Cashel & Emly Seinn Concert 2017
“All are welcome”* to “lift your voices to the sky! Raise your hands and lift them high.”+
“Seinn Cashel and Emly” is a project promoting and encouraging liturgical music in secondary schools. 635 students from 13 schools will raise their voices and their hands in the Cathedral of the Assumption, Thurles, on Wednesday, December 6th, at 7.30p.m. This will only be the second time that such an event is being staged in our diocese, and it builds upon the success of similar ventures, including Emmanuel in Dublin and Seinn in Killaloe and Limerick diocese. The schools involved cover the breadth of the diocese – Cashel Community School; Rockwell College, Presentation Secondary School, Thurles; C.B.S. Secondary School, Thurles; Ursuline Secondary School, Thurles; Coláiste Mhuire Co-Ed, Thurles; Our Lady’s Secondary School, Templemore; St. Ailbe’s Secondary School, Tipperary; St. Anne’s Secondary School, Tipperary; St. Mary’s Secondary School, Newport; St. John the Baptist Community School, Hospital, Presentation Secondary School, Ballingarry and Scoil na Trionoide Naofa, Doon.
One of the advantages of this programme is that it offers students and teachers a liturgical music repertoire. However, more importantly, it means that students become involved in a shared music experience, which encourages them to bring their faith to life. Over the past number of months, the students have been practicing in their own schools. On the day of the performance, the students will come together to attend lively workshops on themes including “The Role of Social Media”, with Brenda Drumm (WMOF Communications’ Officer), “Social Justice” presented by Elisha Kelly of Trócaire and “The Role of Faith in Our Lives”, with Fr. Joe Walsh. They will also have an opportunity to rehearse the music for the concert. Ian Callanan is the music director for Seinn Cashel and Emly, and has been instrumental in bringing the project to its fruition. A renowned composer and arranger of music, Ian will be conducting the orchestra and chorus on the night, having facilitated a music workshop in each of the schools over the past number of months. Soloists and musicians will be drawn from the schools, and no doubt, the students of Cashel and Emly will put us firmly on the map with their music and song.
If you are a lover of music, the Cathedral of the Assumption is the place to be at 7.30pm on December 6th. All are welcome. There is no admission charge on the night. Donations will be accepted and will go towards funding youth ministry projects such as Seinn in the diocese.
* from the title All are welcome by Jesse & Jennah Manibusan (2016) Acc. By Ken Canedo
+ from Thanks and Praise by John Angotti & Ed Bolduc (2004)