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The Loreto College Senior Choir, which performed at the Spring Concert - View Full Size Image
The Loreto College Senior Choir, which performed at the Spring Concert
Traditional harpists who performed at the Loreto College Spring Concert - View Full Size Image
Traditional harpists who performed at the Loreto College Spring Concert
A level Theatre Studies students perform an extract from 'The Lonesome West' - View Full Size Image
A level Theatre Studies students perform an extract from 'The Lonesome West'
Irish Dancers who performed at the Loreto College Spring Concert - View Full Size Image
Irish Dancers who performed at the Loreto College Spring Concert
The Junior Traditional Group performing at the Loreto College Spring Concert - View Full Size Image
The Junior Traditional Group performing at the Loreto College Spring Concert
02/04/2009 SPRING CONCERT SHOWCASES MUSICAL TALENT AT LORETO COLLEGE

The biennial Spring Concert took place at Loreto College Coleraine, Specialist School, on the evening of Wednesday 1st April 2009, showcasing the considerable musical and dramatic talent among the College’s students.
 
The concert featured several fine performances from the College’s Senior and Junior choirs.  Both choirs have had great success recently, winning some of the top awards at the Ballymena Festival. Also on display were some of the vocal talents of a number of soloists: Lucy McLaughlin, Megan McGonigle, Gemma Mullins, Elizabeth Lane, Rachael Gaile, Alex Brownlow and Katie Burns. 

There were also piano solos of an impressive standard by Eamonn Cassidy, Rachel O’Kane and Conor O’Kane, an Uillean Pipes performance by Pearse Mooney, as well as performances by traditional harpists Dearbhla McCotter, Lauren O’Neill and Caoimhe Cooke and a Year 11 Recorder Ensemble.  

The capacity audience in the College Hall also enjoyed the visual spectacle of a variety of dance performances.  Three Irish dancing groups performed intricately choreographed Riverdance-style routines, with a solo performance by Catherine Diamond.  Another highlight was a selection of monologues and duologues performed by some A level Theatre Studies students: Patrick Kelly, Paul Friel, Fiona Carlin and Elizabeth Lane, and Year 8 Drama student Conal McGinley – performances which ranged from tragedy to comedy, showing tremendous dramatic range and sophistication.

Finally, a number of instrumental ensembles were on hand to display their combined talents.  Drawn largely from the Junior school, the School Orchestra performed a tuneful and lively medley. Traditional music was a significant feature of the evening, with the College’s immensely talented Junior and Senior Traditional Groups delighting the audience.

Congratulating Head of Music Miss Roisin Stewart, Choirmaster Mr Howard Gillespie, Head of Drama Mrs Oonah McEwan, and the various instrumental tutors and Irish dancing choreographers,  Mr Brian Lenehan, Principal of Loreto College, commented that the Spring Concert had been a memorable display of tremendous talent offering something for the musical and dramatic taste of everyone in the audience.