Christ Church (Dublin) Events: December 2010 Reminders & Updates

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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
D e c e m b e r  2 0 1 0  -  R e m i n d e r s  &  U p d a t e s

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

Tuesday 7 December 2010
  13.15 - Peata Annual Carol Service - POSTPONED
Thursday 9 December 2010
  20.00 - Concert: Trinity Orchestra
Saturday 11 December 2010
  10.00 - Christmas Market & Santa in the Crypt
  14.00 - Irish Association of Change Ringers (Eastern District Practice)
Sunday 12 December 2010
  15.30 - Choral Evensong: Messiah (St Patrick's)
  17.00 - Taizé Service
Tuesday 14 December 2010
  13.15 - Cathedral Charity Carol Service in aid of Huntington’s disease
  20.00 - Concert: Christmas with New Dublin Voices
Wednesday 15 December 2010
  20.00 - Cathedral Choir Christmas Concert
Friday 17 December 2010
  19.30 - Concert: Messiah (Irish Baroque Orchestra)
Saturday 18 December 2010
  10.00 - Christmas Market & Santa in the Crypt
Sunday 19 December 2010
  15.30 - Service of Five Lessons and Carols
Monday 20 December 2010
  20.00 - Service of Nine Lessons and Carols
Tuesday 21 December 2010
  20.00 - Concert: Liam Lawton
Christmas Eve, Friday 24 December 2010
  23.00 - First Eucharist of the Nativity
Christmas Day, Saturday 25 December 2010
  11.00 - Festal Eucharist
St Stephen's Day, Sunday 26 December 2010
  11.00 - Cathedral Eucharist
Thursday 30 December 2010
  13.15 - Concert: Handel’s Messiah (excerpts)
New Year's Eve, Friday 31 December 2010
  21.00 - Concert: Dublin New Year Festival (21.00)

Tuesday 7 December 2010 - Peata Annual Carol Service
This annual carol service has been postponed.

Thursday 9 December 2010 - Concert: Trinity Orchestra (20.00)
Trinity Orchestra Michaelmas Term Concert conducted by Liam Ryan, 
and violin solo by Colm O'Braoin. Programme: Franck 'Symphony in D
minor', Shostakovich 'Violin Concerto No. 1', Dukas 'Brass Fanfare from
La Péri'. Tickets: €10 for adults, €5 for students (available at the door).

Saturday 11 December 2010 - Christmas Market & Santa in the Crypt (10.00)
Please check the website for up-to-date information:

Saturday 11 December 2010 - Irish Association of Change Ringers (14.00)
The Eastern District of the Irish Association of Change Ringers will hold
their practise in the tower of Christ Church on Saturday 11 December from
2.00 until 4.00pm. Come along and enjoy some expert change ringing.
Further details online at:

Sunday 12 December 2010 - Choral Evensong @ St Patrick's (15.15)
Choral Evensong sung by the combined choirs of Saint Patrick’s &
Christ Church cathedrals will take place at St Patrick's cathedral
on Sunday 12 December at 3.15pm, where the anthem will be
Handel 'Messiah' (part one) with orchestra.

Sunday 12 December 2010 - Taizé Service (17.00)
A special Taizé service will take place in the cathedral crypt
and main nave on Sunday 12 December 2010 at 5.00pm. This is
has been organised by the Diocesan Ministry of Healing and
the Diocesan Lay Ministry. The beautiful chants of Taizé will
accompany the liturgy which will be a Eucharist with the laying
on of hands. All welcome. Further information online at:

Tuesday 14 December 2010 - Cathedral Charity Carol Service (13.15)
This year the Charity Carol Service is in aid of Huntington’s disease. 
The music will be provided by the Cathedral Girls’ Choir.
Tuesday 14 December 2010 - Concert: New Dublin Voices (20.00)
New Dublin Voices celebrates 500 years of Christmas music.
On Tuesday 14 December at 8.00pm, the multi-award-winning
chamber choir and its conductor Bernie Sherlock, will perform a seasonal
concert programme in Christ Church ranging from the beautiful simplicity
of plainchant to much-loved carols, some in their traditional form, others
in sparkling new arrangements, others upbeat and jazzy. NDV will also
sing items from its new CD Christmas with New Dublin Voices – an
ideal Christmas gift! Highlights include: Poulenc: Four Christmas Motets
Britten 'Hymn to the Virgin', Sandstrom 'Es ist ein Ros', plus many favourite
carols and popular Christmas songs. For further information see the
New Dublin Voices website at:

Wednesday 15 December 2010 - Cathedral Choir Christmas Concert (20.00)
What better way to get into the Christmas spirit than by attending one of 
our traditional carol services, where beautiful voices blend with stunning 
architecture to create an unmissable yuletide experience. Join the choirs
for Christ Church Cathedral for carols and festive fun.
Tickets: €18 (full price); €14 (concessions) available from:
and City Discs, Temple Bar Lane South, Dublin 2.
Tickets are *NOT* available directly from Christ Church Cathedral.

Friday 17 December 2010 - Concert: Irish Baroque Orchestra Messiah (19.30)
The Irish Baroque Orchestra directed by Robert Haworth welcomes special
guests Resurgam chamber choir for a performance of one of the most popular
choral works ever written, Handel’s 'Messiah'. Tickets €35/€25 / €20 (concessions) 
available from:

Saturday 18 December 2010 - Christmas Market & Santa in the Crypt (10.00)
Please check the website for up-to-date information:

Sunday 19 December 2010 - Service of Five Lesson and Carols (15.30)
In place of choral evensong this Sunday, the service will
take the form of a seasonal five lessons and carols.

Monday 20 December 2010 - Service of Nine Lessons and Carols (20.00)
Sung by the cathedral choirs. Music will include works by Warlock, O'Carroll,
Leighton, Howells and Poulenc, as well as new compositions by lay vicar
choral Tom Lane and organist David Bremner. Free tickets can be obtained
by sending a stamped addressed envelope marked ‘Nine Lessons’ to the
cathedral office. This is a very popular service so those interested are
encouraged to apply early for tickets.

Tuesday 21 December 2010 - Concert: Liam Lawton (20.00)
Part of a nationwide tour by the composer and performer Liam Lawton. 
Tickets available from, Veritas, 8, Lower
Abbey St, Dublin -Ph: 01 878 8177 or 087 747 6007. More information
is available from:

Christmas Eve, Friday 24 December: 09.45 - 13.00
Christmas Day, Saturday 25 December: open only for the eucharist.
St Stephen's Day, Sunday 26 December: open only for the eucharist
Monday 27 December: cathedral closed.

Christmas Eve, Friday 24 December 2010 - First Eucharist of Nativity (23.00)
Sung by the cathedral choir. The setting is Charpentier 'Messe de
minuit' and communion motet is Villette 'Hymne a la Vierge'. The
dean, the Very Revd Dermot Dunne will preach at the service.

Christmas Day, Saturday 25 December 2010 - Festal Eucharist (11.00)
Sung by the cathedral choir. The setting is Haydn 'Missa Sancti Nicolai'
and communion motet: Lauridsen 'O magnum mysterium'. As is
traditional, the archbishop, the Most Revd Dr John Neill, will preach
in his cathedral on Christmas morning. The archbishop retires in
January 2011, and we wish him well in for the future.

St Stephen's Day, Sunday  26 December 2010 - Said Eucharist (11.00)
Said eucharist with hymns. The preacher will be Canon Adrian Empey.

Thursday 30 December 2010 - Concert: Handel’s Messiah - excerpts (13.15)
A lunchtime concert of excerpts from Handel's 'Messiah' takes place
on Thursday 30 December at 1.15pm. Usual entrance charges apply.

Friday 31 December 2010 - Concert: Dublin New Year Festival (21.00)
Dublin New Year Festival present a magical evening of choral 
enchantment on this very special night. Bring in the New Year in 
the elegant surroundings of the cathedral, with the magic of the 
Christ Church bells and share with family and friends this exclusive 
evening of music and song. Tickets from €30, on sale Monday 29
November 2010 from:

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 notes:

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

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