Directed by Dr. Eva McMullan-Glossop and accompanied by Dr. Rhoda Dullea, the UCC choir comprises of staff and students from across the UCC campus, as well as members from the wider Cork Community. Since Eva’s appointment as musical director, she has revitalised the ensemble: numbers have increased dramatically and the profile of the ensemble has been raised significantly through a programme of regular and successful public performances. Eva’s emphasis on the important role the Choir plays in community music making is mirrored in their continued participation in a number of charity-based performances throughout the City and County. Since 2009 the Choir has performed at the annual service for Féilecáin, the Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Association. UCC choir have continued to sing at this deeply moving and at what can be a very affecting ceremony each year. Marie Creegan, the training officer at Féilecáin has “felt that the choir’s presence each year has contributed greatly to the success of the service.” The choir also contributed to the Arts Council funded FUAIM: Lifesounds community project in 2011 and will continue to partake in such projects as they arise.
As recognised by the Internationally acclaimed Cork Soprano Cara O’Sullivan “the emphasis of this choir is inclusivity and it shows…..staff members and students give their time and energy to make beautiful music while raising much needed funds for charity. Eva McMullan their conductor has brought a sense of warmth and welcome to the choir. I look forward to the next adventure with the UCC choir!”