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
Sonic Vigil 8 with Antje Vowinckel St Anne's Church, Cork
Sat 03 May 2014 at 2.00pm - 8.00pm
+353 21 450 5906
The Guesthouse presents Sonic Vigil, a marathon of new and improvised music, sound art and performances. Vowinckel focuses on compositions based on spoken words.
Please keep an eye out for these Dragon of Shandon collection boxes and give generously to help out with the Dragon of Shandon Festival 2014, it's going to be brilliant. And its not just special events, Art Link do fantastic work in our communities all throughout the year, so lets give something back. You can even get involved yourself by contacting http://www.dragonofshandon.com/contact.html
Every year the church hosts a special harvest service which coincides with the Cork Jazz Festival.
This year on Sunday 27th of October, the Civic Harvest and Jazz Eucharist takes place, with The St. John's Gospel Choir and the Bla Mandag Jazzband.
There a still a few tickets available, which can be collected at the church of St. Anne's, Shandon.
Doors open at 10.30am and service starts at 10.45am sharp. Pictures show 2012 Service
Mike Spencer Bown has been travelling non-stop for 23years around the world, we were delighted that on the last leg of his journey he decided to stop by and ring the Bells of Shandon last week.
Mike has lead an extroardinary life and I'm sure we'll hear a lot more as he is due to write a book and a film is to be made about his travels. Thanks Mike for dropping by.
For more info:
Cork Hosts Culture night on the 20th of September, and on that night between 7pm and 8.30pm, there is free access to the tower and a chance to ring the bells and view the city as the sun goes down.
Our very entertaining tour guide Cliff will give a talk during the night about the church and tower. We also have church organist Victor to play some familiar tunes while you wait to visit the tower.
Members of the congregation will be on hand, and are love to share the history of their church, so if you have any questions feel free to ask.
Also opened in the Area, is the Butter Museum, the Firkin Crane the Guesthouse (artist in residence), Cork Butter Exchange Brass and Reed Band, so make sure to check them out. For more info on Culture Night visit http://culturenightcork.ie/
Voices from Shandon is a city wide community arts project which involved up to 1,500 participants leading to a temporary public art installation of flags on St Anne’s Church. First installed on the 15th of June 2013, with an original choral composition performed by 200 local children, the installation will remain up for the summer. Congratulations to all who participated, it really looks fantastic. For further information see http://www.corkcommunityartlink.com/