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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
In July 2011, 12 members of Oneness-Dream, from 10 different countries, embarked on a musical journey, performing Sri Chinmoy’s songs throughout Iceland.
This 19th century church on the south side of the city is beautifully appointed and was an inspiration to sing in.
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 […]
In January 2012, nine members of Oneness-Dream from around the world, performed songs of Sri Chinmoy in the pagodas and temples of Myanmar.
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.
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 May 2012, the Vaasa International Choir Festival brought together 53 choirs from around the world in 66 concerts around the city. For its part, Oneness-Dream performed songs of Sri Chinmoy in 6 concerts in churches of Vaasa.
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 […]
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 […]
Oneness-Dream: International Goodwill Initiative Scotland Pilgrimage (6-14 September 2014) The inspiration for the Oneness-Dream tour came, naturally enough, from Sri Chinmoy. When I took on the challenge of organising it, my first thought was to follow the same path as the Iceland – most of the spiritually significant spiritual sites in Scotland are quite difficult […]
Founded almost 1500 years ago, Iona is one of the oldest and most important religious centres in Western Europe. The abbey was the focal point for the spread of Christianity throughout Scotland (and through England to mainlined Europe). It was founded by the Irish monk St. Columba in 563 AD. Many of the best recordings […]
PERFORMANCE 10 Tuesday 26th April 2.00pm St Anne’s Church (Shandon Bells), Cork, Co Cork, 18th Century Located in Cork city, St Anne’s Church, Shandon is a known landmark and is best known as Shandon Bells because of the ringing of its famous church bells. Visitors are invited to play these and we dutifully did, pulling […]
Oneness-Dream was fortunate enough to celebrate Ganesh Puja with the Hindu community in Glasgow. The temple used to be the recording venue for the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and is situated in the west end of the city.
Also on the Island of Iona, the little chapel of St. Oran proved to have a marvellous acoustic. In the graveyard around it are the mortal remains of 48 kings of Scotland, 8 kings of Norway and 4 kings of Ireland.
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 […]