Christ Church Events: 3 - 26 December 2005

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Sat Dec 3 14:20:00 GMT 2005

C H R I S T  C H U R C H  C A T H E D R A L  D U B L I N
S a t u r d a y  3  -  M o n d a y  2 6  D e c e m b e r  2 0 0 5

D i a r y  O v e r v i e w

Saturday 3 December - Francis Xavier, missionary to Asia, 1552
  13.15 - Concerts @ Christ Church V (Áine Mulvey & Tristan Russcher)
  17.00 - Choral Evensong (Cathedral Choir)
Sunday 4 December
  11.00 - Cathedral Eucharist (Preacher: Professor Nigel Biggar)
  15.30 - Evening Prayer (Cathedral Choir in Trim for Advent Carols)
Wednesday 7 December
  18.00 - Choral Evensong (Girls' Choirs of Christ Church & St Patrick's)
Friday 9 December
  20.00 - Christmas Concert: Messiah to Mistletoe (Cathedral Choir)
Saturday 10 December
  17.00 - Choral Evensong (Cathedral Consort)
  20.00 - Carols for Freedom (Amnesty International Carol Concert)
Tuesday 13 December
  13.15 - Charity Carol Service (Cathedral Girls’ Choir)
Wednesday 14 December
  18.00 - Choral Evensong (Tenor & Bass Lay Clerks)
Friday 16 December
  19.30 - Essential: Multimedia Christmas Carols (3Rock Youth)
Sunday 18 December
  11.00 - Cathedral Eucharist (Preacher: The Dean)
  15.30 - Service of Lessons and Carols (no tickets required)
Monday 19 December
  20.00 - Diocesan Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols
Thursday 22 December
  18.00 - Choral Evensong (Cathedral Choirs)
Saturday 24 December - Christmas Eve
  23.00 - First Eucharist of the Nativity
Sunday 25 December - Christmas Day
  11.00 - Festal Eucharist (Preacher: The Archbishop)
Monday 26 December - St Stephen
  Cathedral closed to visitors


Saturday 3 December 2005 - Lunchtime Recital (13.15)
In the final of a series of five Saturday lunchtime recitals,
entitled 'Concerts @ Christ Church', mezzo-soprano, Áine
Mulvey, a member of the cathedral choir, accompanied by
Tristan Russcher, the acting assistant organist at the
cathedral, will give a recital in the cathedral at at 1.15pm.

Saturday 3 December 2005 - Choral Evensong (17.00)
Sung by the cathedral choir. Sanders responses,
Howells 'Gloucester Service' and Byrd 'Laetentur caeli'.

Sunday 4 December 2005 - Cathedral Eucharist (11.00)
Preacher: Canon Professor Nigel Biggar.
Wenberg 'Kyrie', Victoria 'Missa Trahe me
post te' and Byrd 'Rorate coeli desuper'.

Sunday 4 December 2005 - Evening Prayer (15.30)
As the cathedral choir will be singing for an Advent
carol service at St Patrick's cathedral in Trim, Co. Meath
this evening at 18.00, evening prayer at 15.30 will be said.

Wednesday 7 December 2005 - Choral Evensong (18.00)
Sung by the Girls' Choirs of Christ Church & St Patrick's cathedrals
Ebdon responses, Jackson in G and Naylor 'Vox dicentis'.

Friday 9 December 2005 - Cathedral Choir Christmas Concert (20.00)
The Cathedral Choir present their annual Christmas concert entitled:
>From Messiah to Mistletoe: A concert of seasonal favourites old and
new'. "Christmas favourites old and new. Just the thing for getting
into the Christmas spirit!" The concert will begin at 8.00pm and
tickets are available on the door at €15 and €10 (concessions).

Saturday 10 December 2005 - Choral Evensong (17.00)
Sung by the cathedral consort
Ebdon responses, Weelkes 'The Short Service'
and Anonymous (Redford) 'Rejoice in the Lord always'.

Saturday 10 December 2005 - Amnesty Carol Service (20.00)
The annual carol concert of Amnesty International,
'Carols for Freedom' will take place on Saturday 10 December
2005 at 8pm in Christ Church cathedral. Tickets are € 25 and
€ 20 (concession) from the Freedom Café, 48 Fleet Street,
Temple Bar, or phone 01 677 6361 or web:
The MC will be Bethan Kilfoil and features artists include:
Hazel O'Connor and Ruairi de Barra, Áine Uí Ceallaigh (sean-nós),
Liam O'Flynn (uilleann pipes), The Guinness Choir, Bryan Hoey
(tenor), Orla Boylan (soprano) and Ciaran Coll (organist).

Tuesday 13 December 2005 - Charity Carol Service (13.15)
Sung by the cathedral girls’ choir, the annual lunchtime
charity carol service will be held in aid of Peata Therapy Dogs.

Wednesday 14 December 2005 - Choral Evensong (18.00)
Sung by the tenor and bass lay clerks
Ebdon responses, Sumsion in G
and Palestrina 'Matins responsory'.

Friday 16 December 2005 - 3Rock Carol Service (19.30)
3Rock Youth presents: 'Essential at Christ Church: A
multimedia Christmas carol experience'. Admission free.
Prebooking advised @ Featuring the
Discovery Gospel Choir. Complimentary afters in the crypt.

Sunday 18 December 2005 - Cathedral Eucharist (11.00)
Sung by the cathedral choir. Preacher: The Dean
Victoria 'Missa Ave regina coelorum', Magnificat,
and Britten 'A Hymn to the Virgin	'.

Sunday 18 December 2005 - Service of Lessons & Carols (15.30)
Sung by the combined cathedral choirs, a service of nine lessons
and carols will take place at the cathedral in place of choral
evensong on Sunday 18 December. No tickets are required.

Monday 19 December 2005 - Diocesan Festival of Lessons & Carols (20.00)
Sung by the combined cathedral choirs, the diocesan festival of nine
lessons and carols will take place at the cathedral at 8.00pm.
Tickets are required for this service. Phone the cathedral office
at 00 353 (0)1 677 8099, or email office at

Thursday 22 December 2005 - Choral Evensong (18.00)
Sung by the combined cathedral choirs
Walsh responses, Ireland in F
and Palestrina 'Fuit homo missus a Deo'.

Saturday 24 December 2005 - Christmas Eve Eucharist (23.00)
The First Eucharist of the Nativity will take place at 11.00pm.
Vierne 'Messe Solennelle' and Tavener 'The Lamb'.

Sunday 25 December 2005 - Christmas Day Festal Eucharist (11.00)
Sung by the cathedral choir. Preacher: The Archbishop
Briggs 'Truro Eucharist' and Lauridsen 'O magnum mysterium'.

Monday 26 December 2005 - St Stephen
The cathedral is closed to visitors on St Stephen's day.

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