Crowne Plaza Craft Fair – Sunday the 27th of November from 3 – 4 pm
St. Oliver Plunkett Church – Sunday the 17th of December at 5 pm
School Christmas Concert – Monday the 19th of December
Blackrock Abbey – Tuesday the 20th of December (to be confirmed)
Seinn, Schools Gathering – January, 2023
Peace Proms – 26th of February, 2023
Confirmation – Wednesday 29th of March, 2023
First Communion – Saturday the 13th of May, 2023
Pupils from 3rd to 6th class are welcome to join the school choir.
Choir practice takes place every Wednesday after school from 2.40 – 3.40pm with Mrs Lawless and Mrs Stapleton, commencing Wednesday 21st September.
Being part of the choir is a big undertaking and each choir member is expected to attend all the after school practices, services and functions when the choir is needed. Promptness is important as well. Choir members need to be team players, showing respect and cooperation with the organising teachers.
What We Do
The choir provides beautiful singing at a variety of events including:
- School masses, First Holy Communion and Confirmation
This year we have committed to sing at more of the school Masses. We appreciate that it is a huge commitment for parents, especially those who do not usually attend Sunday mass in Blackrock, but the addition of the Choir of St Francis NS to school masses is greatly appreciated by the parents and staff, and of course, by Fr Keenan.
- The annual Peace Proms at the SESE Belfast (or RDS Dublin), organised by the prestigious Cross Border Orchestra
For the last six years we have performed every year alongside other school choirs at the Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland “Peace Proms.” This year we will participate in the Belfast Peace Proms on Sunday 26th February at the 1pm concert.
- The annual Seinn Service in Dundalk, as part of Catholic Schools Week
This takes place in the Church of the Redeemer Dundalk and is usually on the last Thursday of January (during school time) as part of Irish Catholic Schools Week. We join other schools in the Dundalk area for an uplifting concert.
- School Assemblies
The school choir performs in the school hall at various school assemblies throughout the year as required.
- Christmas Concert and end of year Concert
Our choir is an integral part of our Christmas Nativity/Concert and usually assists with the singing for the classes performing nativity plays, as well as leading the finale singing.
- Christmas Carol signing for charity
We usually sing for the residents of Blackrock Abbey Nursing home and perform at The Marshes Shopping Centre.
- Ad hoc school events and celebrations (e.g. Grandparents Day)