We are blessed here in the Parish of Sandyford, Kilternan and Glencullen to have such a varied and vibrant music ministry. The music ministry consists of Choirs, folk group, cantors, organists and instrumentalists.
Our Principal two choirs are the “Glencullen Choir” and the “Sandyford 11am Choir” led respectively by Renee Roe and Sr Finbarr Muckley OSU. These choirs are always open to new members and keep their repertoire fresh and varied, always thematic and appropriate.
Both of these choirs sing every week of the academic year and work hard rehearsing on a weekly basis. On big occasions in the life of the Parish we have seen the choirs merge to form a mega choir.
Our Folk Group is a trio of professional singers and musicians whose contemporary, lively and varied songs and hymns greatly enhance our liturgies and draw many mass goers into deep appreciation for the place of music at mass. The group is hugely popular for its beautiful harmonies and modern sound. The Folk Group provide music at the Sunday 6pm Mass in St Mary’s, and monthly in Our Lady of the Wayside Church, Kilternan.
Music Ministry is all about leading the people to praise God in song and for that our team of Cantors are an invaluable gift to our parish. St Mary’s have at present six cantors. These cantors take turns, according to a rota, to lead the congregation in song at the Sandyford Vigil Mass and work closely in alignment with the liturgy of the day. Our Lady of the Wayside Church gratefully retains some of its long standing cantors and is seeking some new recruits, especially musicians.
Music Ministry is about more than fostering congregational participation; it is also about providing a space where people can be drawn closer to God through music. Where language fails, music may still have the power to reach. All of our choir leaders have introduced new material with this in mind and make great efforts to enhance and highlight the beauty of God’s Word through song.
Visiting musicians, choirs and groups are always welcomed here in the parish and they include the Rosemont Secondary School Choir, the Creidim Young People’s Band and of course our Primary School Choirs.
The music ministry is valued greatly here in the Parish as the pulse of liturgy and warmly welcomes anyone who would like to make a contribution.
Contact the Parish Office to express your interest 2956 414