Christ Church: Festival 2007

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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 1  M a y  -  S u n d a y  3  J u n e  2 0 0 7

C H R I S T  C H U R C H  F E S T I V A L  2 0 0 7

Thursday 31 May 2007
  18.00 - Choral Evening (Festival Opening)
  19.00 - Crypt Art Exhibition
Friday 1 June 2007
  13.15 - Lunchtime Concert: Piano, Violin and Horn recital
  14.30 - Guided Tour: Kenneth Milne (Church of Ireland Historiographer)
  17.00 - Compline (Lay Vicars Choral)
  20.00 - FESTIVAL CONCERT: ILLUMINARE (Cathedral Choir)
Saturday 2 June 2007
  10.30 - Coffee Concert: Flute & Piano recital
  13.15 - Lunchtime Concert: The Mornington Singers
  17.00 - Urnaí na Nóna: Evensong as Gaeilge (Cathedral Choir)
  21.00 - PHANTOM OF THE OPERA: Film with improvisation by David Briggs
Sunday 3 June
  11.00 - Patronal Festival Eucharist (Cathedral Choir & David Briggs,
  13.15 - Patronal Festival Friends Lunch
  15.30 - Patronal Festal Evensong (Composition Competition Winner Anthem)


Thursday 31 May 2007 - Choral Evensong & Festival Opening (18.00)
Choral Evensong will open the Christ Church Festival this evening
and will be followed by the launch of an art exhibition in the crypt.
Moore responses, Joubert in C and Harvey 'Come Holy Ghost'.
For the Christ Church Festval, see online at:

Thursday 31 May 2007 - Art Exhibition Launch (19.00)
Following evensong an art exhibition by Ceara Conway will
on the theme of 'Light' will be launched in the crypt. Conway
is studied at the Edinburgh College of Art and at Alfred
University, New York, and is now based in Connemara.
The exhibition runs for a week until Thursday 7 June.
For further details of Ceara Conway's Festival exhibition see:

Friday 1 June 2007 - Lunchtime Recital (13.15)
A lunchtime recital will be given as part of the festival by
Tido Semmler (piano), Eva Hurley (violin) and Enda Collins (horn),
and will include Brahms 'Trio for Horn, Violin and Piano Op. 40'.
While the lunchtime concert is free, the usual cathedral
admission charge of 5 and 2.50 euro applies.
Details of the Christ Church Festival programme are online at:

Friday 1 June 2007 - Guided Tour (14.30)
Dr Kenneth Milne, the Church of Ireland Historiographer and honorary
keeper of the cathedral archives will give a guided tour of the cathedral.
This is a rare opportunity to hear an authorative tour by the editor of the
recent cathedral history of a institution almost a thousand years old.

Friday 1 June 2007 - Compline (17.00)
The ancient office of Compline will be sung
by the lay vicars choral. All welcome.

Friday 1 June 2007 - FESTIVAL CONCERT: ILLUMINARE (20.00)
The choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin, directed by Judy Martin
and accompanied by organist, Tristan Russcher, will perform a concert
entitled 'Illuminarie: Music & poetry reflecting the Light of the Spirit',
which will feature works by Vaughan Williams, Elgar, Rutter and others.
The concert starts at 8.00pm and tickets are 18 and 12 euro, available
from the music office (01 677 8099) or at the door.
See the Christ Church Festival website for details:

Saturday 2 June 2007 - Coffee Concert (10.30)
A morning coffee concert will be given by two members of the
cathedral choir, Susanna Fairbairn (flute) and Paul Thomas
(piano) which will be followed by coffee in the crypt.
The concert is free, but the usual cathedral admission
charge of 5 and 2.50 euro applies.

Saturday 2 June 2007 - Lunchtime Concert (13.15)
The Mornington Singers, conducted by Orla Flanagan will
give a lunchtime recital at the cathedral at 1.15pm.
Established in 1997, the choir was awarded first prize
in the National Competitions for Chamber Choirs and
Mixed Voice Choirs at the Cork International Cork Choral
Festival in both 2004 and 2005 respectively and is one of
Dublin's leading chamber choirs. It will hold a ten-year
anniversary concert this Saturday 19 May at 8.00pm in
the St Mary's Pro-Cathedral in Dublin to perform works
by Rautavaara, Barber, Whitacre, Alcaraz and the first
performance of the Sanctus, 'Is naofa, naofa thú', from
the new mass in Irish by Caitríona Ní Dhubhghaill.
The concert is free, but the usual cathedral
admission charge of 5 and 2.50 euro applies.
For details of the Mornington Singers see online at:

Saturday 2 June 2007 - Urnaí na Nóna (17.00)
Beidh Urnaí na Nóna á chanadh as Gaeilge ag cór
na hArdeaglaise Dé Sathairn an 2ú lá Meitheamh.
Evensong will be sung in Irish by the cathedral
choir on Saturday 2 June 2007. The settings will be
Caitríona Ní Dhubhghaill, Freagraí (Responses) & Cainticí
(Canticles). The anthem will be the first performance of
Seóirse Bodley, 'Amra Choluim Chille' commissioned by
Cumann Gaelach na hEaglaise (The Irish Guild of the Church).
For details of Cumann Gaelach na hEaglaise, see:

Saturday 2 June 2007 - PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (21.00)
Presented in association with Temple Bar Cultural Trust
as part of the 2007 Diversions Festival, this evening's
9.00pm concert shows the screening of the 1925 silent
movie, the Phantom of the Opera, and will be accompanied
by a live soundtrack improvised on the cathedral organ by
international concert organist, David Briggs. Lasting about
an hour and a half, ADMISSION IS FREE and on a first-come,
first-served basis. For further details of Temple Bar see:, while for David Briggs see:

Trinity Sunday 3 June 2007 - Patronal Festival Eucharist (11.00)
Sung by the cathedral choir, accompanied by David Briggs.
Preacher: Dean Desmond Harman. The setting will be the first
Irish performance of David Briggs 'Messe pour Notre Dame',
and the anthem, Kenneth Leighton 'A Hymn to the Trinity'.

Trinity Sunday 3 June 2007 - Patronal Festival Friends Lunch (13.15)
Members of the Friends of Christ Church Cathedral are invited to
lunch in the crypt. If you are not already a 'Friend', why not become
a member? Details below. Pre-booking is essential. Please contact
Lesley Rue at (01) 677 8099 or friends at

Trinity Sunday 3 June 2007 - Patronal Festal Evensong (15.30)
Sung by the cathedral choir. John Sheppard 'Libera nos, salva nos',
Kenneth Leighton 'Responses' and Charles Villiers Stanford 'Evening
Service in A'. The anthem will be the first performance of the winning
entry in the 2007 Christ Church Composition Competition, sponsored
by the Friends of Christ Church. For details of which see online at:

Details of the Christ Church Festival 2007 are online at:

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