Moate Children’s Choir have won the ESB Feis Ceoil Junior Choir 2015 at the RDS in Dublin
Moate Children’s Choir have
won the ESB Feis Ceoil Junior Choir Competition 2015 at the RDS in
The 30 strong Choir from Moate, are walking on air after scooping 1st prize in the Junior Choir’s category of the competition which took place on Wednesday 18th March.
Under the choral direction of Ciaran Brady (Director of The Academy of Music, Tullamore) the young singers captivated a packed auditorium with their performances of “I Hear Spring Calling” and “The Birds Lament” accompanied on piano by Tatyana Vykhodsteva.
Beating off stiff competition from several well polished choral performances from all around the country, it was a nail-biting wait for the final results, and it was music to the ears of all involved when they were deemed the outright winners.
The judges applauded the choir in all aspects of their singing and singled them out for praise for being "a well disciplined group, with excellent vocal production, technical knowledge and a captivating performance".
As winners of their category the choir were invited to perform at the “Winners Concert” at in the RDS Concert Hall where they wowed audience of a packed luxurious auditorium. They were also recorded and interviewed by RTE Television for a special documentary to be aired in April. A life long memory for all involved.
The choir were also treated to a tour of UCD which was organised by Jayne Horan (Choir Assitant) where they got to see the workings of a Steinway piano in the UCD Music Department and took several tours of the college before being treated to a movie.
Moate Children’s Choir was
founded in 2007 by its Director Ciaran Brady. It is a training ground
for young singers in the