Culture NIght is here again! Friday 16th September 2016. We will be opening our doors free of charge between the hours of 7pm-8:30pm where you can visit to ring the bells and see the evening view of the city from the viewing balcony. It's first come first served and as it's always busy, remember you will have to queue. But we will have our organist Victor Sullivan on hand to entertain you while you wait. We will be on hand to answer any questions you have about the church and tower. Looking forward to seeing you here!
Cork Heritage Open Day is a unique event, which is held on the first Saturday of Cork Heritage Week. Organised by Cork City Council, Cork Heritage Open Day is taking place on Saturday, August 20th and will see over 42 buildings open their doors to the public for one day only. A series of guided walking tours, heritage events, exhibitions, talks and children's events will also take place. All events are free.
Here at Shandon Bells & Tower we have free entry from 10am-3pm. It's a really busy day so expect to have to queue for a few minutes. Under 16's must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Cork Heritage Open Day is organized by Cork City Council as part of Heritage Week in partnership with the Heritage Council and with media sponsorship from Cork's 96FM and the Evening Echo.
St. Anne's is delighted to host a Choral Event as part of the Shandon Street Festival 2016. Over the course of the afternoon, come and listen to the wonderful sounds of some of the cities finest choirs and choral groups. Groups taking part are- Niche:Sing Your Heart Out Group, High Hopes Choir Cork, Voices of Cork, Cork Sacred Harp Singers and Choral Con Fusion. In between listening to the wonderful music, head outside and experience the fun of the festival, now in it's 10th year. Food stalls, face painters, dancers, bands-there's something for everyone. Schedule for the choral event to be announced very soon.Festival website: www.shandonstreetfestival.com. Sat 18th June 2016.
Exciting event as part of the Cork Midsummer Festival.
Beats, Bells and Bridges-Tom Lane and Alex Petcu
Percussionist Alex Petcu and composer Tom Lane have come together to transform three sites in Cork into musical instruments. These locations (UCC Quadrangle, Mardyke Bridge and Shandon Bells) will host newly-composed, site-specific pieces for percussion that take advantage of the unique acoustics of each place.
Each of the three pieces has been created especially for the place in which it is to be performed. Beats at the quadrangle in UCC will explore the echoes and reverberation of the university’s historic quadrangle,Bridges will use the Mardyke Bridge itself as a percussion instrument andBells will feature a duet between Alex at ground level and the unique bells of St Anne’s Church bell tower played by Brian O’Regan.
The Mardyke Bridge - 2pm, 25 June
UCC Quadrangle - 4pm, 25 June
St Anne’s (Shandon) - 4pm, 26 June
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
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