Celebrating Ireland's School Choirs and the Feis Ceoil 1897-2017
Wednesday 13th December | 2.30pm
The Round Room at the Mansion House
Helen Doyle is a secondary school music teacher and choral conductor at Wesley College in Dublin, as well as a mentor and teaching practice tutor in Trinity College’s School of Education. Helen is currently working as a researcher in the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama, where she is running an initiative to get Ireland's schools singing, and to highlight the benefits attached to such activity for our country's young people.
As part of this project, Helen is organising an event in The Mansion House on Wednesday, 13th December 2017.
This Christmas-themed event, entitled 'It's the Taking Part that Counts', will feature prize-winning Irish school choirs alongside a community outreach school choir formed 'from scratch’ specially for this project. This 'scratch choir’ involves one of Ireland's DEIS schools - St. Vincent’s GNS, North William Street, Dublin 1 - and is being trained by Helen for their debut in the Mansion House concert, and beyond. The 'scratch choir' will be joined by Feis Ceoil prize-winning school choirs in The Mansion House, along with members of two of Ireland’s leading professional choirs.
We are delighted to partner Helen in organising this exciting event. Please lend your support to this project and attend this choral celebration of our school choirs.