In September 2017 the Sligo Grammar School choir will be travelling to Warsaw, Poland to take part in a competition and to sing in different venues around the city. Mr Carter will be leading the tour and he will be accompanied by two other teachers. We wish them all the best on their trip.
The Choir of Sligo Grammar School has been an important feature of school life for many years. This year it has been particularly busy, singing for the School Prize Day and Carol Service, as usual, but also enjoying other outings. In January it performed on radio - the Ocean FM Francie Boylan Show which can be heard on our School Facebook page. The Special Service of Remembrance in November also saw our choir perform in Calry Church. In April of last year the choir took pride of place at the second Gala Concert in aid of the NorthWest MS Therapy Centre and the School Music Department. They performed for parents, teachers and friends at the fundraising Boston Tea Party that was organised by the Parents Association and SGS Alumni in February.
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.
Choir and musicians sing at RTE 2015
Anyone who is interested in joining should contact the choirmaster, Mr Carter