“No prior musical education or training is necessary. However, we are ideally looking for boys and girls who love to sing and enjoy music," says musical director Blánaid Murphy.
Spiritual Batteries is designed to be welcoming. There's no pressure, no follow ups, it's easy to invite your friends too, whether they have some faith or none - Edward Barrett-Shortt.
Talented young singer will miss performing in the Emmanuel Concerts because she has made it through to the next round of “The Voice UK”.
“You are the musical animators of the whole congregation. Don’t take its place, depriving the people of God of the chance to sing with you.”
Archbishop Martin pays tribute to Maynooth professor’s life of dedicated “service to the Church and to the beauty and dignity of music in the liturgy”.
“Music develops the whole brain, fosters a child's creativity and brings joy and enrichment to a person’s life.” - Joe Sweeney, Society of St Vincent de Paul
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More than 100 singers and musicians from around the country are attending the summer school, which runs from Wednesday 27th June to Saturday 30th June.
“That artists of our time, through their creativity, may help us discover the beauty of creation.”
A significant moment for Factor One as a young band was representing Ireland at the Genfest youth rally in front of an audience of 20,000 at the Palaeur football stadium in Rome.
"Today’s world is topsy turvy and there are still serious threats on the world stage. It’s a bewildering place for people. Music gives people a sense of calm, serenity and hope," says Fr Eugene O'Hagan.
‘St Michael's Celebration’, penned by composer and musician Tom Conroy, scheduled for live broadcast on RTE One TV and RTE Radio 1 Extra on 30 October.
Composed by Dubliner Willie Hughes, 'The Story of Love' will be watched by a global audience over the weekend of 15-16 October.
Up to 200 choristers and musicians attend summer school in Maynooth to hone their musical skills and realise they are 'not alone'.
Young singers travel to Rome today to participate in the 40th International Congress of Pueri Cantores.
“Personally I’ve enjoyed my priesthood. It’s a privileged position because as a priest we are thrown into the deep end of life with people, their joys and their sorrows.”
Festival provides an opportunity for the public and musicians to share how meditation can enhance their creative lives.
Bro Michael McKeown’s music performed by over 1,000 children of the National Children’s Choir and Orchestra at packed National Concert Hall performances.
"Many reflective Catholics are taking up the scriptures because there they find that nourishment that keeps them in a faithful relationship with Jesus and the Holy Spirit."
Emmanuel and Seinn concerts draw over 3,000 secondary school students together for Church music performances.
Sacred music composer and singer calls for resources to be put into contemporary Christian music.
The competition will use the 2013 Ruffati organ in the chapel of St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth for the quarter-final round, with over 2,500 pipes, fifty stops and a set of twelve bells.
Renowned Irish singer and song writer releases new album called Lumina.
Feast of music to be presented in St Patrick’s Cathedral by singers drawn from city's two communities.
Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy one of the first issues considered by Vatican II.
Ireland’s Palestrina Choir sings at a mass for the Epiphany in Rome today celebrated by Pope Benedict XVI.
Monica Brown, from Sydney, Australia, is director of Emmaus Productions International and is acclaimed Christian composer and workshop/retreat facilitator.
Fr Liam Lawton has been composing, recording and peforming sacred music for twenty years. He was busy at IEC 2012 and shares his reflection on the Congress.
Fr Liam Lawton discusses his new Irish Mass setting for the revised missal called Aifreann Muire na nGael which will be published by Veritas in November 2012.
A new edition of the Roman Missal with a new translation is being prepared at present. It is expected thaqt the work will be completed towards the end of next year. A new translation means that many of the current texts are changed and therefore new music settings are required.