. In addition  to stunning clothes from Siopa Lara Clondalkin the Show features musical spots from "Oklahoma!", "The King and I" and "The Sound of Music".


2nd February Charity Concert Liberty Hall

Sun 2nd  Feb. Parents Orchestra with Sounds Ensemble– concert in Liberty Hall – fundraiser for charity in Tanzania


Table Quiz Frehills 29th Jan

This pub quiz was specifically targeted at financing the extra costs involved in the performance by the School Orchestra in the 2014 IAYO Festival of Youth Orchestras at the National Concert Hall on Saturday 8th, in particular bus transport for rehearsals and concert day.


New Double Bass Arrives

St. Agnes’ was very pleased to accept delivery of a new ¼ size ‘Shen’ double bass for use in the orchestra. The addition of this beautiful instrument to our orchestra will help ensure we always have a bass where it needs to be - whether at home for practice or at the school for orchestra rehearsals and concerts. A big thanks to Tom Barrett of Double Bass Ireland for his generosity with the new bass.



DYO Concert, National Concert Hall

Well done to all the current and past St. Agnes’ Musicians who played with Dublin Youth Orchestras for their concert on Jan 11th. Players played in the Junior, Intermediate and Concert orchestras, and the packed house included many St. Agnes parents and friends.

NYOI Concert

There was a contingent of almost 100 members and friends of St. Agnes’ at the National Youth Orchestra of Ireland concert on Jan 4th 2014. St Agnes' student Kellie O'Neill played viola in the National Concert Hall with the orchestra. After a residential course in Kilkenny, the orchestra played a programme under Gearóid Grant conductor including Beethoven 'Egmont' Overture, Haydn Trumpet Concerto, soloist Niall O'Sullivan (pictured with Kellie), Anderson's 'Irish Suite' and 'Carmen' suites by Bizet. Well done Kellie and NYOI on a great concert!