Music and Performance

Mamma Mia!

August 31, 2018

Mamma Mia: Desmond College School Musical 2018-2019

An exciting start to the 2018 new academic year with rehearsals and planning underway for our School Musical “Mamma Mia”!!!!!

Our first year students have already met the production team and have started learning choreography and lyrics to one of the hit songs! The core cast has been selected and students are working on their lines, lyrics and characters.

We are thrilled to have Choreographer Kate Upton from “Over the Rainbow School of Dance” working with us again. The musical will be produced on the 07-09 November ’18.

A must see… This promises to be… Super Trouper!!!!!!

School Musical Auditions

May 11, 2018

Mama Mia auditions taking place on Monday 14th May 2018 in Desmond College

Limerick Music Generation and Transition Year Programme

January 23, 2018

Our TY class has just completed a 4-week creativity music workshop facilitated by Tony Monahan of Limerick Music Generation.

They have had the opportunity to work with various composing applications, music technology devices and recording devices. Some students composed a song, which was recorded and performed by the TY students.

Tony Monahan from Limerick Music Generation delivered this workshop to our Transition Year students.


January 2018: Tony Monahan from Limerick Music Generation delivering a workshop to our Transition Year students
Tony Monahan from Limerick Music Generation delivering a workshop to our Transition Year students.

Jan 2018: Desmond College student records song composed by TY Students during Music workshop with Tony Monahan from Limerick Music Generation
Breda Magner recording a song the Transition Year students composed during a workshop facilitated by Tony Monahan from Limerick Music Generation.

Desmond College Choir Accompany Liam Lawton

December 3, 2017

The Annual Lions Club Concert with Liam Lawton took place on 30th November in NCW Parish Church. Desmond College Choir accompanied Liam throughout the Concert. Desmond College are so proud of the students who participated in the choir making it such a success and to Ms Keane, Ms McCarthy and Ms O’Brien for their amazing work with the choir. A wonderful night was enjoyed by all, and all the proceeds are going to a local charity.


December 2017: Desmond College Choir with teacher Ms Keane  at the Liam Lawton concert
Desmond College Choir with teacher Ms Keane at the Liam Lawton concert.


December 2017: Desmond College Choir with teacher Ms Keane  at the Liam Lawton concert
Members of Desmond College Choir before accompanying Liam Lawton in concert.


December 2017: Desmond College Choir with teacher Ms Keane  at the Liam Lawton concert
Desmond College Choir accompanying Liam Lawton.

Desmond College Senior Music Students Attend Performance of
Cantata BWV 78 “Jesu, der du Meine Seele” at
St Mary’s Cathedral in Limerick

October 27, 2017

Ms.Keane and Ms.O’Brien accompanied senior music students to St Mary’s Cathedral in Limerick where a full analysis and performance of Cantata BWV 78 Jesu, der du Meine Seele by Johann Sebastian Bach was conducted and analysed by Peter Barley.

It was performed by Ancor and St Mary’s Cathedral Choir. This Cantata is one of the four set works on the Leaving Certificate music course.


Oct 2017: Desmond College senior music students attend performance of Cantata BWV 78 Jesu, der du Meine Seele at St Mary's Cathedral in Limerick
Desmond College senior music students attend performance of Cantata BWV 78 Jesu, der du Meine Seele at St Mary’s Cathedral in Limerick.


Oct 2017: Desmond College senior music students attend performance of Cantata BWV 78 Jesu, der du Meine Seele at St Mary's Cathedral in Limerick
Desmond College senior music students attend performance of Cantata BWV 78 Jesu, der du Meine Seele at St Mary’s Cathedral in Limerick.

Lunchtime Trad Session to Celebrate St Patrick’s Day

April 5, 2017


Music Teacher Ms Jude Keane joins in the lunchtime Trad Session to celebrate St Patrick's Day.
Music Teacher Ms Jude Keane joins in the lunchtime Trad Session to celebrate St Patrick’s Day.

 


17th March 2017: Desmond College Students and Teach Ms Beehan during the Lunch Time Traditional Irish Music Session

Some of Desmond College’s musicians taking part in the lunchtime Trad Session to celebrate St Patrick’s Day.

 


17th March 2017: Desmond College Students and Teach Ms Beehan during the Lunch Time Traditional Irish Music Session

Some of Desmond College’s musicians along with Ms Beehan at the lunchtime Trad Session to celebrate St Patrick’s Day.

 

Music Trip

March 22, 2017

Desmond College students on a music trip to Cork to see Cork Pops Orchestra 2017 series, conducted by Evelyn Grant.

March 2017: Some of the Music students in Desmond College Cork Pops Orchestra 2017 series, conducted by Evelyn Grant.
Some of the Music students in Desmond College Cork Pops Orchestra 2017 series, conducted by Evelyn Grant.


March 2017: Ms McCarthy with a number of music students in Desmond College Cork Pops Orchestra 2017 series, conducted by Evelyn Grant.
Ms McCarthy with a number of music students in Desmond College Cork Pops Orchestra 2017 series, conducted by Evelyn Grant.

“Hairspray!” Photos

November 30, 2016
Nov 2016: Desmond College Musical: Hairspray Nov 2016: Desmond College Musical: Hairspray

Nov 2016: Desmond College Musical: Hairspray Nov 2016: Desmond College Musical: Hairspray

Nov 2016: Desmond College Musical: Hairspray Nov 2016: Desmond College Musical: Hairspray

Nov 2016: Desmond College Musical: Hairspray Nov 2016: Desmond College Musical: Hairspray

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May 2017: University of Limerick awards certificates to Desmond College first year students.

Nov 2016: Desmond College Musical: Hairspray

Nov 2016: Desmond College Musical: Hairspray

Nov 2016: Desmond College Musical: Hairspray

Nov 2016: Desmond College Musical: Hairspray

Nov 2016: Desmond College Musical: Hairspray

Nov 2016: Desmond College Musical: Hairspray

Nov 2016: Desmond College Musical: Hairspray

Nov 2016: Desmond College Musical: Hairspray

Hairspray!

November 14, 2016

Hairspray!

November 10, 2016

November 10th and 11th, 2016: Hairspray! the Musical, at Desmond College Newcastle West

Exciting times lie ahead for the staff and students of Desmond College, who will proudly present “Hairspray – The Musical”,  in association with Over The Rainbow School Of Dance.

Preparations are in full swing for this “not to be missed” musical extravaganza. Featuring the style and soundtrack of the swinging 60’s, we can guarantee that the audience will be rocking in their seats!

Featuring big musical numbers such as “Nicest Kids in Town” and “You Can’t Stop The Beat”, you won’t be disappointed!

A cast of over 30 students are involved in the staging of the show and will feature in a variety of roles. Roisin Nolan stars as Tracy Turnblad, alongside Clodagh O’Keefe who appears as Tracy’s dorky friend Penny Pingleton.

Sixth year student, Diarmuid Curtin, portrays teenage heartthrob Link Larkin. Orla Wrenn takes to the stage as the selfish and bratty Amber Von Tussle, daughter of Velma, who is played by Breda Magner.

The exciting character of Corny Collins will be played by Patrick Kenneally and Darragh Collins debuts as the talented dancer, Seaweed. These budding stage stars will be supported by a talented array of all singing, all dancing students from various year groups.

So, if you are looking for a way to shake off the Winter blues, please join us on Thursday 10th and Friday 11th November in Desmond College,  at 7pm. We promise to take you back to the 1960’s and have plenty of laughs along the way!

Admission €10. To avoid disappointment, please purchase your tickets as soon as possible. Contact: Desmond College on 069-62205 or email info@desmondcollege.ie.

2016 Nov: Desmond College HairSpray! Musical

Hairspray!

October 14, 2016


2016: Desmond College post primary school Limerick presents Hairspray The Musical, 10th and 11th November.

Exciting times lie ahead for the staff and students of Desmond College, who will proudly present “Hairspray – The Musical”, in association with Over The Rainbow School Of Dance. Preparations are in full swing for this “not to be missed” musical extravaganza.

Featuring the style and soundtrack of the swinging 60’s, we can guarantee that the audience will be rocking in their seats! Featuring big musical numbers such as “Nicest Kids in Town” and “You Can’t Stop The Beat”, you won’t be disappointed!


Oct 2016: Desmond College Post Primary School Students in dress rehearsal for school musical, Hairspray! on 10th and 11th November

A cast of over 30 students are involved in the staging of the show and will feature in a variety of roles. Roisin Nolan stars as Tracy Turnblad, alongside Clodagh O Keefe who appears as Tracy’s dorky friend Penny Pingleton.

Sixth year student, Diarmuid Curtin, portrays teenage heartthrob Link Larkin. Orla Wrenn takes to the stage as the selfish and bratty Amber Von Tussle, daughter of Velma, who is played by Breda Magner.

The exciting character of Corny Collins will be played by Patrick Kenneally and Darragh Collins debuts as the talented dancer Seaweed. These budding stage stars will be supported by a talented array of all singing, all dancing students from various year groups.

So, if you are looking for a way to shake off the Winter blues, please join us on Thursday 10th and Friday 11th November in Desmond College, at 7pm. We promise to take you back to the 1960’s and have plenty of laughs along the way! Admission €10. To avoid disappointment, please purchase your tickets as soon as possible. Contact Desmond College on 069-62205 or email info@desmondcollege.ie.

Hairspray

September 22, 2016

Excitement is really building as rehearsals are in full swing for the musical ‘Hairspray’, which takes place Nov 10th and 11th, 2016.

Sept 2016: Rehearsals in full swing for Desmond Colelge musical Hairspray

School Musical – Hairspray

September 9, 2016

The music and dance groups are currently very busy rehearsing under the guidance of Musical Director and past pupil Katie Upton, along with teachers Ms Kelly, Ms McCarthy and Ms Keane for the upcoming School Musical ‘Hairspray’ which takes place this November.


September 2016: Rehearsals in full swing for upcoming musical Hairspray at Desmond College
Rehearsals in full swing for upcoming musical Hairspray.

Hairspray Auditions

May 17, 2016


Reminder to all students:
 
Hairspray auditions are being held today, Tuesday 17th May.
Casting roles and dance auditions at 11am.
 
Students auditioning for casting roles are required to sing
the finale song ‘You Can’t Stop the Beat’ from the musical.
 
Students involved in dance auditions will need PE gear.

Choir Auditions

May 5, 2016

School choir auditions this week. Times are as follows

Tuesday lunchtime 1:00 to 1:30 1st years
Wednesday lunchtime 1:00 to 1:30 2nd years
Thursday lunchtime 1:00 to 1:30 3rd years