Category Archives: Church Music

Rich and Varied Celebrations of Holy Week and Easter in Cork, Cloyne and Ross

The week that starts each year with the Sunday before Easter Day, Palm Sunday, is known to Christians as Holy Week.  Its importance and significance in the Church is highlighted by its being called ‘The Great Week’ in the early … Continue reading

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Good Friday Liturgical Performance at Saint Fin Barre’s Cathedral, Cork

On Good Friday night (14th April) the choir of Saint Fin Barre’s Cathedral, Cork, under the baton of Director of Music, Peter Stobart, performed John Stainer’s Holy Week oratorio The Crucifixion.  The soloists were Josh Spink (Tenor) and Chris Southgate … Continue reading

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Schools Singing Workshop at St Fin Barre’s Cathedral, Cork

On Tuesday morning last (7th March) seven schools gathered in Saint Fin Barre’s Cathedral, Cork for a workshop and performance led by Peter Stobart, Director of Music.  All are schools which Peter has been visiting regularly as part of the … Continue reading

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Come and Sing – Vivaldi ‘Gloria’ at St Fin Barre’s Cathedral, Cork

St Fin Barre’s Cathedral, Cork, and its Director of Music, Peter Stobart, teamed up with the the Cork International Choral Festival on Saturday, 11th February for a very special day-long Come and Sing event; rehearsing and performing one of our history’s most magnificent … Continue reading

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Invitation to ‘Come and Sing Choral Evensong’ in Cork

The Director of Music at St Fin Barre’s Cathedral, Cork – Peter Stobart – has organised a ‘Come and Sing Choral Evensong’ which will be held in St Fin Barre’s Cathedral on Saturday 17th September. All singers are encouraged to attend … Continue reading

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Cork Jazz Festival ~ A Service with a Difference at St Anne’s, Shandon

The annual Jazz Festival in Cork draws thousands of visitors to the City, and creates an atmosphere of excitement and razamatazz.  One of the city churches – Saint Anne’s Church, Shandon – has traditionally held its Harvest thanksgiving ‘with a … Continue reading

Posted in Church in Society, Church Music, Church Services, Community Involvement, Cork, Diocese, Parish News

Retirement of the Director of Music at St Fin Barre’s Cathedral, Cork

On Sunday, 27th September, eight years after commencing as Director of Music at St Fin Barre’s Cathedral, Cork, Malcolm Wisener retired.  His final Service was Evensong at the end of the Patronal Festival weekend of celebrations which began with the … Continue reading

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