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Christmas Greetings

December 20th, 2019 Posted by Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “Christmas Greetings”



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…)

🎶 What’s another year 🎶

June 2nd, 2018 Posted by Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “🎶 What’s another year 🎶”


On Wednesday the 30th May the choir held its AGM in the CP Centre – and even though the choir will continue to sing ‘unofficially ‘  at the Sunday 10.30am  Mass for the summer months – our year has formally drawn to a close. Looking back over the year it’s safe to say it’s been a very satisfying and rewarding one.

For over forty years Dennehy’s Cross Church Choir has been singing the praises of the Lord at the Church of the Holy Spirit. During that time the choir has endeavored to enrich the celebration of the Mass  with hymns and responses that connect with the Liturgical theme of the day, while also inviting the congregation, with the use of the above Laudate Hymnal, to join in the singing of the hymns and responses throughout the Mass.

Over the years the choir has amassed a vast repertoire of 4 part hymns that have proved invaluable in implementing it’s Liturgical ideals. However, new material is always required to keep a Choir challenged and motivated, and the past year has seen the following engaging and inspiring pieces introduced to the choir by Richard Rudkins our Musical Director:

The Lord Bless you and keep You..Rutter

God Be in my head…Rutter

All Bells in Paradise..Rutter ( Christmas Carol)

How deep the silence..Tallis

O Salutaris Hostia.. Juan Cristomo de Arriga.. arrangement…R.Rudkins

Steal Away..arrangement..Rudkins

Come down O Love Divine..Bianca da Siena..adaption..Rudkins

The Crown of Roses..P.I. Tchaikovsky

Shine Jesus shine…G. Kendrick..arrangement..Rudkins

The Call..Ralf Vaughan Williams… arrangement..Rudkins

I heard the Voice of Jesus say…R.V. Williams…adaption..Rudkins.

Certainly it was music to keep the members engaged and enthused throughout the year but it has to be tempered with a social dimension as well..” all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy”.. thus we had a number of coffee mornings and a planned trip to Malaga in September to balance out all the crotchets and quavers floating around our heads.





Next year will bring  new challenges: more exciting music to add to our very full library,  continued participation in the Cork Choral Festival Exchange Programme, entertaining shoppers with  Christmas Carols at the Wilton Shopping Centre, and all the time maintaining  a social element  to all of this activity.

Our recent AGM has entrusted the following Management Committee to oversee the smooth running of our choir:

Musical Director…Richard Rudkins

Chairperson.…Michael O’Sullivan

Vice Chairperson…Peter Ryan

Secretary…Mary C O’ Keeffe

Treasurer…Eileen Twohig

Librarian…Margaret Maher

Committee Members…Denis O Mullane,.. Ruth McDonald.