Share your choir’s festive carolling with the nation this Christmas in the 16th Choirs for Christmas Competition. Send in a recording of one Christmas work and bring your ..." /> Share your choir’s festive carolling with the nation this Christmas in the 16th Choirs for Christmas Competition. Send in a recording of one Christmas work and bring your ..." />


    Outreach & Education at RTÉ lyric fm

    RTÉ lyric fm Choirs for Christmas Competition 2014

    Share your choir’s festive carolling with the nation this Christmas in the 16th Choirs for Christmas Competition. Send in a recording of one Christmas work and bring your choir’s performance to a national audience! A selection of the submissions will be given airplay on Niall Carroll’s Classical Daytime, The Music Box with Trish Taylor, Classical Kids and on The Hamilton Scores with George Hamilton.

    Entry Conditions
    * All Choirs - school and college choirs, amateur and semi-professional choral societies and chamber choirs - are welcome to enter.
    * Submit by email an MP3 recording only of one seasonal piece (no other format will be accepted). Repertoire can be secular or liturgical (choose a piece that really shows your choir at its best).
    * Together with the MP3 recording email a biography of the choir, a high-res jpeg photo of the choir and contact details for the choral director.
    * Please outline how long the choir has been together as this will be taken into consideration by the judges.
    * The Judges’ decision is final.
    * Email all entries to choirs lyricfm@rte.ie by the closing date Wednesday 3rd December 2014 at 5pm.
    * The winners will be announced on Tuesday 23rd December on Niall Carroll’s Classical Daytime.

    Prizes:
    * Best Overall Choir: €1000
    * Runners Up: €500
    * Best Primary School Choir: €500 
    * Best Secondary School Choir: €500
    * Best Performance of an Irish contemporary Christmas composition €500

    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.

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    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
    Limerick
    (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.

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