Seinn aims to promote liturgical music in second-level schools as well as parishes throughout the diocese. It involves students, learning and performing together a programme of liturgical music to expand their liturgical music repertoire. It is a new venture for Cashel & Emly and it is inspired by its success as a joint initiative of the dioceses of Limerick and Killaloe since 2013.
Seinn is open to any second-level school in the diocese of Cashel & Emly and it involves Principals, Chaplains as well as Religious Education and Music teachers,. Seinn can be used to establish a new music group or smaller liturgical choir in a school if there is none already in place.
Eleven (11) schools from throughout Cashel & Emly have committed to prepare for a Seinn Celebration Event on April 27th 2017 in the Cathedral of the Assumption, Thurles. The day will begin at 11am with faith based workshops, music rehearsals and conclude with the performance at 7.30pm which will be accompanied by an orchestra of professional and student musicians.
The Seinn Organising Committee are currently arranging visits to each school by the Seinn Musical Director, Ian Callanan who has previously directed Seinn in Killaloe and Limerick. All schools are being supplied with music books for the students as well as accompaniment books and CD’s for the teachers. The Seinn Project is funded in the main by the diocese.