SCOIL ÚNA NAOFA VIOLIN & ORCHESTRA PROJECT – MAY 2018 NEWS
The Project based in SCOIL ÚNA NAOFA since September 2006 recently received exciting news that the primary school orchestra, SCOIL ÚNA NAOFA ORCHESTRA and a choir, along with St Agnes’ Chamber Orchestra (secondary school students) will perform at the NATIONAL CONCERT HALL, Dublin next February 2019 on Saturday 9th at the FESTIVAL OF YOUTH ORCHESTRAS run annually by the Irish Association of Youth Orchestras. Soloist at the National Concert Hall will be Kellie O’Neill, viola, who has come right through this programme, and is now completing first year at the Royal Irish Academy of Music in their B Mus Performance course.
The PROJECT provides tuition and instruments with no fees to families to all children from Junior Infants to Leaving Cert. There are no financial barriers to accessing a rounded and carefully structured musical education with a string instrument throughout the fourteen years of primary and secondary school years. It is a unique opportunity provided in Crumlin. Students taking MUSIC for Junior and Leaving Cert are prepared for the performance practical at Tuesday lessons in SCOIL ÚNA NAOFA. The Project is sustained by fundraising including Christmas Market, pub quizzes, raffles, Golf Classic, VHI Women’s Mini-
All children in Scoil Úna Naofa Orchestra take an in-
OPEN LESSONS for all classes from Junior Infants to 4th class will be taking place on Wednesday 13th and Thursday 14th June, to which the School Principal invites parents, grandparents and supporters. All are welcome.
SCOIL ÚNA NAOFA ORCHESTRA is non-
SCOIL UNA NAOFA ORCHESTRA performs in a Christmas concert and in March annually at CÓR FHÉILE NA SCOILEANNA in the National Basketball Arena, Tallaght. ST AGNES CHAMBER ORCHESTRA performs annually at the INTER-
St Agnes’ Chamber Orchestra will fly off to MADRID for a short tour June 22nd to 25th, where they will perform in two concerts with musicians from the Municipal School of Music of Tres Cantos, Madrid, and will be the guests of the Irish Ambassador to the Kingdom of Spain at a reception on Sunday June 24th. Thanks to all those who gave up so much time at Christmas for bag packing in Supervalu to make this tour possible.
The musical year ends with SUMMER CAMP, a unique intergenerational camp for string players from primary school upwards without age limits! The annual concert in CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL, Dublin, is a highlight of the year, and will take place on Thursday July 5th at 5 pm. Everyone is welcome. ST AGNES’ PARENTS STRING ORCHESTRA founded in 2010 by school parents now has 100 members aged 20-