Athenry Music School MEGAConcert 2017

//Athenry Music School MEGAConcert 2017
Athenry Music School MEGAConcert 2017 2017-04-11T18:55:11+00:00

Description: This annual concert has a performance from each ensemble of Athenry Music School. The concert concludes with every single student in the school playing together, in our ‘MEGAOrchestra’. The MEGAOrchestra numbers over 400 music students and creates a truly amazing sound! This year’s concert marks 10 years since the founding of the school. It will include the the performance of a new piece, commissioned by the school from Scottish composer James Ross, in honour of the anniversary.

Date: Sunday, May 7th

Student Arrival Time: 14:00

Venue: Athenry Church

Concert Start Time: 15:00

Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes

Dress Code: AMS t-shirt

Bring:

 Harp, TUNED

FOLDING HARP STOOL, LABELLED

TUNING KEY POCKET

TUNING KEY

SMALLER STUDENTS: STAND / STICK

Students over 11: an electronic harp tuner

A drink and substantial snack

Rehearsal schedule: On the week beginning Monday May 1st, there will be no individual lessons. Instead there will be group rehearsals. All harp students are to attend THREE rehearsals:

  1. General rehearsal in Coláiste an Eachréidh: choose either Tuesday 2nd May 5-7pm or Wednesday 3rd May 5-7pm.
  2. Trad Dept. rehearsal: Wednesday 3rd May 7pm-8pm (we’ll run through Frances Power and the Golden Stud)
  3. Staging rehearsal in church, Thursday 4th May, 5-6pm

Repertoire: For the MEGA Concert, each harp student has to learn a part for these six pieces:

Trad Dept. Pieces:

  1. Frances Power
  2. The Golden Stud

MEGA Orchestra Pieces:

3. AMS Anniversary

4. Long Long Ago

5. French Folk Song

6. Shetland: Sleep Sound In The Morning

Optional:

7. O Fortuna