Category Archives: Church Music

General Synod – 03 – In Memoriam – Cork, Cloyne and Ross

The General Synod of the Church of Ireland was due to meet in Croke Park, Dublin on 7th, 8th and 9th May, but has not done so due to the CoronaVirus. Yesterday and the day before, our Bishop, Dr Paul … Continue reading

Posted in Bishop, Cathedral, Church Music, Church of Ireland, Diocese, General Synod, In Memoriam, People from Cork, People from the Diocese

Some of the Choir of St Fin Barre’s Cathedral, Cork Sing Again from Home

Recently, the boy choristers of Saint Fin Barre’s Cathedral, Cork sang Magnificat from their homes – a challenge in itself.  That was reported HERE. Now, it is the turn of the girl choristers.  Director of Music Peter Stobart says: After the … Continue reading

Posted in Cathedral, Cathedral Choir, Children's Work, Church Music, Corona Virus, COVID-19

Cork Choristers Unite Online to Sing remotely from their Homes

In the midst of the fearfulness and isolation brought about by the CoronaVirus pandemic we all need to find ways to connect, to keep things going, and to lift our spirits. The choristers of Saint Fin Barre’s Cathedral, Cork, were … Continue reading

Posted in Cathedral, Cathedral Choir, Children's Work, Church Music, Diocese, Novel Corona Virus, People from Cork, Youth Work

Royal School of Church Music Awards for Choristers in Cork

Seven choristers were presented with the Royal School of Church Music awards at the Eucharist Service at St Fin Barre’s Cathedral on Sunday 8th March. Five boys received the bronze award and two the silver award. The seven boys were examined in November and were assessed on … Continue reading

Posted in Award, Cathedral, Cathedral Choir, Church Music, Diocesan Church Music Scheme, Youth Work

Templebreedy School, Cork take Part in Limerick Primary School Singing Competition

The children of Templebreedy National School, Crosshaven, County Cork visited Limerick Choral Festival on Friday 28th February to participate in the Primary School Singing Competition. The school choir, which is made up of 24 students from 4th to 6th classes, … Continue reading

Posted in Children's Ministry, Church Music, Community Involvement, Diocesan Church Music Scheme, Diocese, Education, Schools in the Diocese

‘Big Sing’ at St Fin Barre’s Cathedral, Cork

On Saturday 8th February 2020 Saint Fin Barre’s Cathedra, Cork hosted a ‘Big Sing’ organised by Cork International Choral Festival. Over forty singers tackled the ever popular ‘Gloria’ by Vivaldi accompanied by Robbie Carroll on the Cathedral organ and conducted … Continue reading

Posted in Cathedral, Church in Society, Church Music, Cork International Choral Festival

A Full Cathedral for the Annual Christmas Concert by St Fin Barre’s Cathedral Choir, Cork

St Fin Barre’s Cathedral Choir in Cork held their annual Christmas Concert on Saturday 14th December. The event was sold out and had been for several weeks in advance. The audience was treated to a selection of old favourites and … Continue reading

Posted in Cathedral, Cathedral Choir, Christmas, Church Music, Concert, Cork, Diocese, Youth Work