Christ Church Events: 3 - 27 March 2009

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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
T u e s d a y  3  -  F r i d a y  2 7  M a r c h  2 0 0 9

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

Tuesday 3 March 2009
  13.15 - Organ Recital: Dr Bernd Scherers
Wednesday 4 March 2009
  19.30 - Friends Concert: Music & Musings
Thursday 5 March 2009
  11.15 - Mothers' Union Eucharist
Saturday 7 March 2009
  20.00 - Concert: Hibernian Orchestra
Sunday 8 March 2009
  12.30 - Bell ringing: Quarter peal attempt
  15.30 - Choral Evensong
  16.30 - Crypt Reception for Archdeacon Swann
Wednesday 11 March 2009
  18.00 - Choral Evensong (Christ Church & St Bartholomew's)
  20.00 - Concert: New Dublin Voices
Friday 13 March 2009
  13.15 - Concert: Yale Shades
Sathairn 14 Máirt 2009
  17.00 - Úrnaí na Nona (Fáiltiú sa lusca ina dhiadh)
Monday 16 March 2009
  13.15 - Concert: Totino Grace
Tuesday 17 March 2009 (St Patrick's Day)
  10.00 - Cathedral closed until 15.00, ringing at 14.00.
Saturday 21 March 2009
  13.15 - Concert: Burnaby South & Alpha Secondary Schools
Thursday 26 March 2009
  13.15 - Concert: St John's Preparatory School
  18.00 - Choral Evensong
  19.00 - Crypt Launch of Howells CD
Friday 27 March 2009
  13.15 - Concert: Carrickfergus Grammar School


Tuesday 3 March 2009 - Lunchtime Recital (13.15)
Dr Bernd Scherers, will give a lunchtime recital consisting
of music by Marchand, Brahms, Guilmant, Langlais and
Wiklander. Dr Scherers studied in Cologne obtained degrees
as a church organist, high school teacher and artistic organ
playing at the Conservatory and as a musicologist (Dr. phil.)
at the university. He attended the masterclass of Gaston Litaize
between 1980 and 1985 in Paris and obtained a “premier prix à
l´ unanimité” and a “prix de concertiste”. He was an organist and
teacher in Cologne and Düsseldorf (professor for music theorie
and musicology) and became professor and director of the
institute of music of the university of Flensburg. Since 1972
he has played many concerts throughout Europe. For details see:

Wednesday 4 March 2009 - Music & Musings (19.30)
The Friends of Christ Church present an evening of music and
musings, featuring the cathedral girls' choir singing works by Arch,
Britten, Carter, Ireland, Joubert, Noon, Lehar, and Rogers and
Hammerstein. The evening will be hosted by Fred Deane with
amusing & interesting contributions and anecdotes from a host
of familiar clerical and lay faces. The evening promises to be
highly entertaining and funds raised will support the cathedral.
Raffle tickets will be on sale for a holiday on the sunny Algarve.
Tickets 15 euro and 12 euro (concessions) available from
cathedral office: Lesley on 01-6778099. Further details online:

Thursday 5 March 2009 - Mothers' Union Eucharist (11.15)
The Mothers' Union Eucharist takes place at 11.15 on the
morning of Thursday 5 March in the south transept. This chapel
of St Laurence O'Toole (Lorcán Ua Tuathail), was dedicated by
Dean Lewis-Crosby (1938-62) as the Mothers' Union Chapel. For
the Mothers' Union in the Dublin & Glendalough dioceses, see:

Saturday 7 March 2009 - Hibernian Orchestra Concert (20.00)
The Hibernian Orchestra host a concert entitled 'A Tribute to
Haydn' celebrating the bicentenary of Joseph Haydn (1732–1809).
Conducted by John Finucane with soloist, Alison Murphy, the
orchestra will perform Prokofiev 'Symphony no. 1 in D, 'The Classical'';
Ibert 'Concerto for flute and orchestra', and Haydn 'Symphony
no. 104 in D, 'The London'. Tickets which are 18 euro and 13 euro
(concessions) are available at the door. Parking available opposite
the cathedral in the car park adjoining Jurys Inn. Further details at:

Sunday 8 March 2009 - Quarter peal attempt (12.30)
Following the morning eucharist, the cathedral society of change-ringers
will attempt to ring a quarter peal, which should take about 45 minutes.

Sunday 8 March 2009 - Choral Evensong (15.30)
Sung by the cathedral choir. Music will include Ebdon
'Preces and responses', canticles: Howells 'St John's Service'
and anthem Harvey 'I love the Lord'.

Sunday 8 March 2009 - Crypt Reception for Archdeacon (16.30)
There will be a reception in the crypt following evensong in honour
of the Venerable Edgar Swann, who retired last year as archdeacon
of Glendalough, following his appointment in 1993 by the then
archbishop, Donald Caird. A presentation will be made Edgar and
his wife, Gladys, in recognition of their long service in the diocese.
Archdeacon Swann is succeeded by Archdeacon Ricky Rountree,
a former treasurer on the cathedral chapter. For details on the diocesan
website, see the following abbreviated link:

Wednesday 11 March 2009 - Choral Evensong (18.00)
Sung by the girl choristers of Christ Church cathedral and
St Bartholomew's church, and a consort of lay vicars choral.
Music will include Ebdon 'Preces and responses', canticles,
Dyson 'Evening Service in F' and anthem, Purcell 'Hear my
prayer O Lord'. For details of the music at Christ Church
cathedral and St Bartholomew's church respectively, see: &

Wednesday 11 March 2009 - New Dublin Voices Concert (20.00)
New Dublin Voices present music from the 1960s and the 1560s,
including the Penderecki 'Stabat mater', Barber 'Agnus Dei', Palestrina
'Missa Papae Marcelli', Monteverdi madrigals, and the Beatles.
For tickets, which are 16 euro and 12 euro (concession), or for further
information, please contact ndv at or see online:

Friday 13 March 2009 - Shades Concert (20.00)
This evening's concert by the Yale-based co-educational a capella
group 'Shades' forms part of their Spring 2009 tour to Dublin. Visiting
Europe for the first time, their concert will showcase the richness of
African-American music, particularly R&B, gospel, jazz, pop, and
traditional music to an audience unlikely to have been exposed to
it before. For details of Shades online see:

Sathairn 14 Máirt 2009 - Úrnaí na Nona / Choral Evensong (17.00)
Beidh Urnaí na Nóna á chanadh i nGaeilge ar an Sathairn 14 Máirt
ag 17.00. Ceol le MacÉil, 'Freagraí' agus 'Caintici Mhuire is
Shimeoin'. Fáiltiú ina dhiaidh sa lusca (Reception to follow in crypt).

Monday 16 March 2009 - Totino-Grace Band Concert (13.15)
The Totino-Grace High School symphonic band from Minneapolis,
in Minnesota, USA will give a lunchtime concert as part of its 14-21
March tour of Ireland, which will include works by Techeli, McDougall,
de Meij, Spinney, Brush, Alford / Fennell, Grainger / Erickson, Stuart,
and Curnow. The band comprises students ages 16-18 and rehearses
daily throughout the academic school year. They perform a wide variety
of styles, from classic to contemporary wind band music to popular and
jazz styles. The director, Timothy Hoffman is a graduate of the University
of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, with a degree in Music Education with a major
in trumpet and minors in piano and percussion. In 2003, he was also
awarded the ASBDA Distinguished Young Band Director Award. For
full details of the band, its repertoire, and director, see online at:

Tuesday 17 March 2009 - St Patrick's Day Closure (-15.00)
As the parade will pass by the cathedral on St Patrick's day,
the cathedral will remain closed until 3.00pm. However, the
bell ringers will ring from 14.00 to signal the end of the event.
Details of the St Patrick's Festival online at:

Saturday 21 March 2009 - Lunchtime Concert (13.15)
A lunchtime concert will be given by Burnaby South and
Alpha Secondary Schools from Burnaby, British Columbia
in Canada. Their repertoire includes works by Bruckner,
Biery, Tate, Carter, Dedrick, Moore, Beck, and Ni Bhraonain,
with arrangments by Coakley, Chiang, and Lee Scott.
For details of the two schools online see: and

Thursday 26 March 2009 - Lunchtime Concert (13.15)
The Celtic Band and Singers of St John's Preparatory
School, Massachusetts in the USA will give a lunchtime
concert on Thursday 26 March 2009 at 1.15pm. The band
explores and performs a wide range of Irish and Scottish
instrumental and vocal music. Conductor and composer
Michael Hamill is director of music at the Ryken Center
for the Arts at St John's School, Danvers, Massachusetts.
This concert is organised by Music Contact International.
Entrance to the concert is included in admission charge.
Full details of the concert are on the cathedral website at:

Thursday 26 March 2009 - Choral Evensong (18.00)
Sung by the cathedral choir. Music includes Howells
'Preces and responses', canticles, Howells 'Evening Service
in B minor' and anthem Howells 'Thee will I love'.

Thursday 26 March 2009 - Launch of Howells CD (19.00)
The cathedral choir will launch their new CD of the choral and
organ works of Herbert Howells entitled: 'I love all beauteous
things' at a reception in the crypt on Thurday 26 March 2009
after evensong. The new CD focuses on his lesser-known works,
and is recorded on the Signum label. It is available from the
cathedral shop and other outlets, and within a week of its release
in November 2008 was played on BBC Radio 3. For more information: and
to purchase the CD, please visit:

Friday 27 March 2009 - Lunchtime Concert (13.15)
The choir of Carrickfergus Grammar School will perform
a concert on Friday 27 March 2009 at 1.15pm selecting
from a wide range of composers including Rawsthorne,
Gardiner, Stanford, Tye, Vittoria, Wood, Poulenc, Tallis,
Tavener, Sumsion, Handel, Enya, Anderson, Vecchi,
Lennon/McCartney, Simon, Purcell, Mendelssohn and
Haydn. The director is organist and organ building,
Stephen Hamill, who has taken an active part in the
musical life of Northern Ireland over the past thirty years,
both as a soloist and as an accompanist. For more detail
on Carrickfergus Grammar and Stephen Hamill, see: and

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