Category Archives: Church Music

Making Cathedral Church Music happen in Cork during the CoronaVirus Pandemic

These are difficult times for musicians, artists, and singers.  At the moment the advice is against congregational hymn-singing in churches. Many say that ‘church is not the same.’ The issues are much bigger than this, of course.  There have been … Continue reading

Posted in Bishop, Cathedral, Cathedral Choir, Church Music, Churches in Cork, Contemporary Issues, Corona Virus, COVID-19, Dean of Cork, Diocese

Five Online Singing Classes for Schools from Cork Diocesan Church Music Scheme

The Cork, Cloyne and Ross Diocesan Church Music Scheme is funded by the Diocesan Board of Education, the City of Cork Church School Board, the Diocesan Council with further support from Ashton School. Recently the Scheme received a generous donation … Continue reading

Posted in Cathedral, Children's Ministry, Church Music, Diocesan Church Music Scheme, Diocese, Education, Schools in the Diocese, Youth Work

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