Christ Church Events: 1 - 30 November 2008

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

Saturday 1 - Wednesday 19 November 2008
  10.00 - Exhibition: Christ Church 1878-2008
Saturday 1 November 2008
  11.00 - Memorial Service: Robin Lewis-Crosby
  12.00 - Ringing: Quarter peal
  14.00 - Music Lecture: Simon MacHale
  17.00 - Evening Prayer
Sunday 9 November 2008
  15.30 - Evening Prayer
Monday 10 November 2008
  19.00 - Spiorad: Celtic meditative service
Friday 14 November 2008 (St Laurence O'Toole)
  09.00 - Visit of Archbishop of Rouen & Mayor of Eu
  12.45 - Capitular Eucharist
Saturday 15 November 2008
  10.30 - Meeting: Church of Ireland Historical Society
  20.00 - Concert: Hibernian Orchestra
Sunday 16 November 2008
  15.30 - Choral Evensong: Cancer Society Service
Sunday 23 November 2008
  12.30 - Ringing: Quarter peal
  15.30 - Choral Evensong: Oxford Movement 175th
  17.00 - Irish Language Eucharist
Wednesday 26 November 2008
  20.00 - Concert: Trinity Orchestral Society
Saturday 29 November 2008
  20.00 - Concert: Dublin Symphony Orchestra
Sunday 30 November 2008
  15.30 - Advent Procession


Saturday 1 - Wednesday 19 November 2008 - Crypt Exhibition (10.00-17.00)
The crypt exhibition marking the 130th anniversary of the restoration
of the cathedral by G.E. Street runs until the 19 November. It consists
of a remarkable collection of drawings and photographs showing
Street's work in progress. Curated by Dr Michael O'Neill, the exhibition
is supported by the Heritage Council and a corporate donor. The Irish
language body, Colmcille, have kindly supplied the display boards.

Saturday 1 November 2008 - Memorial Service (11.00)
A memorial service will be held at the cathedral for a
former board member, Robin Lewis-Crosby. The former
archbishop of Armagh, the Most Revd Dr Robin Eames
will preach, and the service will be sung by the choir of
St Brigid's church, Stillorgan, directed by Hilary Dickinson
Guter. The music will include a eucharistic setting by Colin
Mawby and an anthem Stainer, 'God so loved the world',
with communion motets: J. Bell, 'Behold the Lamb of God',
'Bread is blessed and broken' and Gabriel Fauré, 'Cantique
de Jean Racine'. The final organ voluntary will be J.S. Bach,
'Prelude and Fugue in A minor'. For an obituary of Robin
Lewis-Crosby, see the Irish Times online at:

Saturday 1 November 2008 - Quarter Peal (12.00)
The bell ringers will ring a quarter peal in honour of
Robin Lewis-Crosby following the memorial service.

Saturday 1 November 2008 - Music Lectures (14.00)
As part of a series of Christ Church educational lectures
and classes organised for the Gap Year Scholars of the
cathedral choir, Simon MacHale, a bass lay vicar choral
in the cathedral choir will give a lecture on invertible
counterpoint and four part choral tune harmonisations
for 90 minutes in the cathedral song school. The lecture
is also open to all Royal School of Church Music (RSCM)
affiliates free of charge, so do come along and sign up.
Details are available on the RSCM website under 'Events' at:

Saturday 1 November 2008 - Evening Prayer (17.00)
Evening prayer will be said as a sung eucharist will be
sung by the lay vicars choral and gap year scholars
at All Saint's Grangegorman at 18.00. The music will
include Caesar 'Missa Brevis', an offertory motet Schütz
'Selig sind die Toten' and a communion motet by Elgar
'Ave, verum corpus'.

Sunday 9 November 2008 - Evening Prayer (15.30)
Evening prayer will be said in the cathedral, as the girls'
choirs and altos, tenors and basses of the cathedral and
church choir of St Bartholomew's will combine to sing
evensong at St Bartholomew's, Clyde Road at 6.00pm.
Music will include Smith responses, Stanford in B flat
and Harris, 'Come down, O Love divine'.

Monday 10 November 2008 - Spiorad service (19.00)
Spiorad, a service of Celtic meditation takes place on the
second Monday of the month. It explores the life and
ministry of a Celtic saint as an integral part of each service,
in this case, Saint Laurence O'Toole, patron saint of Dublin.
All are most welcome. For details of the Spiorad services see:

Friday 14 November 2008 - St Laurence O'Toole Day Visit (09.00)
Visit of the Archbishop of Rouen and the parish priest
and mayor of Eu to the cathedral to mark the feast of
St Laurence O'Toole, former archbishop of Dublin
(1162-80) who was buried in Eu in France. The group
will also attend choral evensong on Saturday 15 November.

Friday 14 November 2008 - Capitular Eucharist (12.45)
Following a chapter meeting at 11.00, meeting traditionally
on the feast of St Laurence O'Toole (a former archbishop of
Dublin and abbot of the cathedral priory), the chapter will
participate in the midday eucharist at 12.45.

Saturday 15 November 2008 - Historical Society Meeting (10.30)
A meeting of the Church of Ireland Historical Society will
take place in the chapter room at 10.30 until 17.00 during
which Professor William McCormack, Ann McCormack,
Brian Gurrin and Canon Patrick Comerford will talk on a
variety of subjects concerning the Church of Ireland in the
eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. All welcome. For further
information contact Canon Dr Adrian Empey, Honorary Secretary,
Telephone +353-1-4055056 or e-mail: adrianempey at
or consult the webpage where full details are listed online at:

Saturday 15 November 2008 - Hibernian Orchestra (20.00)
The Hibernian Orchestra will give a concert at the cathedral
on Saturday 15 November 2008 at 8.00pm, when their
artistic director, John Finucane, will perform and direct
Weber’s dazzling second clarinet concerto: Weber
'Clarinet Concerto no. 2' and also Beethoven 'Symphony
no. 1'. John Finucane, conductor and soloist.
Further details online at

Sunday 16 November 2008 - Choral Evensong (15.30)
A service of evensong celebrating the work of the Cancer
Society will take place on Sunday 16 November at 3.30pm.
Sung by the cathedral choir, the music will include
an anthem by Pott, 'O Lord support us is in'.

Sunday 23 November 2008 - Quarter Peal (12.30)
The bell ringers will attempt to ring a quarter peal
after the cathedral eucharist at 12.30, which will last
approximately 45 minutes. For details of the bell
ringers and a list of full and quarter peals see:

Sunday 23 November 2008 - Celebratory Eucharist (15.30)
This afternoon's service will be a special celebration of the
eucharist to mark the 175th anniversary of the Oxford
Movement. The celebrant will be the archbishop of Dublin
the Most Revd John Neill and a guest preacher will be the
Revd Canon Hugh Wybrew, former vicar of the church of
St Mary Magdalene, Oxford. Sung by the cathedral choir,
the music will include Vierne 'Messe Solennelle'. Further
information from the Affirming Catholicism website at:

Sunday 23 November 2008 - An Chomaoineach Naofa (17.00)
As is customary on the fourth Sunday of the month, a service
of Holy Communion will be said in Irish in the cathedral Lady
chapel at 5.00pm. All are most welcome. Details online at:

Wednesday 26 November 2008 - Trinity Orchestral Society (20.00)
Trinity College Dublin Symphony Orchestra will present their
Michaelmas term concert at Christ Church on Wednesday
26 November 2008 at 8.00pm, when the programme will include
Wagner, 'Die Meistersinger Overture', Mahler 'Der Kindertotenlieder'
and Beethoven 'Symphony No.6 'Pastoral''. Conducted by George
Jackson, the soloist will be Karl McGuckin. Tickets are 15 and
5 euro (concession). For details of this Trinity College society
orchestra, see online at:

Saturday 29 November 2008 - Dublin Symphony Orchestra (20.00)
The Dublin Symphony Orchestra will give a concert on Saturday
29 November 2008 at 8.00pm in aid of the Order of Malta Holy Family
Maternity Hospital, Bethlehem, Palestine. The music will include:
Wagner 'Prelude to Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg', Saint-Saëns
'Piano Concerto No. 5 in F major (The Egyptian)' (soloist, Anthony
Byrne) and Tchaikovsky, 'Symphony No. 2 in C minor, Op. 17 (Little
Russian)'. Conductor: Fergus O'Carroll and leader, Helen Dixon.
For details of the Dublin Symphony Orchestra concert, see:

Sunday 30 November 2008 - Advent Procession (15.30)
Sung by the cathedral choir, the music will include the anthems
Piccolo 'Jesus Christ the apple tree', Parsons 'Ave Maria', Villette
'Hymne a la Vierge', Weelkes 'Hosanna to the son of David', Walker
'Adam lay ybounden' and Tavener 'Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis
Collegium Regale'. All welcome. For details see online at:


Congratulations to the cathedral treasurer, Canon Ricky
Rountree on his appointment as the new archdeacon of
Glendalough, in succession to Archdeacon Edgar Swann
who announced his intention to retire at the end of the year.
To the two venerables, we wish Edgar every good wish in his
retirement, and Ricky the very best in his new position.
For details see online at:

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