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The Senior Choir of Loreto College Coleraine had a tremendous week of competitive success recently, taking part in the UTV School Choir of the Year competition as well as the Coleraine International Choral Festival.

The Choir, under the direction of Conductor Mr Howard Gillespie, impressed the adjudicators at the UTV Choir of the Year event, taking first place in the North Eastern Education and Library Board Grammar Schools’ heat and qualifying to represent the area in the Northern Ireland Grammar Schools’ Final two days later.

Meanwhile, the Loreto Choir was also to be heard in the Youth Choirs section of the Coleraine International Choral Festival, representing their school at this prestigious event for the second time. With their third successive appearance at the Northern Ireland Finals of the UTV competition the culmination of a busy weekend, the Choir was highly praised for its performance of a varied and challenging repertoire.

The choir members were delighted with their success as well as being excited to have had the opportunity to take part in such varied competitions, with the opportunities this afforded them to hear choirs from throughout Northern Ireland and further afield. The students and their teachers were congratulated by Loreto College Principal Mr Brian Lenehan on their dedication, teamwork and enthusiasm throughout their many months of hard work preparing for these competitions.

Mrs C Little
Loreto College
Castlerock Road
BT51 3JZ
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