The Choir of Sligo Grammar School has been an important feature of school life for many years. Every year they sing for the Carol Service, The Remembrance Service and The Prize day Service. Sligo Grammar school choir as it currently exists was founded in the autumn of 1986 by Mr. Alfred Potter. Mr Potter is now taking a back seat, handing the baton over to Mr Jonathan Carter, although he will still be involved in the role of organist. The choir boasts some fine soloists and some very talented voices. They have sung on National television and radio, and have released 2 CDs. The second of which ‘What Sweeter Music’, is a selection of Christmas Carols from Sligo Grammar School.
On the 18th of September Sligo Grammar School’s choir went on their very first trip abroad to Krakow, Poland. Twenty six students made the trip and were accompanied by Mr.Carter, our dedicated choirmaster as well as Mr.Potter and Ms.O’Neill.The choir performed in two concerts, one of them in a Cathedral in the centre of the city. The audience as well as the choir throughly enjoyed the experience. As well as preforming the choir were also taken to historical landmarks, such as Auschwitz concentration camp, the Jewish quarter, Wawal Castle and the Salt Mines where they preformed in the underground chapel. They also made an enjoyable visit to an activity park, a water park and a trampoline park. The students were very grateful for the opportunity to perform abroad and enjoyed every minute! Huge thanks goes to everyone involved.
Choir and musicians sing at RTE 2015
Anyone who is interested in joining should contact the choirmaster, Mr Carter