As part of Cork International Choral Festival
Sunday 1st May, 6.05am
Church of St. Anne (Shandon Bells)
Shandon Bells will once again host a dawn chorus this May Day, with Cork Chamber Choir welcoming the first day of summer in our Shandon Sunrise event.
At 06.05am sunrise on Sunday 1st May, the dawn will be met with a chorus of voices singing from the bell tower of the iconic Church of St. Anne, Shandon and followed by an ecumenical service. This unique performance has become a much loved annual event and marks the ancient celebration of the first day of summer. Those interested in attending are advised to arrive at 5.50am.
* Please note that due to space constraints, the public will not be admitted to the bell tower itself. However, the performance will be enjoyed on the steps of the church as the sun rises as well as in the church for the service that follows.
The Clerks Choral of St. Mary’s Collegiate Church, Youghal, sing The Office Of Compline in plainsong
Sunday 1st May, 6pm
Church of St. Anne Shandon
Shandon, has become a regular feature of the Cork International Choral Festival.
The College of Clerks Choral in Youghal is an ancient institution, founded in 1464 by Thomas FitzGerald, Earl of Desmond. The College originally consisted of eight fellows and eight singing clerks – a choral foundation which was dissolved and reinstated a number of times over the centuries. The present choir represents the latest revival (2005) of the Clerks Choral directed by the much accomplished Ian Sexton.
Although the Clerks Choral remains informally associated with the magnificent Collegiate Church in Youghal, the group is most active in venues throughout Munster at Divine Service (of all denominations), weddings and concerts. The Clerks Choral regularly features on RTE Radio 1 and Lyric FM. They have also performed in England and their rendition of Compline in St. Anne’s Church,
Compline is the last church service of the day; it is a contemplative office, with an emphasis on spiritual peace. All Welcome.
Easter Week Church Services:
Wednesday 23rd March
Reflective Service with Taize Music at 7:30pm.
Thursday 24th March
Service of Holy Communion at 7:30pm
Good Friday 25th March
Service at 2pm. No access to Church from 1:30pm-3:30pm. No access to bells this day.
Easter Day Sunday 27th March
Service at 10:15am
SHANDON BELLS TOWER OPENING HOURS EASTER WEEKEND-RESTRICTIONS FOR VISITORS
10am-4pm NO BELLS TO BE RUNG. ACCESS TO VIEWING POINT ONLY. No access to church while service is on unless attending.
Easter Saturday 10am -4pm. Last entry to the tower is 3:40pm. NO BELLS TO BE RUNG-ACCESS TO VIEWING POINT ONLY.
Easter Sunday 11:30am - 3:30pm. Last entry to the tower is 3:10pm.
Easter Monday as Sunday 11:30am-3:30pm. Last entry to the tower is 3:10pm.
St Anne’s Church Shandon
Carols by Candlelight With
Choral Con Fusion
Corks LGBTS Inclusive Choir
Thursday December 17th
‘Who ever you are and where ever you are on your journey in faith,
you are welcome in this place'
It's that time of year again in Shandon where we celebrate the life and spirit of Mother Jones. This years festival again brings highly accomplished speakers from all over the world and music very day and night by home grown talent.
The fundraising concert this year is the much anticipated Play entitled, "Can't scare me...The Story of Mother Jones" by Kaiulani Lee, US actress with over 35 years experience in theatre, t.v. and film. Not to be missed. The Festival starts 29th July and ends with a garden party on Mother Jones Day, 1st August. Come to this years festival and leave inspired by the people you will hear, and with a little of MJs spirit!
Please visit www.motherjonescork.com
The 9th annual SONIC VIGIL Ireland’s primary improvisation and sound art event
May 2nd, 2 pm - 8 pm, St. Anne’s Church, Shandon
Admission to the church from 2pm €5*
with special guest Christina Kubisch
For more information see :
May 1st 2015 The Dawn Chorus from the tower of the Shandon Bells at St. Anne's Church Shandon.
Church of St. Anne (Shandon Bells) – Friday 1st May 6:05am
Admission: Free of charge*
Shandon Bells will once again host a dawn chorus this May Day, welcoming the first day of summer in our Shandon Sunrise event.
At 06.05am, sunrise on Friday 1st May, the dawn will be met with a chorus of voices singing from the bell tower of the iconic Church of St. Anne, Shandon and followed by an ecumenical service. This unique performance has become a much loved annual event and marks the ancient celebration of the first day of summer. Those interested in attending are advised to arrive at 5.50am.
*Please note that due to space constraints, public will not be admitted to the bell tower itself. However, the performance will be enjoyed on the steps of the church as the sun rises as well as in the church for the service that follows.
Please visit Cork International Choral Festival for details of other festival events
City of Cork Symphony Orchestra presents:
Butterworth: The Banks of Green Willow
Mozart: Violin Concerto in A Major
Haydn: Symphony No. 101 in D Major ‘The Clock’
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A Major
Venue: Church of St . Anne, Shandon, Cork
Date: Friday, December 12th 2014 at 8pm
Available from Pro Musica and The Church of St.Anne
Telephone 021 427 1659
FRIEDEMANN STIHLER Is an accomplished Classical Organist, (with a rock and roll twist), Friedemann has a wonderful repertoire and is a really nice guy too! The unusual thing about Friedemann is that he plays sacred, classical and rock and roll music, at times all at once. The programme is beautiful, witty and quirky at the same time.
We look forward to having him at St. Anne's (Shandon Bells) on Saturday 26th July At 1.00pm. This is a free concert though Donations are welcome on the door.
St. Anne's Church/ Shandon Bells
1pm Saturday 26th July
The Spirit of Mother Jones Festival takes place in Shandon from Tues 29th July to Friday 1st of August (Mother Jones Day)
Lots of interesting lectures all week at the Firkin Crane, including Solicitor Gareth Pierce - 'Defending the Underdog', and the Mother Jones 2014 lecture by Prof James Green of the University of Massachusetts.
There are lunchtime concerts, music workshops and music nightly at the Maldron Hotel.
All events are free of charge with the exception of the Si Kahn and Anne Feeney Fundraiser Concert (€15) to ensure this festival can remain open to people free of charge.
The Concert takes place on Thursday night at 8.15pm with two of Americas finest folk singers. Please Support this local festival.
For more information please visit www.motherjonescork.com