Taking place in the National Concert Hall on May 7th, the 2019 Waltons Music for Schools Competition Finalists Concert was a wonderful event with some extraordinary performances by all twelve Finalist school groups.
The entire concert was live webcast by RTÉ lyric fm.
After the concert, adjudicators Dónal Lunny and Evelyn Grant selected the six 2019 Music for Schools Competition Prize Winners:
School St. Mochta’s National School, Clonsilla, Dublin 15
Entry ‘Music = The Story of Life’
Group St. Mochta’s School Choir
School Carrig National School, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary
Entry ‘Music = Togetherness’
Group Carrig Music Group
School St. John’s National School, Breaffy, Co. Mayo
Entry ‘Gráinne Mhaol’
Group Macalla Mhaigh
School Laurel Hill Secondary School, Limerick, Co. Limerick
Entry ‘Music = What You Make It’
Group Laurel Hill Music Ensemble
School St. Joseph’s Secondary School, Rochfortbridge, Co. Westmeath
Entry ‘Music Makes Us’
Group St. Joseph’s Ensemble
School Coláiste Chill Mhantáin, Wicklow Town, Co. Wicklow
Entry ‘Music Makes Us Who We Are’
Group Coláiste Chill Mhantáin Ensemble
The prize-winning schools each received a trophy, a prize certificate and musical instruments and equipment for their schools from Waltons Music:
First Prize: €2,000
Second Prize: €1,000
Third Prize: €500
Congratulations both to this year’s Prize Winners and to all of the Finalist schools!
John Mardirosian, Director
Waltons Music for Schools Competition
Waltons New School of Music
The Waltons Music for Schools Competition is generously supported by RTÉ lyric fm.