Harmony & Barbershop Groups in Ireland
Java Ladies Harmony Chorus has been in existence in Carrigaline since October 2005. We are a friendly, hard-working and vibrant group of women who enjoy singing and entertaining audiences.
Java has a wide and varied repertoire of musical material taking you on a sentimental journey from way down south in the USA right up to the present day. The chorus is known in the Cork region for its involvement at corporate events, wedding ceremonies, Christmas markets and numerous fundraising appeals.
On two occasions we had the honour of singing with one of Ireland’s leading Sopranos, Cara O'Sullivan, to support The Edith Wilkins Street Children Foundation of India. In July 2011, members of the chorus travelled to France to participate musically in the Silver Jubilee celebration of the twinning of Carrigaline, Co Cork with Guidel in Brittany.
Java has successfully competed in IABS competitions since 2007, securing 3 Gold and 2 Bronze titles, and achieved first place in consecutive years at the AIMS festival in New Ross.
Currently the chorus has a core group of 30 women who rehearse on Thursday nights in the Boys’ National School under the guidance of Musical Director Liz Quinlan.