A most unusual concert

24th February 2014

It may not be the Twelfth Night but the musicians will ‘play on’ in Clongowes next Saturday (March 1st) at 19.30, when we host a most unusual concert, which will demonstrate on a large scale how music brings people together. We have not applied for a place in the next Guinness Book Of Records, but we…read more

Making a Mark in music

2nd January 2014

Mark Thomas, Poetry, was recently successful in his Violin audition for the National Youth Orchestra (NYO) of Ireland. He is currently attending a course in Kilkenny College, where he is rehearsing for 9 hours a day before taking part in a Gala Concert at the National Concert Hall on 4th January under the baton of…read more

Orchestral Manouevres in Cherryfield

18th December 2013

On Sunday last (15th December) a group of orchestral musicians from Poetry travelled to Cherryfield Nursing home for retired Jesuits in Milltown. Our aim was to entertain the residents and to get them into the Christmas spirit. Most of this group of musicians had been to Cherryfield last year and were familiar with the run…read more

Mulled Wine, Mince Pies and Music!

4th December 2013

The Parents’ Association cordially invites you to celebrate the Christmas season with mulled wine and mince pies before the Christmas Concert on Sunday 8th December at 17.00 (concert at 18.00). This traditional event has been a feature of the Clongowes calendar for many years and is an opportunity to appreciate the talents and hardwork of…read more

Elements Choir strike the right note in Drogheda

29th November 2013

The Elements Choir, along with their teachers Ms. Anne Conaghan and Ms Elizabeth Keighary, travelled to Co Louth on Wednesday, 20th November to take part in the Drogheda Youth Choral Festival, in an effort to return the Fr. O’Kelly Trophy to Clongowes Wood College, following the success of their Elemental predecessors in 2012. Ms Conaghan takes up…read more

Grammar in the National Concert Hall

19th November 2013

Ten boys from Grammar attended a concert in the National Concert Hall on Monday 21st Oct to hear a live performance of their set works for Junior Cert. Rian McKeagney sent this report… The day dawned bright but dull, with clouds that promised rain. It was a typical Monday for all students except for eleven…read more

Senior Choir at Sligo Choral Festival

14th November 2013

Last Friday morning (8th, November) at 7 am, the senior choir accompanied by Ms Keighary and Ms Heslin tip-toed out of the building on their way the 25th annual Sligo Choral Festival. Upon arrival in Sligo, the day began in Summerhill College, with a magnificent choral workshop with 400 students from schools all over the…read more

Trad for Trocaire

26th September 2013

On Tuesday October 1st the Clongowes Traditional Irish Music Group took part in the annual ‘Trad for Trocaire’ at Connolly’s pub in Ballagh. The event was run in conjunction with the Religion department and further embodied the spirit of ‘men for others’. The musicians played a lively selection of jigs and reels to a packed…read more

Elements of music

3rd September 2013

As if they hadn’t already announced themselves to the school community, Elements certainly made themselves known with a bang last weekend. Following an impressive introduction to the Clongowes rugby field, the boys gathered outside the refectory to be directed by the whistles of the Ma Samba School instructors. Armed with instruments such as agogô bells,…read more

Orchestra Tour to Berlin

27th November 2012

In the wee hours of Tuesday morning the C.W.C. Orchestra lead by Mr. & Mrs. Thomas pulled away from the school to catch their early flight to Berlin.  Accompanied by Mr. Kelly et al. the Orchestra will perform in several concerts throughout the trip, no doubt enjoying the sites and tastes of Berlin in between….read more

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