MusicMusic is the medium through which the soul sings….
In Mounthawk we make every effort to promote the involvement of students in music. There is a richness of music in the school, traditional, rock, and classical – something to suit every taste.
Over the years the school has hosted classical recitals such as that by the international renowned pianist Richard Meyrick – see the slide show…
M-Idol – Mounthawk talent shows
For several years we have had ‘Mounthawk ‘s got Talent’ which as the name suggests had been a forum for talented students to strut their stuff! It all started in 2009 with the ‘M-Idol’ competition. Read more Last year we had both a talent competition and a ‘battle of the bands’ as part of the Anniversary garden fete.
The school stages a musical theatre production every second year to tremendous acclaim and with huge student participation both on and off stage. At Mercy Mounthawk we believe that Music and Drama play an important role in the development of our students.
Below are some photos and music clips from the hugely successful performance of My Fair Lady (Jan 2018).
While those on the stage certainly gain the limelight, it has to be remembered that productions do not take place without the dedication of so many people, the musicians and the back stage crew who build and paint the sets. Their experience is just as significant. In fact there are many who would say its even better – read the testimony of one such student: Oliver the Musical Backstage Why not check out this evidence from Fiddler on the Roof:
Our Musical Productions
Recent years have seen successful productions of the following popular musical:
2018: My Fair Lady
2016: Les Miserables
2014: The Sound of Music
2008: South Pacific
2006: Fiddler on the Roof
2004: West Side Story
South Pacific 2008
Fiddler on the Roof 2006
Drama ProductionsOn alternate years a school DRAMA is staged including in the past, superb productions of
The Last Apache Reunion
Philadelphia Here I Come.
Participating in good quality drama production is a great challenge for anyone … and even more so when you’re sixteen or seventeen. And yet our productions over the years have been amazing. It is remarkable to see students plumb the depths of characters and find in themselves acting potential they only dreamed of beforehand. Over the students have written of the power of participation in school productions such as this article SIVE 2011
2013 saw a marvelous production of Brian Friel’s Dancing at Lughnasa. This remarkable play was captivating in every way and great credit is due to a most impressive cast and production team especially co-directors Tony Behan and Noreen Sheldon and producer Elaine Costelloe. To read a cast member’s account of her experiences click here: Dancing at Lughnasa 2013
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