6th Year Music Trip
On the 30th of January 2017 a group of 6th year students went to hear the RTÉ Symphony Orchestra in the National Concert Hall. We started the day off in school and got the bus into town so we could be the first people in the National Concert Hall and get good seats. We went to see the orchestra play a piece of music composed by Tchaicovsky called the Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture. The overture is a piece of music which we are studying for our Leaving Cert which proved to be really beneficial. A presenter had the orchestra play a certain piece of the work and gradually added in instruments which allowed us to hear a breakdown of everything that was happening all at once. We saw how much detail was put into the composition of the work and also got to enjoy a full performance of the work once everything had been explained. The performance was phenomenal and it was great to see such experienced performers live on stage.
The event finished earlier than expected so while we were out and about we decided to go and see the Brian Boru Harp in Trinity College as it is one of the most famous and antique Irish instruments to date. We got to have a look around the museum and lucky for us the Harp was in the room next to the Book of Kells so we also got a bit of a history lesson while we were out and about! The Harp was stored in a huge glass cabinet in a really dull room which used to be a library. There were statues of famous Irish people and the room was humungous with endless arches filled with old books. It was a very successful day out and none of it would have happened without the amazing planning and organising of Ms. Doyle! Dana Dempsey.