Christ Church Events: 25 August - 30 September 2007

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

Saturday 25 August - Michan, monk of Dublin, 12th century
  17.00 - Choral Evensong (Lydian Singers, Knutsford, Cheshire)
Sunday 26 August
  11.00 - Cathedral Eucharist (Lydian Singers, Knutsford, Cheshire)
  15.30 - Choral Evensong (Lydian Singers, Knutsford, Cheshire)
Sunday 2 September
  08.10 - Morning Service (Broadcast live on BBC Radio 4)
Saturday 8 September - Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary
  12.45 - Eucharist (Lady chapel)
Sunday 9 September
  11.00 - Cathedral Eucharist (Preacher: Bishop Jurgen Johannesdotter)
  15.30 - Choral Evensong (Bicentenary of the birth of Archbishop Trench)
  16.30 - Lecture: 'His Grace, the Dean': Archbishop Trench
Friday 14 September
  18.00 - Culture Night: Cathedral open until 22.00
Sunday 23 September
  17.00 - An Eocarist (Lady chapel)
Monday 24 September
  Cathedral closed for filming of 'The Tudors'
Saturday 29 September - Michaelmas
  10.00 - Colmcille: Clárúcháin / Registration
  12.45 - Eucharist (Lady chapel)
  17.00 - Colmcille: Urnaí na Nóna (Irish and Scottish Gaelic)
  18.00 - Colmcille: Launch of Art Exhibition (Cathedral crypt)
  20.00 - Colmcille: Oíche Éireannach-Albanach-Concert
Sunday 30 September
  15.30 - Choral Evensong & installation of Canons Poulton & Comerford


Saturday 25 August - Choral Evensong (17.00)
Michan, a 12th century monk of Dublin, remembered today,
gave his name to the prebendal church of the cathedral
on Church Street behind the present Four Courts.
Sung by the Lydian Singers, Knutsford, Cheshire
Benson responses, Noble in B minor and
Mendelssohn-Bartholdy 'Verleih’ uns Frieden'.

Sunday 26 August - Cathedral Eucharist (11.00)
Sung by the Lydian Singers, Knutsford, Cheshire
Preacher: Canon Roland Heaney. Music: Benson 'O send
out thy light and thy truth', Darke in E (Collegium Regale)
and Archer 'O sacrum convivium'.

Sunday 26 August - Choral Evensong (15.30)
Sung by the Lydian Singers, Knutsford, Cheshire
Benson responses, Sumsion in G and Blow 'Salvator mundi'.

For the Lydian Singers, see their website online at:

Sunday 2 September - Morning Service (08.10)
Broadcast live on BBC Radio 4. Sung by the cathedral choir.
Parshall 'The Lord is my light', Briggs, Kyrie from 'Truro
Eucharist' and Elgar 'Light out of darkness'.
Those wishing to attend, please note that due to the
service being broadcast live, the congregation are asked
to be seated in plenty of time before the service.

For details of Sunday Worship on BBC Radio 4, see:

Saturday 8 September - Eucharist (12.45)
For the birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary, a Eucharist
will be celebrated at 12.45 in the Lady chapel.

Sunday 9 September - Cathedral Eucharist (11.00)
Preacher: Bishop Jurgen Johannesdotter. The Eucharist
will also be attended by Anglican-Lutheran representatives.
The setting is Leighton 'Sarum Mass' and communion
motet, L'Héritier 'Ave verum corpus'.

For the relationship between Anglicans and Lutherans, see:

Sunday 9 September - Choral Evensong (15.30)
Evensong will celebrate the bicentenary of the birth
of Richard Chenevix Trench, archbishop of Dublin
1864-84, and dean from 1871.
Holmes 'Preces and responses', Leighton 'Collegium
Magdalenae Oxoniense' and White 'Ad te levavi oculos'.

Sunday 9 September - Lecture (16.30)
A commemorative lecture celebrating the birth of
Archbishop Richard Chenevix Trench entitled
'His Grace, the Dean' will be given by Dr Kenneth Milne,
the Church of Ireland Historiographer and honorary keeper
of the archives at the cathedral. Trench, who was born
on 9 September 1807 was born in Dublin, but educated
in England. He was a co-founder of the Oxford English
Dictionary, dean of Westminster (1856-63), and archbishop
of Dublin (1864-84) with which he held the deanery of
Christ Church in commendam from 1871-84. He died on
28 March 1886.

For further details see the cathedral website at:

Friday 14 September - Culture Night (18.00-22.00)
As part of Culture Night, the cathedral will remain open until 10.00pm,
with the cathedral treasury open from 6pm. The bell ringers will also
open the belfry at 7.30pm to those interested in seeing their practise
night. This will be on a first come basis and is limited to a maximum
of 8 people (who must be over the age of 12). The tour should take
30 minutes. For booking please contact Gary McGuire directly at
ringingmaster at

For details of the cathedral bells, see online at:
For Culture Night elsewhere in Dublin, see:

Sunday 23 September - An Eocarist (17.00)
Beidh an Eocarist in Ardteampall Chríost sa séipéal Muire,
Dé Domhnach 23 Meán Fomhair 2007 ag 5.00p.m.

Saturday 29 September - Colmcille: Registration (10.30)
A celebration of St Colm Cille (Columba) and the links between
Gaelic Ireland and Gaelic Scotland takes place on Michaelmas day.
Colmcille @ Árdteampall Chríost (Christ Church) begins with
registration (clárúcháin)  and coffee and is followed by four lectures
(léachtaí) on St Colm Cille. The first by Padraigín Clancy on 'The
Columban Folklore Tradition' will be delivered bilingually, and the
following three will be in English: 'The Colmcille intellectual copyright
tradition' by Ronan Sheehan; 'Art and iconography of St Colm Cille'
by Nicola Gordon Bowe and 'St Colm Cille and Iona' by E. Mairi
MacArthur. There is a fee of 20 euro for attendance at the four lectures.

Saturday 29 September - Eucharist (12.45)
For Michaelmas day, a Eucharist will be
celebrated at 12.45 in the Lady chapel.

Saturday 29 September - Colmcille: Urnaí na Nóna (17.00)
Urnaí na Nóna (Choral Evensong) will be sung by the cathedral choir
in Irish and Scottish Gaelic. The responses in Irish are by Caitríona
Ní Dhubhghaill 'Freagraí'.  The psalm is Gallic chant. The canticles are
the first performance of a new setting of the Magnificat and Nunc Dimmitis
in Irish by Simon MacHale 'Caintici Mhuire is Shimeoin', and the anthem
is the new composition by Seoirse Bodley, 'Amra Colum Cille' based on
a translation by PL Henry of the text of Amra Cholm Cille.

Saturday 29 September - Colmcille: Art Exhibition Launch (18.00)
The launch of an art exhibition will take place in the cathedral crypt
at 6.00pm. This is a visual response to Amra Cholm Cille including
paintings by Brian Ferran and calligraphy by Donald Murray.
All are most welcome. The exhibition continues until 17 October 2007.

Further details of the exhibition on the cathedral website under:
Amra Coluoim Chille Exhibition:

Saturday 29 September - Colmcille: Oíche Éireannach-Albanach-Concert (20.00)
A musical celebration of Gaelic Ireland and Gaelic Scotland will be given in
concert form in the cathedral in the evening. Featuring Cór Chúil Aodha
(associated with the Ó Riada Mass), Mary Smith (Scotland), Macdara
O Conaola (Connemara), the Scottish Gaelic Psalm Singers and others.
Tickets 15 euro.

Further information from Colmcille: 01 4538870 or aonghus at
For an overview of the St Colmcille day at the cathedral see:

Monday 24 September - Cathedral Closed
Due to filming by Maple Films of the series 'The Tudors'
on location, the cathedral will be closed ot visitors all day.
We apologise for any inconvenience.

For details of the series 'The Tudors', see online at:

Sunday 30 September - Choral Evensong & Installation of Canons (15.30)
Sung by the cathedral choir. Leighton 'Preces and responses',
Walton 'The Chichester Service' and Moore 'Evening Prayers'.
The Revd Katharine Poulton and the Revd Patrick Comerford will
be installed as two new canons at evensong.

For details of the new canons, see the diocesan website:

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Details of these can usually be found online at:

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