The Creative Arts

The cultural life of Coláiste Chiaráin is rich and varied. The seeds are sown within the curriculum and encouraged to blossom through the breadth of extracurricular activity available. A tradition of excellence in the creative arts continues to be actively fostered as the school expands. Music pervades the life of the school and plays a significant role in other aspects of school activity: Choir, Instrumental Group, Religious Services/Masses, Concerts, Competitions, and of course our annual School Musical.

Coláiste Chiaráin is committed to the development of the Creative Arts in general. Taking part in musical performance and in school plays and musicals builds confidence, team-loyalty and leadership. The Creative Arts faculty combines specialists in drama, music, art, photography and video production/editing. Our students have every opportunity to enjoy musical performance and composition, to learn instruments and to perform and sing in ensembles. Coláiste Chiaráin enjoys an enviable array of equipment and technology in the field of photography and digital video production in particular. It is extremely well equipped and students have access to first class musical technology suites.

In 2006, Coláiste Chiaráin staged its first major school concert musical production in the magnificent University of Limerick Concert Hall. This was a sell-out performance for two nights and certainly raised the bar, in terms of student productions in the Limerick region. Accordingly, the school firmly committed to an annual major production which involves maximum participation and involvement from all. In order to best support such an initiative, over the last number of years it has engaged the professional services of a Director and Choreographer to coordinate these productions, in partnership with our very talented faculty of Music.

Art is popular as both an academic and recreational activity. Students of Art in the school have distinguished themselves and the work students produce is periodically displayed at exhibition. A number of our pupils pursue Art Studies in third level colleges in Ireland and in colleges in the United Kingdom.

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