Dr. Doreen Rao mentors 'Generation Choir'
In advance of our 'Big Sing' on the 6th of April, 2014, Dr. Doreen Rao (http://www.doreenrao.com/) the reknowned choral conductor held a local workshop for the newly formed Generation Choir on Thursday 3rd of April, 2014. Moate Community College kindly hosted the event for us and it was they who came up with the name for our choir - 'Generation Choir'.
Dr. Rao spent part of the day working with youngsters from Dromakeenan National School, Co. Offaly who made the journey to Moate, and put the choir members from Moate Community School and Athlone Community College (both Co. Westmeath) through their paces for the rest of the session in preparation for the national event.
One of the highlights of the day was when all 3 schools, with pupils ranging from ages 10 to 17, joined to sing 'Goin' Up a Yonder', a definite favourite of ours!
It was a wonderful experience and we are very grateful to Dr. Rao for making the time to work with us here at Music Generation Offaly Westmeath.