Following tours in recent years to the Churches of Iceland, the Temples of Myanmar, a choir festival in Vaasa and the sacred places of Scotland, the purpose of this April 2015 tour was to sing in The Spanish Missions of California. The Spanish colonised California in the 18th century by establishing a series of 21 […]
PERFORMANCE 8 Tuesday 26th April 9.00am Holy Cross Abbey, Holycross, Co Tipperary, 13th Century Set in a small village in the beautiful South Tipperary’s Golden Vale, The Holy Cross Abbey is a restored Cistercian monastery near Thurles, situated on the River Suir. It takes its name from a relic of the True Cross or Holy […]
Founded in 1967, the centre is situated in a peaceful valley on the banks of the river Esk. Kagyu Samye Ling is the first Tibetan Buddhist Centre to be established in the west. After the concert the singers were shown round the temple by one of the monks.
Oneness-Dream was invited to sing in the historic Jesuit church of St Ignatius in the old city of Dubrovnik, Croatia on Thursday the 15th of January, 2015. The afternoon concert was attended by an appreciative audience of 160. The tracks here are a sample of the songs performed, recorded from the audience. Photos by Adarini […]
PERFORMANCE 13 Thursday 28th April 8.45am St Mary’s Cathedral, Killarney, Co Kerry, 19th Century St. Mary’s Cathedral (1842-1855) is considered to be one of the most important and best Gothic Revival churches of the nineteenth century in Ireland. The spire and nave were completed by the Irish Architects Ashlin and Coleman of Dublin. Masses are […]
Rosslyn Chapel was founded in 1446 by William Saint Clair as a place of worship and services continue to be held there weekly. By the late 18th century its fame had spread and visitors came from far and wide. Its profile greatly increased after the publication of Dan Brown’s novel, The Da Vinci Code and […]
The choir sang in this modern Church of Scotland church on the south side of Glasgow. The minister, Iain Galloway, was Moderator of the Church of Scotland in 2003 and spoke out against the Iraq war.
PERFORMANCE 16 Friday 29th April 11.30am Glenstal Abbey, Murroe, Co Limerick, 20th Century Glenstal Abbey is a Benedictine monastery of the Congregation of the Annunciation located in Murroe, County Limerick. It is dedicated to Saint Joseph and Saint Columba. The abbey is located in and beside Glenstal Castle, a Normanesque castle built by the Barrington […]
In contrast, this light and airy building had only recently been refurbished and the singers enjoyed singing in these beautiful surroundings on the banks of the River Clyde. The priest gave an inspiring welcome to the choir and confessed to being moved by the singing.
Oneness-Dream enjoyed this concert as it marked the point where – after taking Guru’s music to multi-cultural Scotland, to diverse and appreciative audiences the length and breadth of the country – we could sing to our own folk and celebrate a wonderful experience.
PERFORMANCE 17 Friday 29th April 4.30pm Clonmacnoise Monastery, Co Offaly, 6th Century Like Glendalough, the monastery of Clonmacnoise was one of the most significant spiritual centres in Europe for hundreds of years. Founded by St Ciarán in 546 a.d. it is one of Ireland’s most important ecclesiastical centres. This strategic location on the Shannon was […]
This 19th century church on the south side of the city is beautifully appointed and was an inspiration to sing in.
St. Mungo, the patron saint of the City is said to have founded a church on the site of the present day cathedral in the 6th century. The first stone-built cathedral on the site was dedicated in 1136 in the presence of David 1st of Scotland. The choir were welcomed by the minister and sang […]
Monday 24 April After 2 days of practising at the spacious and elegant villa belonging to the family of choir member Nivedak Corrodini overlooking Florence, the first day of public performances was in churches in Florence. 1) The first performance, at 9am was in San Remigio, an historical church founded around the year 1000 and […]
When these spiritual gardens were first opened in 2003, the British Sri Chinmoy disciples provided the entertainment through music and song. The first ever Sri Chinmoy Rose is planted here and the Hidden Gardens have remained a place of quiet and contemplation ever since.
Inspired by earlier pilgrimages to Iceland, Scotland, Myanmar and other world locations steeped in spiritual history, Oneness-Dream – our a cappella troupe of singers – recently toured and performed in the southern counties of Ireland.
In July 2011, 12 members of Oneness-Dream, from 10 different countries, embarked on a musical journey, performing Sri Chinmoy’s songs throughout Iceland.
Tuesday 25 April 1) The second day of pilgrimage headed into into the hills surrounding Florence. Under grey skies full of mystery and hidden depths, we travelled first to the Santuario di Monte Senario, the first monastery of the Serviette tradition founded in 1245 and still active as a place of spiritual retreat and renewal […]
Set on a hill in Argyll and Bute, the church dates to 1835 and is surrounded by over 350 neolithic standing stones and hedges, showing that worship in the glen goes back some 5000 years. The church is plain and austere but wonderful to sing in. In the churchyard the choir also sang in the […]
Members of Oneness-Dream visited Sicily and Malta during the Christmas/New Year period of December 2015 and January 2016. During this time the group offered 3 performances, presenting a selection of Sri Chinmoy’s English songs.