St Raphaela's Secondary School

Music

Music

Check out our video here!

Music at St. Raphaelas

IMG_0912.jpg

Curricular Music:

Music plays an integral role in the life of all students in St. Raphaela’s both in curricular activities and co-curricular activities. The Music department at St. Raphaela’s is proud of its long and distinguished history in providing excellent opportunity for active engagement with music.

Curricular music is available to all students from first year through to sixth year. All first years study music in first year and make their choices for Junior Cycle thereafter. All fourth year students study music for the duration of the year, during which they are exposed to the many disciplines involved in music including music technology and musical appreciation. Fourth year students also learn how to play the ukulele. Class choirs are timetabled for all students in first and fifth year.

Musical B280.png

Choirs:

St. Raphaela’s has a proud choral tradition stretching back an impressive 35 years. While students have a timetabled choir class; the school also has an auditioned choir.

The special choir is made up of 40 or more students from first year to sixth year. It plays an integral role in the life of the school, enriching both religious and non – religious services. The choir has participated in festivals and competitions, both at home and abroad, to great success such as:

  • Derry Choral Festival

  • Feis Ceoil Ireland

  • Sligo Choral Festival

  • Navan Choral Festival

  • Young Prague Choral Festival

The choir takes part annually in the Emmanuel concert series in the Helix, Dublin and a ‘Carols by Candlelight Series’ as well as many other choral events.

Instrumental Ensembles and Orchestras:

St. Raphaela’s music department endeavors to allow students every opportunity to perform either solo or in an ensemble. We currently have a small instrumental group which plays at a number of school events such as the school prizegiving, Open Year Mass and the ‘Carols by Candlelight Series’. This ensemble provides instrumentalists a wonderful opportunity to play with other students.

Lunchtime Concert Series:

This is a monthly concert series where all students are given the opportunity to perform for an audience of their peers and teachers. It has been a huge success demonstrating the huge musical talent that is in St. Raphaela's.

St Raphaela’s Secondary School prides itself on a long-established tradition with the Arts. Students are given the opportunity to develop their musical, oratorical, creative, sporting, and literary talents as part of their overall education. Music and drama make an important contribution to the cultural life of the school.

The School Musical

One of the highlights of Transition Year is the staging of the annual musical production, in conjunction with the boys from St. Benildus College. All students are provided with the opportunity to get involved with every aspect of the production from on-stage roles to backstage, set design, lighting and programme production. Recent productions have included Grease, High School Musical and Back to the 80's. This year's musical will be Sister Act.

Mar 17
2021
St Patricks Day
Mar 29
2021
Easter Holidays
May 27
2021
Summer Exams
14-Dec-2020
Beautiful Christmas songs by the school choir
02-Dec-2020
It's been a festive week of pre-Christmas cheer this week! The head girls decorated the tree in the foyer, tutor groups worked on decorating their base-rooms and the outdoor craft fair and Christmas market was a great success!
25-Nov-2020
Check out some short videos from past pupils, head girls and school spirit recipients!
St. Raphaela’s Road, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin
01 288 8730
Enquire
Location
© 2021 St Raphaela's Secondary School