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WATCH: Limerick primary school's rousing rendition of 'Rise Up' goes viral

The students at Corpus Christi in Moyross performing Rise Up

The students at Corpus Christi in Moyross performing Rise Up

A LIMERICK primary school says it has been blown away by the positive response to a video of its choir that has been viewed more than 200,000 times on Facebook. 

Corpus Christi primary school in Moyross has had an incredible viral reaction to a video it posted of fourth and fifth class students performing their version of the Andrea Day song Rise Up. 

“Rise up” by Andra Day.. just some more of the amazing talent we have in our Corpus Christi school choir! Always making us so proud with their hard work!

Posted by Corpus Christi School, Moyross on Friday, 9 February 2018

Students Amy Flanagan, age 9, Bridget Kerrigan, age 10 and Katie McNamara, age 10 are said to be delighted with the reaction to their performance according to teacher Órfhlaith Prendergast. 

“They are absolutely thrilled,” Ms Prendergast said.

The students are incredibly talented, she added. 

“We want to highlight Moyross for all these positive reasons. We just think they are great ambassadors for the parish. 

“We’d often put up videos of the choir singing online and we’d never get that kind of a reaction.

"For the girls now, we’re hoping to get them into vocal training and voice coaching. 

“We can’t believe it, we thought that it would slow down but the views are going up in their thousands.” 

The video has amassed 213,000 views since it was posted on Facebook. 

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