A big thank you to Mary Browne ( Brownes Photography – New Ross) for sending us these beautiful photos, which were taken on Thursday night, 15th December 2016.
The community hall in Raheen was packed to capacity on Thursday night, 15th December, as the children of Raheen N. S. presented their extraordinary Christmas concert. During the first half of the show the children rocked the house with lively renditions of Rock ‘n roll, pop, and Disney classics from their recent “ Sing out Loud” experience. Each class presented a festive poem, and it was concluded with a Christmas medley. The modern musical “ All about that Baby” was then presented, under the musical direction of Ms. Bernie Murray Ryan.
The show was created by American Christine Semsen
and to the school’s knowledge, it was an Irish premier !
All 126 pupils in the school were involved in the production which boasted some beautiful songs , and some sterling performances by the senior pupils.The musical was set in Bethlehem just two days before Jesus was born. It had a non-traditional twist, as it featured very cool, talking sheep! Of course, the human characters in the story never heard the sheep talk, so two different perspectives on events preceding the birth of Christ were revealed during the show.
The school would like to acknowledge the work and dedication of Ms. Bernie Murray Ryan in leading the show, Mr. Bill Murray for stage / sound management and Ms. Mary Howlett for ticket organisation , and of course the children for their infectious enthusiasm.
Well done everyone!