Music and Drama
Bene Merenti Concert

The Bene Merenti concert is an annual event in the life of Gorey Community School and is an event of which we are immensely proud. The concert has become a showcase for the extraordinary talent of our students and occasionally of our staff.
Students go through an audition process and we encourage as many first years as possible to get involved. The concert consists of musicians, singers, dancers, bands, gymnasts, poets comedians etc.
The term ‘Bene Merenti’ means ‘The one who most deserves’ and on the final night we honour the students who have shared their talents with the others, thus enhancing the ethos of performing arts in Gorey Community School. The concert is one of the highlights of the year. Bene Merenti is currently produced by Ms Clancy.


Gorey Community School has a long history of producing and performing an extensive selection of musicals. The tradition began from the schools’ inception and has continued on a bi-annual basis. Students are greatly encouraged to get involved and all students except sixth years may audition for parts.  Some of the hugely successful musicals performed in the past are Les Miserables, High School Musical, Honk and The Hot Mikado. The school musicals are directed by Ms. Clodagh Cecil.


The Junior choir comprises first, second and third year students. Ms Dempsey is the choir director and rehearsals take place twice a week. A place in the choir is decided by audition. The existing Junior choir performs publicly as often as possible and will be competing in the upcoming Arklow festival.
The female choir is directed by Ms. Clancy and comprises of students from 1st year - 6th year. The choir perform at various school and community events with the hightlight being their participation in the school's annual Bene Meranti concert. Rehearsals take place once a week after school.
There are many and varying events that take place over the academic year within the music department. There is an annual trip to the west-end in London for transition year students organised by Ms. Clodagh Cecil (TY drama coordinator) and there are numerous visits to the school by musicians for performances and workshops.Other trips to New York and Los Angeles have been organised to great success by Ms. Clancy.

Click here to view gallery of GREASE Musical
Click here to view a gallery of FOOTLOOSE GCS Musical.
Click here to view photos of Bene Merenti.
Click Here to listen to a sample of GCS Choir
Click here to see gallery ot DISCO INFERNO
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