Our summer sing

May 21st, 2019 Posted by News, Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “Our summer sing”

On Sunday the 26th May our choir will officially finish singing at the 10:30am Mass at the Church of the Holy Spirit, Dennehy’s Cross, but all is not lost as we’ll continue a tradition  we started some years ago whereby we go on singing “unofficially ( without our weekly Wednesday night practice) at the 10:30 am Mass. This year we also invite people who’d like to be part of a church choir (more…)

Musical Director

May 15th, 2019 Posted by Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “Musical Director”

Richard Rudkins is a composer, orchestrator and organist based in Cork. He graduated from the BMus degree course in the CIT Cork School of Music in 2013, and completed his MA studies in composition in 2016 under the guidance of C.S.L Parker. In 2012, his work in the field of composition earned him the Director’s Prize at the Cork School of Music. He also held the PM Group Fellowship in Composition at the Cork School of Music from 2014-2016. He has also received tuition in composition and orchestration from composers such as Seamus de Barra, Alan Cutts, Conrad Pope and Christopher Young, as well as attending workshops/lectures with composers Carl Davis and Howard Shore.

A busy organist, Richard has accompanied/directed many choirs around Cork including the Holy Cross Parish Church Choir Mahon, Blackrock Parish Choir and the Mayfield Gospel Choir.  In March and April 2017, he worked with the pFizerphonics in their concert in North Cathedral where they performed Fauré’sRequiem.  He studies under the guidance of James Taylor at the Cork School of Music, where he also works as a lecturer in orchestration.

Advent- Christmas 2018

January 1st, 2019 Posted by About Us, Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “Advent- Christmas 2018”

This was an extremely busy and demanding time for the choir.
It all began on Sunday 2nd of December when we sang as usual at the 10:30 Mass in the Holy Spirit Church, after which we proceeded to make our way to the Wilton Shopping Centre where for over an hour we entertained shoppers with an array of Christmas Carols.
The following Sunday we were again ‘double jobbing’ singing as usual at the 10:30 am Mass and later that evening at 5 pm we were back in the Holy Spirit Church to partake in the Parish advent Service ‘Waiting in Hope’ (more…)

Christmas Vigil Mass – Carol Service Programme

December 26th, 2018 Posted by About Us 0 thoughts on “Christmas Vigil Mass – Carol Service Programme”


Christmas Carols at 8:30pm

O Come All Ye Faithful
O Come Emmanuel
O Little Town of Bethlehem
Once in Royal David’s City
Ding Dong Merrily On High
The First Noel
Nativity Carol. (more…)

Remembering our deceased members

November 1st, 2018 Posted by News 0 thoughts on “Remembering our deceased members”

Dennehy’s Cross Choir is in existence for over forty years and during that period  many people have given their time and talent to make the choir the success that it is today; sadly some of these members are gone to their eternal reward, and in this month of the Holy Souls we gratefully remember the following:

Maureen Golden     Mrs Waldron        Belle O Neill             Mella Cunningham

Eithne Dwyer          Barbara Harris      Ray Dwyer               Jim Butler

George Healy         Jack Sheedy            Maura Canty            Edith Lyall

Sr. Helen Wynne    Phyllis Ryan           Brendan Linehan   Mary B O Shea

Eileen O Leary        John Noonan         Joe Nesdale             Helena O Mahoney

Louis O Halloran   Phil Madden          Frank Gilligan          Harry O Donovan