Christ Church Events: 5 - 21 October 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
F r i d a y  5  -  S u n d a y  2 1  O c t o b e r  2 0 0 7

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

Friday 5 October 2007
  10.00 - Colmcille: Art Exhibition (until 17 October 2007)
  19.30 - Diocesan Schools Service
Saturday 6 October 2007
  12.30 - Eucharist (Franciscan Tertiaries)
  13.15 - Lunchtime recital: Oleg Sharov (Bayan Accordionist)
  17.00 - Evening Prayer
  19:30 - Concert: RSCM Messiah (Voices for Hospices)
Sunday 7 October 2007
  12.30 - Bellringers: Quarter peal attempt
Tuesday 9 October 2007
  18.00 - Cathedral Eucharist (Porvoo bishops)
Friday 12 October 2007
 Cathedral closed for filming of 'The Tudors'
Saturday 13 October 2007
  10.30 - Mothers' Union Service: Memorial dedication
Sunday 14 October 2007
  15.30 - Evensong & awarding of Archbishop's Certificates
Wednesday 17 October 2007
  18.00 - Choral Evensong (Choirs of Christ Church & St Patrick's)
Saturday 20 October 2007
  13.15 - Lunchtime recital: Thomas (Baritone) & Russcher (Piano)
Sunday 21 October 2007
  15.30 - Festival of Healing


Friday 5 October - Colmcille: Art Exhibition (10.00-17.00)
An art exhibition organised by Colmcille is currently taking
place in the cathedral crypt until Wednesday 17 October 2007.
The exhibition is a visual response (with paintings by Brian
Ferran and calligraphy by Donald Murray) to the 8th century
elegy to St Columba, Amra Choluim Chille, recently edited
by Professor P.L. Henry. Full details are available online at:

Friday 5 October - Diocesan Schools Service (19.30)
The annual diocesan service for primary & junior schools
will take place on Friday 5 October at 7.30pm. All welcome.

Saturday 6 October - Eucharist (12.30)
In the octave of the feast of St Francis, a midday eucharist
will take place in the cathedral at 12.30, celebrated by the Revd
Ted Ardis, and attended by members of the Franciscan Tertiaries
who are meeting at the cathedral today. All are welcome.

Saturday 6 October - Lunchtime recital: Oleg Sharov (13.15)
As part of the cathedral's winter series of lunchtime recitals,
Oleg Sharov, a Bayan accordionist will give a concert
at lunchtime on Saturday 6 October. Born in St Petersburg,
he is a product of the wide range of musical facilities offered
by the former Soviet State system. He graduated from the
Rimsky Korsakov Conservatory of Music in St Petersburg
where he is a senior professor and head of the accordian
department. He has toured extensively, and is regarded
by his peers as one of the most accomplished free base
accordion players in the world. In 1985 he was awarded
the title of "Honour Artist of the Russian Republic.
For further details, see the cathedral website at:

Saturday 6 October - Evening Prayer (17.00)
Evening prayer will take the place of choral evensong on Saturday
6 October due to the performance of Messiah in the cathedral at 7.30pm.

Saturday 6 October - RSCM Messiah Concert: Voices for Hospices (19.30)
The Royal School of Church Music will host a performance of 'Messiah'
as part of a series of worldwide concerts organised by the 'Voices for
Hospices'. All singers are invited to come and join in. Those wishing to
sing should arrive at Christ Church in time for a rehearsal at 5.15pm,
for the performance at 7.30pm. Entry is 10 euro. To book a place, please
ring or email Peter Parshall at +353 (0)1 671 2426 or pparshall at
The performance will be directed by Peter Barley, organist and master of
the choristers at St Patrick's cathedral Dublin, and the accompanist will
be Tristan Russcher, assistant director of music at Christ Church.
All proceeds from the concert in Dublin will be donated to Our Lady’s
Hospice Harold’s Cross. Those wishing to attend the performance
should arrive before 7.30pm. Tickets are also €10. Details at:
or see the Royal School of Church Music Ireland website at:

Sunday 7 October - Bellringing: Quarter peal attempt (12.30)
Following the Cathedral Eucharist in the morning, the bell ringers
will attempt a quarter peal, which at approximately 1,200 changes
rung, can take anywhere up to an hour to ring. The bell ringers
are just back from a successful tour of Manchester towers.
For details of the Bell Ringers, see online at:

Tuesday 9 October - Cathedral Eucharist (18.00)
The fifth meeting of the primates and presiding bishops of the churches
of the Porvoo Communion: the Anglican Communion in Great Britain and
Ireland and the Lutheran churches of Scandinavia and the Baltics will take
place in Dublin, and these church leaders along with the cathedral chapter
will attend a sung eucharist at the cathedral on Tuesday 9 October at
6.00pm. The preacher will be the Most Revd Dr Jukka Paarma, Archbishop
of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland. The cathedral choir will
sing Langlais 'Messe Solennelle', Parry 'I was glad' and Rose 'Surely
thou has tasted'. All are welcome to attend.

Friday 12 October - 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:

Saturday 13 October - Mothers' Union Service (10.30)
A Mothers' Union Service will take place in the Mothers' Union
chapel, the chapel of St Laurence O'Toole, in the south transept
at 10.30 on Saturday 13 October in which a new brass memorial
will be dedicated to Canon Norman Commiskey which will also
include the name of his wife Florence. All are welcome.

Sunday 14 October - Choral Evensong & Certificate presentation (15.30)
Sung by the Cathedral Choir. Walsh 'Preces and responses',
Leighton 'Second Service' and the anthem, Manchicourt 'Jubilate
Deo'. The concluding organ voluntary will be Heiller 'Tanz-Toccata'.
The Archbishop's Certificates in Music and Theology will be
presented as part of evensong to the attending students.
For details of the Archbishop's Certificates in Music & Theology: and

Wednesday 17 October - Choral Evensong (18.00)
Sung by the combined girls' choirs and lay vicars
choral of Christ Church and St Patrick's cathedrals.
Walsh 'Preces and responses', Blair 'Evening Service
in B minor' and anthem, Bullock 'Give us the wings of faith'.
For the girls choirs of the two cathedral see: and

Saturday 20 October - Lunchtime recital: Thomas & Russcher (13.15)
Bariton, Paul Thomas, a bass lay vicar choral at Christ Church,
accompanied on the piano by Tristan Russcher, assistant director
of music at Christ Church, will perform Schumann 'Dichterliebe'.
Undoubtedly Schumann's masterpiece of song writing, it remains
a highly recorded work by male lieder singers today, ranking as
the composer's most popular vocal work.

Sunday 21 October - Choral Evensong: Festival of Healing (15.30)
The archbishop will preside over a festival of healing which will take
place on Sunday 21 October at 3.30pm. Organised with the Church’s
Ministry of Healing, the service will be 'A Celebration of Wholeness
and Healing’. Sung by the cathedral choir, the introit will be Bairstow
'Lord, I call upon thee' with anthems, Harris 'Strengthen ye the weak
hands' and Parshall 'I heard the voice of Jesus say'.

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