Christ Church Events: 5 - 26 April 2008

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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  5  -  S a t u r d a y  2 6  A p r i l  2 0 0 8

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

Saturday 5 April 2008
  17.00 - Choral Evensong (Piccolo Lasso)
  19.30 - Performance of the Gospel of John
Sunday 6 April 2008
  11.00 - Cathedral Eucharist (Lassus Scholars)
  15.30 - Choral Evensong (Lassus Scholars)
Wednesday 9 April 2008
  13.15 - Concert: Norwich School Band
  15.30 - Concert: Norwich School Band
  18.00 - Choral Evensong (Lay Vicars Choral)
  19.00 - Triennial Easter Vestry
Friday 11 April 2008
  19.30 - Table Quiz for Rwanda (Crypt)
Saturday 12 April 2008
  17.00 - Evening Prayer (Said)
Tuesday 15 April 2008
  20.00 - Handel Festival Concert: 'Dixit Dominus'
Thursday 17 April 2008
  13.15 - Concert: Hewitt School Choir
  17.00 - Evening Prayer (Said)
Friday 18 April 2008
  19.30 - Handel Festival Concert: 'Messiah'
Saturday 19 April 2008
  13.15 - Concert: Mountain View High School
Saturday 26 April 2008
  10.00 - Pipeworks Organ Marathon
  18.00 - Pipeworks Organ Recital (Simon Harden)


Saturday 5 April 2008 - Choral Evensong (17.00)
Sung by the Piccolo Lasso. Archer responses,
Dyson in C minor and S.S. Wesley 'Love one another'.

Saturday 5 April 2008 - St John's Gospel Performance (19.30)
'The Gospel of St John: one man, every word'. Brad Sherrill
will perform the entire gospel of St John from memory
(the New International Version) on Saturday 5 April
at 7.30pm. The Atlanta-based actor, spent four months
learning the text, and the performance premiered in 2000,
and since touring much of the US and England. A collection
will be accepted at the end of the performance. For further
details see online at: or at:

Sunday 6 April 2008 - Cathedral Eucharist (11.00)
Sung by the Lassus Scholars. Preacher: Canon George Butler.
Lassus 'Missa Qual Donna' and Lassus 'Christus resurgens'.

Sunday 6 April 2008 - Choral Evensong (15.30)
Sung by the Lassus Scholars. Smith responses,
Stanford in B flat and Lassus 'Surrexit Pastor Bonus'.

Wednesday 9 April 2008 - Lunchtime Concert: Norwich School (13.15)
The Norwich School Band will perform a lunchtime concert at
1.15pm in the cathedral including works for chorus, solo and band.

Wednesday 9 April 2008 - Lunchtime Concert: Norwich School (15.30)
The Norwich School Band will perform an afternoon concert
in the cathedral grounds at 3.30pm including works for
chorus, solo and band. Details are available online at:

Wednesday 9 April 2008 - Choral Evensong (18.00)
Sung by the Lay Vicars Choral.

Wednesday 9 April 2008 - Triennial Easter Vestry (19.00)
The Easter vestry takes place in the chapter room on
Wednesday 9 April at 7.00pm, a meeting which takes
place every three years at which also the cathedral board
is elected. The register of those who can vote is revised
as advertised at a Board meeting of 8 January, and those
whose names are included in the register can vote elect
the new Board. For further details see online under Easter Vestry:

Friday 11 April 2008 - Table Quiz for Rwanda (19.30)
A table quiz will be held in the crypt on Friday 11 April
2008 at 7.30pm to raise money for projects in Rwanda.
All are most welcome. A table for four costs 40 euro
which includes a raffle. The organisers, Lesley Rue and
Jon Scarffe can be contacted at welcome at or
at jon.scarffe at Details are available online at:

Saturday 12 April 2008 - Evening Prayer (17.00)
Evening prayer will be said in the cathedral at 5.00pm.
The annual Royal School of Church Music choral festival
takes place in Trinity College chapel in which members of
the cathedral choir will participate. For details contact
Peter Parshall at pparshall at, telephone
671 2426, or see the RSCM website online at:

Tuesday 15 April 2008 - Handel Festival Concert (20.00)
The cathedral choirs of Christ Church and St Patrick's will
perform with the Orchestra of St Cecilia under conductors
Judy Martin and Peter Barley, with Tristan Russcher as
organ soloist. The centrepiece of the concert will be Handel,
'Dixit Dominus', accompanied by Purcell, 'Te Deum laudamus',
and Handel, 'Organ Concerto Op.7 no.4 in d'.
TICKETS ARE FREE and available from Temple Bar
Cultural Trust at 01 677 2255 or online at: Further details online at:

Thursday 17 April 2008 - Lunchtime Concert: Hewitt School (13.15)
The choir of Hewitt School, New York will give a lunchtime
concert at 1.15pm on Thursday 17 April 2008. Their repertoire
includes works by Victoria, Childs, Pfautsch, Friedman, Lowry
and Barts. All are welcome. Admission is included with the
entrance fee. For further details of the concert and the repertoire see:

Thursday 17 April 2008 - Evening Prayer (17.00)
Evening prayer will be said instead of choral evensong.

Friday 18 April 2008 - Handel Festival 'Messiah' (19.30)
Christ Church cathedral choir with the orchestra of St Cecilia
will perform Handel, 'Messiah' on Friday 18 April 2008 at
7.30pm forming the grand finale of the Handel Festival that
has been taking place during the week. Conducted by the
director of music at Christ Church, Judy Martin, the soloists
will be Hannah Atherton (soprano), Patrick Craig (counter-tenor),
James Atherton (tenor) and Paul Thomas (bass).
TICKETS ARE FREE and available from Temple Bar
Cultural Trust at 01 677 2255 or online at: Further details online at:

Saturday 19 April 2008 - Lunchtime Concert: Mountain View (13.15)
Mountain View High School Madrigals Choir will give a
lunchtime recital at 1.15pm in the cathedral. Based in
Silicon Valley in northern California, the choir is one of three
in the school which boasts over 30% of its student body in
its music programmes. Directed by Jill Denny, the programme
will include a wide variety of music from Renaissance to Jazz.
Admission is included in the entrance fee. For details see:

Saturday 26 April 2008 - Pipeworks Organ Marathon (10.00-16.00)
The annual Pipeworks festival fundraising organ marathon takes
place at Christ Church from 10.00am to 4.00pm on Saturday 26
April, and relies heavily on the goodwill and commitment of its
sponsors and friends who support these events. The 2008 festival
budget will be about 150,000 euro and 30,000 euro is needed to
make this year's festival work. This is your chance to play the cathedral
organ which will be used in the Dublin International Organ Competition
in June! Participants will play for 10 minutes each and raise as much
money as possible for the 2008 festival. For any queries, please email
adminpipeworks at or telephone 085 786 8860. Download a
sponsorship form from the Pipeworks website at:

Saturday 26 April 2008 - Pipeworks Organ Recital (18.00)
The organ marathon day will conclude with an organ recital
at 6.00pm by young Irish organist, Simon Harden following
evensong which is at 5.00pm. He is the 2007 prize winner
of the coveted Netherlands Schnitger organ prize:
Further details of Pipeworks events are available online at:

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