Christ Church Events: 10 - 31 December 2004

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Friday 10 December
  19.30 - Sankta Lucia Concert (Helsingborg Schools, Sweden)
Saturday 11 December
  20.00 - Amnesty International: Carols for Freedom
Sunday 12 December
  11.00 - The Cathedral Eucharist (Cathedral Girls’ Choir)
  15.30 - Ecumenical Service (Irish Cancer Society)
Thursday 16 December
  13.15 - Lunchtime Charity Carol Service (Cathedral Girls’ Choir)
  18.00 - Choral Evensong (Cathedral Choir)
Friday 17 December
  19.30 - 3Rock Youth Carol Service
Monday 20 December
  20.00 - Diocesan Service of Nine Lessons and Carols
Wednesday 22 December
  17.45 - St Patrick's Evensong (Christ Church & St Patrick's Choirs)
Friday 24 December (Christmas Eve)
  23.00 - First Eucharist of Christmas
Saturday 25 December (Christmas Day)
  11.00 - Festal Eucharist
Sunday 26 December (St Stephen, Deacon, First Martyr)
  11.00 - Cathedral Eucharist (said with hymns)
  15.30 - Evening Prayer (said)
Monday 27 December (St John the Evangelist)
  10.00 - Cathedral closed (-17.00)
Tuesday 28 December (Holy Innocents)
  10.00 - Cathedral closed (-17.00)
Thursday 30 December
  18.00 - Choral Evensong sung by the Keble Choir
Friday 31 December (John Wyclif, reformer, 1384)
  18.00 - Choral Evensong sung by the Keble Choir


Friday 10 December 2004 - Sankta Lucia Concert (19.30)
The Swedish festival of Sankta Lucia will be celebrated at
the cathedral on Friday 10 December (Nobel day) at 7.30pm.
The Embassy of Sweden is happy to announce that the
City of Helsingborg Music School Youth Choirs will this
year travel from Sweden give a concert in the cathedral.
The concert will be followed by the traditional Swedish
Lucia Celebration, including a reading by Irish Nobel
Laureate, Mr. Seamus Heaney. Tickets at 10 and 7.50 euro
are available from the cathedral and the Embassy of Sweden
13-17 Dawson Street, Dublin 2. Tel: + 353 1 474 4400.
For further details see the cathedral website at:

Saturday 11 December 2004 - Amnesty Concert (20.00)
Amnesty International will hold their annual Carols for Freedom
concert at the cathedral on Carols for Freedom this Saturday
11 December at 8.00pm. The concert will feature the
Dublin Welsh Male Voice Choir, Elaine Gallagher (soprano),
Ciaran Coll (organist) and a surprise musical guest.
Tickets: 20 and 15 euro (concession) and can be
purchased at Amnesty Freedom Café, 48 Fleet St,
Dublin 2, by phone 01 6776361 or online at:
Further details of the Amnesty concert available online at:

Sunday 12 December 2004 - Cathedral Eucharist (11.00)
Sung by the Cathedral Girls’ Choir. The preacher will be
Canon Kenneth Kearon, secretary general designate
of the Anglican Communion. Music includes Rheinberger
'Missa Puerorum' and Head 'The little road'.

Sunday 12 December 2004 - Ecumenical Service (15.30)
The Irish Cancer Society, 1963- 2004, will hold an ecumenical service
with the theme ‘Celebration of Life’ at 15.30 in the cathedral on Sunday
18 December at which the dean will preach. Music will include Peter
Parshall, ‘I heard the voice of Jesus say’, Psalm 23 to Brother James’
Air, and Brahms ‘How lovely is thy dwelling place’. Candles of hope
as well as symbols of the work of the society and of the contribution
of its many volunteers will be carried in procession. The service will be
followed by a reception in the atrium of the Civic Offices.
For further details online see the cathedral and diocesan websites:

Thursday 16 December 2004 - Lunchtime Carol Service (13.15)
Sung by the Cathedral Girls' Choir in aid of the Guide Dogs for the Blind
Music to include Head 'The little road to Bethlehem'. The service, which
will last about forty minutes will be followed by mulled wine and mince
pies, courtesy of the Friends of Christ Church Cathedral.
For details online see the cathedral and Irish Guide Dogs websites:

Thursday 16 December 2004 - Choral Evensong (18.00)
Sung by the Cathedral Choir. Leighton responses,
Lloyd 'Salisbury service' and Carter 'I wonder as I wander'.

Friday 17 December 2004 - 3Rock Youth Carol Service (19.30)
Greg Fromholz, director of 3Rock youth and diocesan youth
officer, presents 'Essential at Christchurch: where nostalgia
becomes reality - a multimedia Christmas carol experience'.
on Friday 17 December 2004 @ 19.30. Admission free,
prebooking advised. Complimentary afters in crypt by xposure.
For more info: info at – 087 821 4140 or online at:

Monday 20 December 2004 - Service of Nine Lessons and Carols (20.00)
The cathedral will hold its annual diocesan service of nine lessons
and carols on Monday 20 December at 20.00. There are no tickets
left for the cathedral nave, but about 200 unreserved seats will be
available in the north and south aisles unreserved on a first come,
first served basis. The car park of the Civic Offices (access from
Winetavern Street), will be open from 18.30 to 22.30. The cathedral
will open at 19.15. Enquries to office at or tel: +353 1 6778099.

Wednesday 22 December 2004 - Choral Evensong (17.45)
Sung at St Patrick's cathedral, Dublin by the Girls' Choirs of
Christ Church and St Patrick's cathedrals	.
Leighton responses, Mathias 'The Jesus College Service'
and Rutter 'What sweeter music'.
For details of music at St Patrick's cathedral see online at: 22
For details of the Girls' Choir at Christ Church see:

Friday 24 December 2004 - First Eucharist of Christmas (23.00)
Preacher: The Dean, Music: Haydn, 'Missa Sancti Nicolai',
arr. Simon Whalley 'Silent night'.

Saturday 25 December 2004 - Christmas Festal Eucharist (11.00)
Preacher: The Archbishop. Music: Widor 'Messe pour deux orgues
et deux choeurs', Tavener 'The Lamb' and Sweelinck
'Hodie Christus natus es'.

Sunday 26 December 2004 - Cathedral Eucharist (11.00)
The cathedral eucharist on the day of St Stephen, Deacon,
First Martyr will be said with hymns. Preacher: the dean's vicar

Sunday 26 December 2004 - Evening Prayer (15.30)
Evening prayer will be said.

Monday 27 December 2004 - Cathedral closed

Tuesday 28 December 2004 - Cathedral closed

Thursday 30 December 2004 - Choral Evensong
Sung by the Keble Choir
Heathcote Statham responses, Noble in B minor and
Rachmaninov 'Bogoroditse Dyevo'.

Friday 31 December 2004 - Choral Evensong
Sung by the Keble Choir
Heathcote Statham responses, Bevan Octavi Toni;
Holst in A, Rachmaninov 'Bogoroditse Dyevo'.

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