Christ Church (Dublin) Events: 3 - 28 June 2009

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W e d n e s d a y  3  -  S u n d a y  2 8  J u n e  2 0 0 9

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

Wednesday 3 June 2009
  20:00 - Concert: Nosferatu, with David Briggs (organ)
Friday 5 June 2009
  13.15 - Concert: Tuula Voutilainen, mezzo-soprano
Saturday 6 June 2009
  20:00 - Concert: St Olaf Choir
Trinity Sunday 7 June 2009 (Patronal Festival)
  11.00 - Cathedral Eucharist
  12.45 - Lunch: Friends of Christ Church
  14.15 - AGM: Friends of Christ Church
  15.30 - Choral Evensong
Thursday 11 June 2009
  10.00 - Icons in Transformation exhibition open (-19 July)
Saturday 13 June 2009
  17.00 - Choral Evensong (Piccolo Lasso)
Sunday 14 June 2009
  11.00 - Cathedral Eucharist (Lassus Scholars)
  15.30 - Choral Evensong (Lassus Scholars)
Tuesday 16 June 2009
  13:15 - Concert: Chorisma
Friday 19 June 2009
  19:00 - Concert: Dublin Messiah Festival
Sunday 21 June 2009
  15.30 - Ordinations to Diaconate
Wednesday 24 June 2009
  13:15 - Concert: Langley Youth Orchestra
Saturday 27 June 2009
  10.00 - Lectures: Icons in Transformation (-17.00)
  13:15 - Concert: John Mountford (organ)
  17.00 - Choral Evensong
Sunday 28 June 2009
  15.30 - Ordinations to Priesthood
  17.00 - Irish Eucharist


Wednesday 3 June 2009 - Nosferatu with live organ (20.00)
A screening of the iconic 1922 silent movie 'Nosferatu, the
vampyre' will take place on Wednesday 3 June at 8.00pm.
A live sound track will be improvised on the cathedral organ
by international organist David Briggs, who is one of the
foremost concert organists of his generation, particularly
well-known for his extraordinary skills as an improviser.
Tickets Euro 12 (concessions Euro 8) from the cathedral:
telephone 01 677 8099 x 216 or email musicassist at
Details of the screening of Nosferatu can be found online at:
while David Briggs' website is at:

Friday 5 June 2009 - Lunchtime Recital: Tuula Voutilainen (13.15)
Mezzo soprano, Tuula Voutilainen, an alto lay vicar choral in the
cathedral choir presents a lunchtime recital on Friday 5 June at 1.15pm
which promises to be a smorgasbord of songs and arias by Bach,
Bizet, Debussy, de Falla, Handel, Jalas, Saint-Saëns and Schubert.
A native of Finland, Tuula has lived in Ireland since 1996, singing in
the cathedral choir since 2005.  She studied music at the Sibelius
Academy in Helsinki and graduated with a M.Mus. from their Department
of Church Music in 1996, but has since worked primarily as an actor,
and is currently on a nationwide tour with a children’s play. Entrance to
the concert is included in the admission fee to the cathedral. Details at:

Saturday 6 June 2009 - Concert: St Olaf's Choir (20.00)
The Olaf's Choir from Minnesota, USA will perform an evening
concert of repertoire spanning from the Baroque to the 21st century,
including American Spirituals, on Saturday 6 June 2009 at 8.00pm.
Admission is Euro 15 and tickets are available from Wynn’s Hotel,
Abbey Street, Tel. 8745131 or the Children’s Medical & Research
Foundation, 14–18 Drimnagh Road, Tel. 4096300 or at the door.
The concert is in aid of Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin.
Further details about the St Olaf's Choir and their repertoire online:

Trinity Sunday 7 June 2009 - Cathedral Eucharist (11.00)
The Patronal Festival Eucharist will be held at 11.00.
Sung by the cathedral choir, the preacher will be the
Revd Dr Edmund Mawhinney, a retired Methodist minister.
The Eucharist setting will be Panufnik 'Westminster Mass'
and the communion motet will be Guerrero 'Duo seraphim'.

Trinity Sunday 7 June 2009 - Friends Lunch (12.45)
The traditional Salmon and Strawberry lunch organised by
the Friends of the cathedral will be held in the crypt at 12.45
after the patronal festival eucharist. Booking is required, and
to do so, please contact Lesley Rue at friends at

Trinity Sunday 7 June 2009 - Friends AGM (14.15)
The Friends of Christ Church will hold their Annual
General Meeting in the chapter room at 2.15pm.
Members of the Friends of Christ Church are
warmly encouraged to attend.

Trinity Sunday 7 June 2009 - Choral Evensong (15.30)
Sung by the cathedral choir. Clucas 'Preces and responses',
canticles: Berkeley Chichester service, 'Magnificat and Nunc
Dimittis' and anthem Grier 'Thou O God'. Evensong will include
the dedication of a memorial to Dean Desmond Harman.

Thursday 11 June 2009 - Icons in Transformation Exhibition (10.00)
Following its opening on Wednesday night by Irish playwright,
novelist and poet, Sebastian Barry, the new exhibition entitled
'Icons in Transformation' opens to the public in the cathedral on
Thursday 15 June, showing the work of celebrated Russian-born,
Sweden-resident artist, Ludmila Pawlowska. The exhibition, which
is the only Irish stop on an international tour that takes in cathedrals
and churches throughout Europe including venues in Scandinavia,
the United Kingdom and Switzerland, will run until Sunday 19 July.
The exhibition has received very positive reviews on its tour to date. At
its most recent exhibition in Hereford, the Hereford Times (2 February 2009)
described it as "unique and unmissable" and "dramatic and intriguing".
The exhibition, which is assisted by NORDEN, the Nordic Arts Council,
will be officially opened by playwright, novelist and poet, Sebastian Barry
on Wednesday 10 June. Entrance to the exhibition included in the
admission price to the cathedral (Adult €6, Seniors €4, Students €3)
Entrance to the cathedral for prayer, during services or otherwise, is free.
Fuller details of the Icons in Transformation Exhibition are online at:

Saturday 13 June 2009 - Choral Evensong (17.00)
Sung by Piccolo Lasso. Music to include canticles:
Sumsion in G and anthem by Archer.

Sunday 14 June 2009 - Cathedral Eucharist (11.00)
Sung by the Lassus Scholars, the preacher will be
Dr Anne Lodge, a lay minister and director of the
Archbishop's Certificate Course. The eucharist
setting is Haydn 'Missa Brevis in F'.

Sunday 14 June 2009 - Choral Evensong (15.30)
Sung by the Lassus Scholars. Music will include
Smith responses and canticles, Stanford in G.

Tuesday 16 June 2009 - Lunchtime Concert: Chorisma (13.15)
Chorisma, a choir of 47 members from Boden in Sweden, presents
a concert of Swedish sacred music and other pieces, directed by
Magnus Toresson. Founded originally in 1979, Chorisma is now
well established in Swedish choral scene, and regularly performs
throughout the Norrbotten region, as well as other locations
throughout Europe. The concert programme will include music
by Åhlén, Bright, de Marzi, Harling, Larsson, Lejon, Lindberg,
Nowowieski as well as traditional arrangments. Entrance to the
concert is included in admission charge. For details see online at:

Friday 19 June 2009 - Concert Dublin Messiah Festival (19.00)
The 2009 Dublin Messiah Festival Chorus comprising three
choirs from the USA and one from London, totalling over 100
voices, will give a performance of Handel's Messiah on
Wednesday 19 June 2009 at 7.00pm. There is no charge
for entry to the concert, and it will operate on a first come
first served basis on the night. The performance will be
conducted by Simon Carrington, director of Yale Schola
Cantorum, professor of choral conducting at Yale University,
and co-founder of the King's Singers. Further details online at:

Sunday 21 June 2009 - Ordination to the Diaconate (15.30)
The archbishop will today ordain candidates to the diaconate
in the cathedral. The music will include part of the eucharist
setting by Frank Martin 'Messe für zwei vierstimmige chöre'
with a motet by Pearsall 'Tu es Petrus'.

Wednesday 24 June 2009 - Concert: Langley Youth Orchestra (13.15)
The Langley Youth Orchestra from McLean, Virginia in the USA
will present a lunchtime concert on Wednesday 24 June 2009
at 1.15pm embracing as its theme: 'A tribute to the musical
traditions of Ireland and the United States of America'. The
conductor will be Dr Scott McCormick, and the programme will
include works by Bernstein, Meyer, Mitchell and Ungar, as well
as traditional arrangements and those by Balmages, Celtic Storm,
Gruselle, Marshall and Newbold. Entrance to the concert is
included in the admission charge. Details available online at:

Saturday 27 June 2009 - Icons in Transformation Lectures (10.00)
In assocation with the month-long exhibition 'Icons in Transformation'
a series of lectures on 'Icons in Liturgy and Culture' will be held on
Saturday 27 June 2009, organised by Canon Patrick Comerford.
Speakers will include Dom Gregory Collins of Glenstal, Tim Thurston
of Lyric FM and Dr Sarah Smyth of the Department of Russian and
Slavonic studies in Trinity College Dublin. All most welcome to attend.

Saturday 27 June 2009 - Concert: John Mountford, organ (13.15)
John Mountford, cathedral organ scholar since September 2007
will give a lunchtime recital on Saturday 27 June 2009 at 1.15pm,
consisting of Preludes and Fugues by Bach and Dupré as well
as Hindemith, Sonata II. For details see the cathedral website at:

Saturday 27 June 2009 - Choral Evensong (17.00)
As part of a day examining the theme of icons,
the music of choral evensong is based around the
works of the modern composer, John Taverner,
whose work is strongly influenced by the Greek
and Orthodox traditions. The introit will be Tavener
'Hymn to the Mother of God', responses by Leighton,
canticles: Tavener 'Collegium Regale' and anthem
Tavener 'Eonia'.

Sunday 28 June 2009 - Ordinations to Priesthood (15.30)
The archbishop will today ordain candidates to the priesthood
in the cathedral. The music will include part of the eucharist
setting by Howells 'Collegium Regale' with a motet by Britten
'Hymn to St Peter'.

Sunday 28 June 2009 - Irish Eucharist (17.00)
The eucharist will be said in Irish in the Lady chapel.
This is held on the fourth Sunday each month except
July and December at 5.00pm. All are most welcome.
Further details of the services of the Cumann Gaelach na
hEaglaise are available on the diocesan website:


Congratulations to the cathedral bell ringers
who won the Murphy Cup (the All-Ireland of
bell ringing) on Saturday 16 May 2009 ringing
on the bells of Christ Church, Taney. See:

A reminder that Dr Michael O'Neill will give a
talk entitled 'Christ Church cathedral & the tale
of two cloisters' on Saturday 23 May 2009 at
11.30 as part of the 11th Medieval Dublin
symposium which takes place in the Robert
Emmet Theatre (Room 2037), Arts Building,
Trinity College, Dublin. Admission free. See:

All are most welcome to attend all cathedral services and
events. Details of these can usually be found online at: or

Why not fill out the IRISH SCHOOL OF ECUMENICS'
survey of the perceptions of religious faith and practice:

Visit the CATHEDRAL SHOP online now at:

See the Dean's Review of APRIL 2009:

Visit Cultivate, a cultural centre in Essex Street West,

Why not visit Dvblinia, the medieval exhibition,
or their website available at:

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