Choir And Band
St. Mary’s CBS has a long and proud tradition of music, song and drama. Our all boys’ choir has been up and running for several years with Mary Adamson as musical director and Fidelma Collins as accompanist. The choir consists of boys from 3rd to 6th class who audition for places each September. They have a large repertoire and are well accustomed to singing for the public. They sing regularly in St. Mary’s church for the Communion programme masses, and every year they accompany the Holy Communion or Penance services. They have sung at various concerts and charity events and were privileged to sing with The Three Tenors at the Clonmel Park hotel in 2015. Last Easter 2017 the choir performed in our school musical ‘Godspell’. This was a huge production with over 1500 people getting to see the show which took place in St. Mary’s church over three days. Preparations are already afoot to produce another musical theatre extravaganza – The Lion King – in May of 2018. This promises to be one to look forward to. The music of the choir can be heard on our beautiful school CD - Do you hear what I hear? - which was released recently.
St. Mary’s CBS céilí band has been going from strength to strength in recent years under the direction and guidance of Ms. Danielle Lonergan and Ms. Elaine Morrison. They take part in the St. Patrick's Day parade annually while also performing for some of the older members of our local community in the Cottage Nursing Home and Clonmel Day Care Centre. They feature in the CD with some rousing renditions of pieces such as ‘The Rattling Bog’ and ‘I’ll tell me ma’.