From Florence the choir travelled in giro around this most beautiful part of the world – to Lucca, Vince, Pisa… Once again it was intense – 31 concerts in 10 days, in tiny family chapels and huge ornate cathedrals, singing, singing, singing.
Sunday 30 April 1) Sunday morning found us driving north. Oneness-Dream was invited to perform immediately following the main Sunday Mass in the magnificent Cattedrale di San Martino in Lucca, at 11.30am. Arriving early, the choir was ushered into an ante room to wait under immense frescoes, in awe of the history and tradition of […]
Saturday 29 April 1) A street parade was already forming with much striking of drums and general excitement, as the choir made our way at 9am into the Church of Santa Maria dei Servi in Siena, on a square boasting a panoramic aspect of the Siena skyline. This old church is unremarkable from the outside, […]
Friday 28 April 1) The first engagement for Oneness-Dream on Friday the 28th was at 10 am at the beautiful Temple of San Biagio near Montepulciano, now open as a museum and place of worship. The spacious church is shaped in a Greek cross plan with a high central dome. Here the choir was met […]
Thursday 27 April 1) A leisurely morning drive brought us at 10.30pm to a picturesque town and to the Church of Santa Croce in Vinci, where on 16 April 1452, the town’s most famous son was baptised. Originally from the 13th century, the church has since been rebuilt several times though the stone font in […]
Wednesday 26 April 1) Oneness-Dream began our next morning with a performance at 9.30am at the picturesque Church of San Tommaso in Baroncelli, atop a hill in Bagno a Ripoli commanding a panoramic view across the valley and the whole city of Florence. The visit proved a photogenic highlight of the entire tour. The quaint […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
PERFORMANCE 1 Sunday 24th April 10.00am Dublin Sri Chinmoy Centre Located in central Dublin for almost 20 years, the Dublin Sri Chinmoy Centre offers free, community-based events such as public concerts, sporting fixtures, meditation and self-awareness classes to thousands of people and organises several unique grassroots initiatives to promote a more peaceful world. Appropriately, our […]
PERFORMANCES 4&5 Monday 25th April 10.30am & 11.30am Reefert Church and The Cathedral, Glendalough, Co Wicklow, 10th Century The monastery located in Glendalough (valley of the two lakes) is situated in the mountains of County Wicklow and was established in the 6th century by St Kevin. After St Kevin’s death around 618, the monastery in […]
PERFORMANCE 6 Monday 25th April 3.30pm Jerpoint Abbey, Thomastown, Co Kilkenny, 12th Century Jerpoint Abbey has been a national monument since 1880. It is located just outside the beautiful village of Thomastown in Co. Kilkenny and was built in 1180 as a Cistercian Abbey by the King of Osraige on the site of an even […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]