Fermanagh Choral Society held their Annual Spring Concert in St Michael’s Church, Enniskillen, on Sunday 25th March. They were working under the baton of their new Choral Director David Robertson and performed excerpts of Bach’s St Matthew Passion as well as Karl Jenkins’ Requiem Mass. A number of ERGS pupils performed, most notably Harry Parkinson (Year 8) who was the Treble Soloist for the Pie Jesu in the Requiem. Harry sang beautifully alongside Soprano Jane McKinley of the Choral Society. Other year 8 pupils, Keri Elliott, Amos Johnston, Paraic McHugh and Cameron Smith joined a treble choir which was made up of pupils from a number of Enniskillen Schools.
An orchestra comprising professional Ulster Orchestra players, EA Music Service tutors, other amateur musicians and pupils from Enniskillen Royal Grammar School accompanied the Choral Society for the full programme. Ryan Emo had the honour of playing flute alongside Ulster Orchestra professional flautist Colin Irvine. Katie Bloomfield played Violin and Ellen and James Bloomfield both performed as part of the percussion section alongside professional musician Aidan Dunphy.
Both the Bach and Jenkins were very well received by the large audience in attendance. The event provided a positive experience for all of the pupils involved, working alongside both amateur and professional musicians at a very demanding level.