Sir John Stainer’s “The Crucifixion” Event

Many thanks to everyone who participated in the performance of Sir John Stainer’s The Crucifixion at Saint Bartholomew’s on Saturday, 23 March.

Over 70 singers from far and wide took part in the event, from Lisburn to Westmeath; from Carlow to Cork, as well as many from Dublin, with a total of 27 choirs represented.

Musical direction was ably provided by Ben Barnes and supported by David O’Shea on the organ.



Our soloists were Robin Heather and Max O’Neill with three singers from Bart’s: Tim Pearson, Andrew Forrest, and Niamh Goucher.

We performed to a large and appreciative audience at 5.00pm.  We were well looked after by Julie Heather, Iris Scott, and Simone Orr in the interval with tea/coffee and hot cross buns. The day was a great success with many positive comments from the singers, and many wanting to do another event soon. Donations toward the much-needed organ restoration in Saint Bartholomew’s were gratefully received, totalling over €1300.