Java Ladies Harmony Chorus
About Us
Welcome to Java Ladies Harmony Chorus. We are a dynamic, award winning, ladies harmony/barbershop chorus based in Carrigaline, Co. Cork.

The chorus is known in the Cork region for it's perfomances at corporate events, wedding ceremonies, Christmas concerts and numerous fund-raising events for community and charity appeals. We also perform at a competitive level e.g. Cork Choral Festival and IABS annual convention which is held in October each year.

Java was founded in 2005 by Liz Quinlan and Carolyn Corbett and currently has 30 members. Our musical director Serena Standley keeps us on our toes extending and refreshing our repertoire.
Java has successfully competed in the IABS Female National Chorus since 2007 securing 3 gold and 3 bronze titles and achieved first place in consecutive years at the AIMS Festival in New Ross.
Cork Choral Festival 2018
We performed "Sister" at the Cork Choral Festival 2018 in the City Hall.
IABS Convention October 2017
We performed "Give my regards to Broadway"  and "At Last" in the National Female Chorus Competition.
Cork Choral Festival May 2016
We performed an Adele Medley of "Rumour has it/Someone like you" in the Light Entertainment Competition.


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We rehearse every Thursday evening in Scoil Mhuire Lourdes, Carrigaline. We meet for warm-up at 7:30 and rehearse till 9:30. If there is any business to be completed we do this between 9:30 and 10:00.

Our year runs from after Convention in October to June and from August to the next Convention in October. We have a 2 week break at Christmas and a 6 week break in the summer. We collect a monthly fee of €25 at the first rehearsal of the month.

If you are interested in joining Java, we would love to hear from you. Please contact our musical director Serena Standley via email: [email protected] or phone: 085 781 9071.

Musical Director

Serena Standley, Soprano (MMus & BMus Vocal Performance) is a professional singer, singing & piano instructor, and choir director based in Cork, Ireland. She graduated from the C.I.T. Cork School of Music in Ireland with her MMus in Vocal Performance in 2012. She attended the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Redlands in Southern California in 2007.

Serena is the Music Teacher and Drama Teacher at Rockboro Primary School, where she teaches general music education, piano and voice.

Contact Us

General Information
Email: [email protected]
Location: Scoil Mhuire Lourdes, Ballea Road, Carrigaline, Co. Cork.
Serena Standley
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 085 781 9071