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1st Sep 2023
to 1st Jun 2024

Age Range

Swords Youth Choir

Swords Youth Choir (SYC) is a diverse community choir comprised of mixed voices from secondary school, ages 13 to 18. This project will support rehearsals by the choir which take place in St. Cronan's Parish Pastoral Centre over 59 weeks and showcase the performances in concerts which will take place at the end of the year.

S.Y.C. aims to:

  • Promote the positive effects of singing in an ensemble, emphasising fun, creativity, and community.
  • Cultivate a choral culture in Swords by teaching fundamental singing techniques and musicianship.
  • Create a membership that reflects the diverse and multicultural population of Swords.
  • Be free of charge.
Swords Youth Choir members receive 2 hour weekly musicianship and choir rehearsals every week in the school term. In those 2 hours members are taught how to: 

  • Read music and sight sing using the Kodaly method.
  • Develop healthy and effective signing technique by the tutors.
  • Explore and prepare a wide range of choral music from contemporary Irish pieces to folk songs from America culminating in end of term concerts. (Christmas and Summer)
  • Given the opportunity to mature into well-rounded adolescents through social activities which include members from all over Swords.

Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.

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