Alexander L’Estrange Choral Workshops
Music Generation Laois hosted a series of workshops with Musician and Composer Alexander L’Estrange, entitled ‘Singing Pop and Jazz Styles.’ Alexander is from Oxford in England, and has composed many large-scale choral works for Community Choirs and schools, and he brought his wide expertise to Laois on Wednesday 18 and Thursday 19 of March.
Children from Rath National School in Ballybrittas, Scoil Naomh Eoin Killenard, Presentation Primary School Portarlginton, Barnashrone National School, Errill National School, Killadooley National School in Ballybrophy and Gael Scoil an tSlí Dala in Ballaghmore all participated. The workshops covered Gospel and Swing songs, and were extremely enjoyable for both children and Teachers in the various schools. All these schools participate in the Music Generation Laois Choral programme, new schools are invited to apply to join the Choral programme for the 2015-2016 academic year.