Saturday 29th April, 1.30pm
Ƒinʄonics Musical Director: Bernadette Kiely St. Finbarr’s Hospital Staff Choir began as an 8-week pilot scheme in Spring 2013 with Liz Powell of the Arts Council of Ireland. In September of that year it was decided to form a staff choir with director Bernadette Kiely. Rehearsals take place in the Hospital Chapel once a week on Wed. from 1-2. Pre Covid the choir had 22 members. Unfortunately, during Covid some members were transferred to other Hospitals, and some retired. We are hoping, now that choral singing is back, we will recruit new members. The choir perform at Masses, Anniversaries and Retirements in the Hospital. They sing at the Social Welfare Social evenings and fundraise for charities especially at Christmas time. The choir have competed in the Choir in the Workplace Competition both in Limerick and Dublin. As part of the Cork International Choral Festival, Finphonics performed at the ATRIUM SING in the Clayton Hotel. We have shared the stage with the Stroke Notes at this event. Both choirs perform together at Christmas time and again in May in the Hospital Chapel. Bernadette also conducts the Viva Voce mixed voice choir. She is the team leader of the Protocol Liaison Team with the Cork International Choral Festival.