Cathedral choir member sings a ‘Blessing For Cork’ dedicated to patients and staff in hospitals

Cork teacher and choir member Susan Ormond has adapted a national choirs’ initiative during Covid19 and given it a purely Cork theme.

She has recorded her own version of well known hymn “Be Thou my Vision” and made an accompanying video with footage of well-known Cork landmarks.

“I was moved to share some images of Cork (and one of Kerry) which are very close to my heart. With the help of Paul O’Flynn, we have created our version of the Irish blessing to remind us all of how blessed we are with the beauty around us, how our faith brings us comfort in times of need and how hope for a better tomorrow, will see us through this strange time.”

Susan is no stranger to singing as she has been a member of the North Cathedral Choir since she grew up in the shadow of the Cathedral. She lead the singing at the Easter ceremonies which were broadcast online fro the Cathedral during the Covid19 lockdown.

The video recording is free to view and share and people are invited to make a voluntary donation to the Mercy Hospital.

“I’ve chosen to fundraise for Mercy University Hospital Foundation as they continue to care for the sick and those dear to us,” Susan says.

View the video by clicking here