So the 2013 Festival brought us lots of song onto our streets, into our beautiful concert venues and around our city. A perennial favourite of the Festival has always been the Church Interchange where local parish choirs swap with other parishes throughout the city and county to offer up their choral offerings to new parishes on the Sunday prior to the Festival beginning. During the Festival, our international choirs get a chance to offer cultural and religious offerings as part of the Church Visits initiative.

If you’re interested in being a host choir or church, please download the form here or get in touch by emailing info@corkchoral.ie.

Check out where everyone went in the 59th Cork International Choral Festival below:

Church

Mass
Time

Visiting Choir

SATURDAY

CATHEDRAL OF ST. MARY & ST. ANNE 6pm St. Joseph’s SMA Church, Wilton
ST. JOSEPH’S SMA CHURCH, Wilton 6pm Church of the Holy Cross, Mahon

SUNDAY

CHRIST THE KING CHURCH, Turners Cross 10am St. James Church, Ballinora
CHURCH OF THE HOLY CROSS, Mahon 10am Cathedral of St. Mary & St. Anne
CHURCH OF THE INCARNATION, Frankfi eld/Grange 10am Church of the Resurrection, Farranree
CHURCH OF THE RESURRECTION, Farranree 10.30am St. Francis Church, Liberty Street
ST. OLIVER’S CHURCH, Ballyvolane 11am Church of the Incarnation, Frankfi eld/Grange
ST. COLUMBA’S CHURCH, Douglas 11am Church of the Real Presence, Curraheen Road
ST. MICHAEL’S CHURCH, Blackrock 11am St. Patrick’s Church Choir (Lower Road)
ST. PATRICK’S CHURCH, Rochestown 11am The Church of the Annunciation, Blackpool
ST. VINCENT’S CHURCH, Sundays Well 11am St. Columba’s Church, Douglas
CHURCH OF THE INCARNATION, Frankfi eld/Grange 11.30am St. Oliver’s Church, Ballyvolane
CHURCH OF THE REAL PRESENCE, Curraheen Road 11.30am Our Lady’s Crowned Church, Mayfi eld
ST. JAMES CHURCH, Ballinora 11.30am Christ The King Church, Turners Cross
OUR LADY’S CROWNED CHURCH, Mayfi eld 12pm St. Michael’s Church, Blackrock
ST. FRANCIS CHURCH, Liberty Street 12pm St. Patrick’s Church, Rochestown
ST. PATRICK’S CHURCH, Lower Road 12pm St. Vincent’s Church, Sunday’s Well
THE CHURCH OF THE ANNUNCIATION, Blackpool 12pm Church of the Incarnation, Frankfield/Grange

Church Visits

Church

Mass Time

Visiting Choir

THURSDAY 2 MAY

HONAN CHAPEL 1.05pm Amerlingchor AUSTRIA

SATURDAY 4 MAY

CATHEDRAL OF ST. MARY & ST. ANNE 6pm Katarina Kammarkör SWEDEN
ST. JOSEPH’S SMA CHURCH, Wilton 6pm Oslo Vocalensemble NORWAY

SUNDAY 5 MAY

CHRIST THE KING CHURCH, Turners Cross 10am Alter Echo FRANCE
CHURCH OF THE HOLY CROSS, Mahon 10am Polifonica BELARUS
CHURCH OF THE INCARNATION, Frankfi eld/Grange 10am Zhar-Sokol Khor RUSSIA
ST. BRENDAN’S CHURCH, The Glen 10am Cór le Chéile IRELAND
HOLY FAMILY CHURCH, Military Hill 10.30am André Sala Choir FRANCE
ST. COLUMBA’S CHURCH, Douglas 11am University of Oregon Chamber Choir USA
ST. MICHAEL’S CHURCH, Blackrock 11am Salutaris Chamber Choir BELARUS
ST. OLIVER’S CHURCH, Ballyvolane 11am Youth Cappella Harmony RUSSIA
ST. PATRICK’S CHURCH, Rochestown 11am Cantairí Avondale IRELAND
ST. VINCENT’S CHURCH, Sunday’s Well 11am Vokalconsort Osnabruck GERMANY
ST. FIN BARRE’S CATHEDRAL 11.15am Coro UK
CHURCH OF THE REAL PRESENCE, Curraheen Road 11.30am Ad Una Corda SLOVAKIA
CORK METHODIST CHURCH 11.30am The University of Lethbridge Singers CANADA
ST. JAMES CHURCH, Ballinora 11.30am Te Deum Adoramus Chamber Ensemble BULGARIA
OUR LADY’S CROWNED CHURCH, Mayfield 12pm Härlanda Kammarkör SWEDEN
ST. FRANCIS CHURCH, Liberty Street 12pm Montana A Cappella Society USA
THE CHURCH OF THE ANNUNCIATION, Blackpool 12pm Singtonia ITALY
DESCENT OF THE HOLY SPIRIT CHURCH, Dennehy’s Cross 12.15pm Academic Choir of Moscow State University RUSSIA