Saint Fin Barre’s Cathedral Choristers take part in Royal School of Church Music Event

Twenty five choristers from Saint Fin Barre’s Cathedral, Cork,  travelled to Kilkenny on Saturday 15th June to attend an afternoon of singing aimed at choristers across Ireland. The event was organised by the Royal School of Church Music, Ireland Area (RSCM) and was held in St Canice’s Cathedral.

St Fin Barre’s Choristers at RSCM event in Kilkenny

The idea behind the day was very much an end of year celebration and as well as the singing there was pizza in the Deanery Garden and a chance to meet choristers from across the country. Around seventy choristers attended in total including those from St Canice’s Cathedral and St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, Dublin.

Choristers at the RSCM Event in Kilkenny

To begin the day the St Fin Barre’s choristers took a tour of Kilkenny Castle and enjoyed listening to the history of the building from several entertaining guides. They then had a picnic lunch in the grounds before walking across Kilkenny to the Cathedral.

Visiting Kilkenny Castle

 

 

 

 

Picnic in the grounds of the Castle

They enjoyed hearing a demonstration of the organ from the acting Director of Music, and seeing various parts of the cathedral including the bishop’s throne, choir stalls and a model of 17th century Kilkenny.

Choristers from St Fin Barre’s Cathedral Cork who took part in the RSCM event in Kilkenny.

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