Church Interchange

For many years, local church choirs have played an important part in the activities of the Cork International Choral Festival. The warm welcome which the Church Interchange affords to visiting choirs has long been an integral part of the Festival.

On the Saturday evening and Sunday morning prior to the festival, local church choirs are invited to interchange with other church choirs. They sing Mass at the usual time of the church they are visiting.

 

Schedule of church venues, mass times and their visiting choirs:

Saturday 23rd April

St. Joseph’s SMA Church, Wilton, 6.00pm – Choir of Church of the Incarnation, Frankfield

Sunday 24th April

Holy Cross Church, Mahon, 10.00am – Choir of Our Lady Crowned Church, Mayfield

St. Columba’s Church, Douglas, 11.00am – Choir of St. Francis Church, Liberty St.

St. Michael’s Church, Blackrock, 11.00am – Choir of Church of the Real Presence, Curraheen Rd.

St. Patrick’s Church, Rochestown, 11.00am – Choir of St.Michael’s Church, Blackrock

St. Vincent’s Church, Sunday’s Well, 11.00am – Choir of St. Patrick’s Church, Rochestown

Cathedral of St. Mary & St. Anne, 11.30am – Choir of Holy Cross Church, Mahon

Church of the Incarnation, Frankfield, 11.30am – Choir of Church of the Annunciation, Blackpool

Church of the Real Presence, Curraheen Rd., 11.30am – Choir of Christ the King Church, Turner’s Cross

Christ the King Church, Turner’s Cross, 12.00pm – Choir of St. Patrick’s Church, Lower Glanmire Rd.

Church of the Annunciation, Blackpool, 12.00pm – Choir of St. Vincent’s Church, Sunday’s Well

Our Lady Crowned Church, Mayfield, 12.00pm – Choir of Cathedral of St. Mary and St. Anne

St. Francis Church, Liberty St., 12.00pm – Choir of St. Columba’s Church, Douglas

St. Patrick’s Church, Lower Glanmire Rd., 12.00pm – Choir of St. Joseph’s SMA Church, Wilton

 

Sacred Trail

Appearances by visiting choirs (both foreign and Irish) in a wide range of churches on the Saturday evening and Sunday morning of the Festival are always enjoyed by both choirs and congregations.

 

Schedule of church venues, mass times and their visiting choirs:

Saturday 30th April

St. Joseph’s SMA Church, Wilton, 6.00pm – CasaSawt [Morocco]

Sunday 1st May

Holy Cross Church, Mahon, 10.00am – Marylhurst University Chamber Choir [USA]

Church of Christ Our Light, Ballincollig, 11.00am – Glaslinn Choir [Ireland]

St. Columba’s Church, Douglas, 11.00am – Rezonans [Turkey]

St. Michael’s Church, Blackrock, 11.00am – Helene Stureborg’s kammarkör [Sweden]

St. Patrick’s Church, Rochestown, 11.00am – Ahjo Ensemble [Finland]

St. Vincent’s Church, Sunday’s Well, 11.00am – Bærum Vokalensemble [Norway]

St. Fin Barre’s Cathedral, 11.15am – pourChoeur Vokalensemble [Switzerland]

Cathedral of St. Mary & St. Anne, 11.30am – Ancór [Ireland]

Church of the Incarnation, Frankfield, 11.30am – Tung-Hsin Choral Society [USA]

Church of the Real Presence, Curraheen Rd., 11.30am – DelicaTon Freigericht [Germany]

Trinity Presbyterian Church, Little William St., 11:45am – Portadown Ladies Choir [Ireland]

Christ the King Church, Turner’s Cross, 12.00pm – Tórshavnar Kamarkór [Faroe Islands]

Church of the Annunciation, Blackpool, 12.00pm – Mount Merrion Parish Children’s Choir [Ireland]

Our Lady Crowned Church, Mayfield, 12.00pm – Mixed Choir K.O.O.R. [Estonia]

St. Francis Church, Liberty St., 12.00pm – Sing for your Life! Choir [Australia]

St. Patrick’s Church, Lower Glanmire Rd., 12.00pm – The Millicent Singers [Ireland]