Friends of the National Children's Choir 2023
Leinster School of Music and Drama
Ann & Pat Kitterick
St. Clares Primary School
The Park Singers
The Creamer Family
St Mary's NS, Donnybrook
Scoil Náisiúnta Bhiorainn, Berrings National School
Would you like to become a FRIEND of the National Children's Choir?
The National Children's Choir (NCC), Cor Naisiúnta na nÓg, is a unique choral experience for primary school children. The choir was founded by Dr Seán Creamer in 1985 to mark European Music Year. The aim of NCC is to foster a love of choral singing amongst the primary school children of our nation. It is a school-based initiative in which young singers learn a wide repertoire of choral music, from Bach to the Beatles.
Would you like to support this venture?
In 2019, almost 10,000 children participated in the programme. Since the programme began, it is estimated that 175,000 children have sung under the NCC umbrella. The underlying ethos of the NCC is inclusivity. The children learn a common repertoire of approximately sixteen songs, and every child performs in a regional concert where they experience the joy of collaborative music making! For many children, this will be a once in a lifetime experience!
Would you like to be associated with this unique musical experience?
The NCC is a non-profit organisation. Our committees, regional and national, are made up of teachers and retired teachers all working in a voluntary capacity. As an organisation, we have many essential financial costs including insurance, copyright, printing, the hiring of concert venues, musicians, lighting, and sound, all of which enhance the experience of the performers and audience. We are inviting you to support this initiative by becoming a friend of the NCC. In so doing, you are ensuring that the choir will continue to grow and flourish into the future. The National Children's Choir is about celebrating the most powerful instrument of all - the voice.
Would you like to invest in the musicians of the future?
There are four levels on offer, appealing to all individuals, organisations, and budgets. All Friends of the NCC are listed in the NCH Concert Programme and will help to continue the development and growth of this unique musical project for primary school children. Platinum Friends also receive two tickets to an NCH concert of their choice and a half page advertisement in the concert programme.