Christ Church (Dublin) Events: 1 - 26 September 2010

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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
W e d n e s d a y  1  -  S u n d a y  2 6  S e p t e m b e r  2 0 1 0

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

Wednesday 1 September 2010
  18.00 - Evening Recital: Cathedral Consort
Thursday 2 September 2010
  11.15 - Mothers' Union Service
  18.00 - Choral Evensong
Sunday 5 September 2010
  11.00 - Cathedral Eucharist
  15.30 - Choral Evensong
Saturday 11 September 2010
  13.15 - Concert: Bergsøy Blandakor
Saturday 18 September 2010
  20.00 - Concert: Irish Baroque Orchestra
Friday 24 September 2010
  18.00 - Culture Night
Saturday 25 September 2010
  17.00 - Experimental Evensong
Sunday 26 September 2010
  17.00 - Irish Eucharist


The cathedral choir returns on the 1 September after the summer
recess. We welcome all new members to the choir and wish it
every blessing as it begins a new year. The cathedral girls' choir
also begins in September and will sing choral evensong on
Wednesday evenings during term time accompanied by an
expanded group of choral scholars. The cathedral choir will
sing choral evensong on Thursdays and Sundays as well as
the Sunday morning eucharist.

Wednesday 1 September 2010 - Evening Recital (18.00)
Sung by a consort of the cathedral choir, this short performance
will take place in the grounds of the cathedral, weather permitting,
and is part of 'Music in the Historic Quarter', a Contemporary Music
Centre initiative, which consists of The Contemporary Music Centre
Outdoor Music Trail and an event programme. The programme will
consist of: Duruflé 'Tu es Petrus', Bruckner 'Locus iste' and Victoria
'O quam gloriosum'. More information on the events can be found
on the CMC website: and on the
cathedral website:
Thursday 2 September 2010 - Mothers' Union Service (11.15)
The Mother's Union Eucharist will take place in the chapel of
St Laurence O'Toole (Lorcán Ua Tuathail) in the south transept
at 11.15 on Thursday 2 September. See the Dublin & Glendalough
Mothers' Union website online at:

Thursday 2 September 2010 - Choral Evensong (18.00)
Sung by the cathedral choir. Music will include Smith 'Preces
and responses', Gibbons 'The Short Service (Magnificat and Nunc
dimittis)' and anthem by Gibbons 'Almighty and everlasting God'.

Sunday 5 September 2010 - Cathedral Eucharist (11.00)
Sung by the cathedral choir. The eucharist setting will be
Byrd 'Mass for four voices' and communion motet will be
Byrd 'Ave verum corpus'.

Sunday 5 September 2010 - Choral Evensong (15.30)
Sung by the cathedral choir. Music will include Rose 'Preces
and responses, canticles by Whitlock 'Faburdens' and anthem
by Parry 'My soul, there is a country'.

Saturday 11 September 2010 - Concert: Bergsøy Blandakor (13.15)
The Bergsøy mixed choir is made up of a large and varied group
from Herøy on the west coast of Norway. The choir was founded
in 1971 and this will be the choir's first trip abroad. For their concert
in Christ Church they will be performing a selection of Norwegian 
and English songs. Full details listed online at:

Saturday 18 September 2010 - Concert: Irish Baroque Orchestra (20.00)
The Irish Baroque Orchestra presents a concert themed on the subject
of 'Ireland 1750', arguably the heyday of Irish classical music. Travel back
in time to the music halls of 18th-century Ireland, as Christian Curnyn
conducts five works performed in Dublin during the mid-1700s. The
programme will include works by Boyce, Purcell, Mudge, Kusser and
Handel. Tickets are €25 & €20 (concessions €20 & €16) and can be
booked online at (no booking fees).
For further information, see the cathedral website online at: and the IBO website at:

Friday 24 September 2010 - Culture Night (18.00-22.00)
Christ Church will be participating in Culture Night on Friday
24 September, when the cathedral's doors will open from 6.00pm
until 10.00pm. There will be no charge for anyone visitng between
these times. Tours will take place at 7.00pm and 8.00pm, but numbers
will be limited and they will operate on a first come basis. The crypt
and the cathedral's newly opened Foxy Friars gift shop there will also
be open. Further information can be found on the cathedral website at: More information on events taking
place around the country can be found at:

Saturday 25 September 2010 - Experimental Evensong (17.00)
Evensong on Saturday 25 September, the feast of St Michael
and All Angels, will take an experimental form at Christ Church
at 5.00pm, when bass lay vicar and composer, Tom Lane in
collaboration with the cathedral choir, will explore an 'Experimental
Evensong'. Entitled 'A Feast for St Michael and all Angels' and run
in association with Absolut Fringe, the composer writes:
'When a choir takes collective control of a musical service, anything
might happen' in this 'radical re-interpretation of the service of
Evensong' ... 'expect a reimagined ancient tradition in a thoroughly
modern context. Religion and theatre unified by ritualised processes
and group improvisation combined with established form.'
Róise Goan, Director of ABSOLUT Fringe writes 'Art and spirituality
come together in this experimental performance of a traditional ritual.
Regardless of your religion, or lack of religion, you are welcome at
this very special performance". Further information online at: and on the cathedral website at:

Sunday 26 September 2010 - 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 online on the
cathedral and diocesan website:

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

See the Dean's Review of SEPTEMBER 2010:

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