Sacred Music & Choirs during the Novena

Throughout the Novena, music plays a key role in enhancing the Novena Ceremonies. Music for the nine days is chosen carefully to compliment the overall theme of the Novena, and of the daily liturgies. Schola Cantorum Basilicae is the resident Choir for the duration of the Novena, joined for some ceremonies by Knock Parish Choir, Knock Youth Choir and by a number of invited choirs, soloists and musicians. All this combined, endeavours to raise our hearts and minds closer to God through the beauty of sacred music.


Monday 14th August

2:30pm Annette Griffin, with Schola Cantorum Basilicae, Organist Úna Nolan

8:00pm Schola Cantorum Basilicae


Tuesday 15th August

2:30pm Schola Cantorum Basilicae & Knock Youth Choir

8:00pm Schola Cantorum Basilicae


Wednesday 16th August

2:30pm Claire Lavin

8:00pm Tuam Cathedral Choir, Director & Organist Mark Keane


Thursday 17th August

2:30pm Knock Youth Choir, Director Úna Nolan, Organist Claire Lavin

8:00pm Brendan Mc Guinness, Colm Bohan, Kevin Holland (Men from Schola)


Friday 18th August

2:30pm Schola Cantorum Basilicae.

8:00pm Schola Cantorum Basilicae, with members of the Cantor Training Programme


Saturday 19th August

2:30pm Raphoe Pilgrimage

8:00pm Anne Marie Gibbons, Organist Úna Nolan


Sunday 20th August

2:30pm Elphin Pilgrimage

8:00pm Schola Cantorum Basilicae


Monday 21st August

2:30pm Schola Cantorum Basilicae

8:00pm Combined choirs of Knock Shrine, Con Tempo String Quartet, Niall O Sullivan – Trumpet


Tue 22nd August

2:30pm Úna Nolan

8:00pm Schola Cantorum Basilicae