Culture Night was held on Friday 23rd September in Cork and across the country. The Cathedral proved to be a popular place to visit among over 80 venues in the city which included tourist attractions, heritage buildings, arts venues, outdoor performances, and many more.
The Cathedral’s programme began with Choral Evensong at 6.15pm at which there were nearly 200 people present. For many, this was their first time hearing the Cathedral Choir and the historic organ. The night continued with three guided tours by the Cathedral’s experienced tour guides, and a further insight into its daily life was available in the form of an audio-visual presentation at the west end fo the building. Some choristers stayed on after their Friday evening choir practice to talk with visitors and to tell them about their contribution to the musical life of the Cathedral.
At the end of the evening the Dean of Cork, the Very Rev. Nigel Dunne said:
We are delighted to be taking part in what could be called the first full and proper Culture Night since 2019. Over 900 visitors have had the chance to come and experience not just our beautiful architecture and artistic craftsmanship but also to hear our wonderful choir and to learn more about what we do here week in, week out throughout the year.