Outreach & Education at RTÉ lyric fm

    RTÉ lyric fm Choirs for Christmas Competition 2014

    Its time once again to share a fantastic range of festive carolling with our listeners.  This Christmas is the 16th Choirs for Christmas Competition.  

    We have now scheduled the selected choirs to feature on Niall Carroll’s Classical Daytime, The Music Box with Trish Taylor, Classical Kids and on The Hamilton Scores with George Hamilton. You can read the schedule here.

    Prizes announced for the Choirs for Christmas 2014 Competition
    * Best Overall Choir: €1000 – Peregryne, Dublin conducted by Stuart Kinsella
    * Runners Up: €500 – The Tullamore Academy Chamber Choir conducted by Ciaran Brady
    * Best Primary School Choir /Children’s choir under 13: €500  - St Joseph’s Primary School Choir (4th,5th and 6th Classes), Tipperary town conducted by Helen Colbert

    Highly commended:
    *St Brigid’s National School Choir, Castleknock, Dublin 15 conducted by Niamh Williams
    *Castle Park School Choir (Primary), Dalkey, conducted by Edel McKiernan

    * Best Secondary School Choir/ Youth choir under 19: €500  - Carrickfergus Grammar School, Co. Antrim conducted by Edward Craig

    * Best Performance of an Irish contemporary Christmas composition €500 - Wesley College Girls Choir, Dublin conducted by Helen Doyle

    Piano Keys 2013 & 2014

    Professor Réamonn Keary guides students through the 2013/2014 Royal Irish Academy of Music Local Centre Piano Examinations. Over 30,000 students take these exams annually.This award winning educational series offers expert tips and additional advice to help students brush up on their practice, excel in their performance and ultimately help improve their results. The podcasts are valid for students taking their exams in December 2013 and 2014 for all grades from Elementary Grade to Grade 8.

    Click here to listen/download Piano Keys 2013

    Click here to listen/download Piano Keys 2014

    RTÉ lyric fm Outreach Project

    A mobile radio studio is brought to the school where the fundamental aspects of radio programme making are discussed. Students prepare, script, present and produce their programmes.

    If your school would like to take part in the RTÉ lyric fm Educational Outreach Programme, Transition Year Co-ordinators / School Principals should write to us outlining why you would like us to visit your school.

    Teachers are encouraged to discuss why you are applying and what they hope to learn from the project. Students and teachers are encouraged to tune into RTÉ lyric fm before the outreach team visits your school. Why not listen in during music or media studies classes?

    The Educational Outreach Programme is led by Gail Henry, Producer at RTÉ lyric fm and various RTÉ presenters and members of production staff.

    Please send your requests to:
    Outreach & Education Project
    RTÉ lyric fm
    Cornmarket Square
    (Applications are based on a first-come first-served basis.)

    For further details contact Gail Henry:
    Email: henryg@rte.ie
    Phone: 061 207 331

    Our outreach workshops are provided free as part of RTÉ's public service commitments.

    FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions
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