Ashfield Girls' High School
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Open Night 2017
Open Night has got of to a great start with queue's forming already at the front of the building.
Posted on the: 17th January 2017
In the final two weeks of term, the Ashfield Chamber Choir have had a busy but fun time. We joined forced forces with the girls from Dominican College Fortwilliam to give a performance in support of the East Belfast Community Counselling Organisation in the beautiful setting of the grand staircase in Stormont Buildings.
This is a service to support people in our community who have been affected by the troubles in our province and has grown over the years to become an integral part of the community providing crucial support to those in need. Our choir showed the new generation working together to demonstrate the cross-community element of the organisation. The iconic staircase of the Stormont Buildings provided a stunning backdrop for the concert and our pupils gave a wonderful performance to open the event, setting the tone for the whole evening.
It was a wonderful experience for the girls and both schools are very proud of their achievement! Mr Donaldson has kindly created a video of the event which can be viewed here: YouTube Link
No time to rest as the following Tuesday evening was our school Carol Service in St Marks’ Dundela. This included performances from the chamber choir, whole school choir, orchestra, staff choir and some vocal duets. It was a very special evening attended by our families and friends.
Our final performance was on Thursday when we competed in the FLAX trust inter-community schools choir award gala concert in the beautiful setting of the Grand Hall in Belfast City Hall. The girls joined again with their friends in Dominican College and gave a stunning performance. The girls have begun new friendships and we hope to continue our relationship with Dominican College in the future.
I would like to say a big thank you to Ms M McKeon, the Head of Music in Domincan College, for inviting us to take part in this cross community project. Also congratulations to the girls who have given three perfect performances in the space of two weeks.
I hope they all enjoy a well-earned rest over the Christmas holidays!
Posted on the: 19th December 2016