WATCH: Navan primary school's orchestra performance leaves us shaken and stirred

Story by Gavan Becton

Thursday, 11th April, 2019 11:59am

WATCH: Navan primary school's orchestra performance leaves us shaken and stirred

Bonding Session with St Paul's at the NCH

The talented young violinists at St Paul's NS in Navan left an audience in the National Concert Hall shaken and stirried after a rousing rendition of the James Bond theme tune last week in the National Concert Hall.
39 children from fouth to sixth class took part in the performance, which they had been practising for since last November. Cecily Gibbons, who is a teacher in the school, said " the kids put a lot of effort into the performance, they practised for months and attended a number of workshops and exchanges with schools in Dublin across the year."
As well as their performance of the James Bond theme tune, they also perfromed ABBA's 1977 hit song Thank You For The Music alongside St. Ciaran's N.S. Hartstown.
The Primary Ensemble Project is a collaboration between the Royal Irish Academy of Music and the National Concert Hall. Seven schools were picked to perform from all across the country to take part.
The orchestra in St. Paul’s is tutored by violinist Maria Mason. She has previously led them in taking part in the Late, Late Toy Show (2017) and other projects on stage in the school and in the Solstice Arts Centre. 
The performance comes as part of a wider programme in the school, which sees all pupils between 2nd and 6th class take lessons on how to play the violin.

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