Christ Church (Dublin) Events: November - December 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
New Events for November & December 2010

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

Saturday 20 November 2010
  20.00 - Concert: New Dublin Voices
Thursday 25 November 2010
  13.15 - Freeplay: Multidisciplinary multimedia performance
Friday 26 November 2010
  13.15 - Freeplay: Multidisciplinary multimedia performance
Saturday 27 November 2010
  10.00 - Advent Quiet Day
  12.00 - Christmas Market & Santa in the Crypt
  20.00 - Concert: Dublin Symphony Orchestra
Sunday 28 November 2010
  17.00 - The Advent Procession
Wednesday 1 December 2010
  13.15 - Concert: KISD Choir
  20.00 - Concert: Trinity Orchestra
Thursday 2 December 2010
  11.15 - Mothers' Union Service
Friday 3 December 2010
  19.30 - 3 Rock Essential
Saturday 4 December 2010
  10.00 - Christmas Market & Santa in the Crypt
  20.00 - Concert: Hibernian Orchestra
Sunday 5 December 2010
  18.00 - Concert: St Lucia 
Tuesday 7 December 2010
  13.15 - Peata Annual Carol Service
Saturday 11 December 2010
  10.00 - Christmas Market & Santa in the Crypt
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 by The Irish Baroque Orchestra
Saturday 18 December 2010
  10.00 - Christmas Market & Santa in the Crypt
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: Excerpts from Handel’s Messiah
New Year's Eve, Friday 31 December 2010
  21.00 - Concert: Dublin New Year Festival (21.00)


Saturday 20 November 2010 – Concert: New Dublin Voices (20.00)
For this year's November concerts, the internationally acclaimed 
and award-winning chamber choir New Dublin Voices and their 
conductor Bernie Sherlock present Stuff and Nonsense, a celebration 
of the marriage of nonsense and music. 
Tickets €15 (€10 conc) available at the door. 
For more information contact: Ruta Palsauskaite +353 85 134 9564

Thursday 25 & Friday 26 November 2010 – Freeplay Performance (13.15): 
'FreePlay’, the inaugural winner of the arts at DIT award, is a 
multidisciplinary multimedia performance, that will happen 
over two lunchtime concerts in the unique surroundings of 
the crypt in Christ Church cathedral.

Saturday 27 November 2010 – Advent Quiet Day (10.00)
An opportunity to explore our spiritual life by walking a labyrinth.
More information can be obtained from Revd Garth Bunting:
01- 6778099 Ext 204 or garth.bunting at

Saturday 27 November 2010 – Christmas Market & Santa in the Crypt (12.00)
Reviving a centuries old tradition of markets in the atmospheric eleventh-century
crypt, we are delighted to be holding our first Christmas market where all sorts
of exciting craft and Christmas goods will be on sale. Santa will be arriving in his
carriage on 27 November and will be taking up residence in his new grotto. Tickets
to visit Santa will be available on the day and prices begin at €15 for one child
and one adult. Entrance to the Christmas market is included in admission to
the cathedral.  Anyone interested in having a stall at the market should contact
lesley-anne at

Wednesday 1 December 2010 – Concert: KISD Choir (13.15)
The KISD Choir from Kermit Texas is a mixed high school choir 
directed by Vicki Pigmon. They will be performing sacred and 
spiritual music for their concert in Christ Church Cathedral. Recent tours
have included St Nicholas’ Cathedral in Prague as well as venues in 
Germany and the Czech Republic. The usual entrance charges will apply.

Wednesday 1 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: €15 for adults, €5 for students (available at the door).

Thursday 2 December 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 December. See the Dublin & Glendalough
Mothers' Union website online at:

Friday 3 December 2010 – 3 Rock Essential (19.30)
The Alternative Christmas Experience. Featuring music by 
the Discovery Gospel Choir and DJ Sam Stott as well as The Fire Guys, 
short films, massive lighting display and Messenger Greg Fromholz.
This event is for secondary school students and older, admission is free.
More information is available from: 

Saturday 4 December 2010 – Christmas Market & Santa in the Crypt (10.00)
More information on the website:

Saturday 4 December 2010 – Concert: Hibernian Orchestra (20.00)
To celebrate their 30th Anniversary Season, the Hibernian Orchestra 
has some exciting performances planned for 2010/2011. They begin
by welcoming guitarist Redmond O’Toole who will perform Joaquin
Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez on his 8-string ‘Brahms’ guitar, 
played in a cello position. O’Toole was one of the first to adopt this
unusual playing style—this is a performance not to be missed. In
addition, they will be performing Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7
and Coriolan Overture. The concert will be conducted by John
Finucane. Tickets available at the door: €15, concessions €12,
children (under 12) €5. To pre-book, please contact:
tickets.hibernianorchestra at

Sunday 5 December 2010 – Concert: St Lucia (18.00)
The Adolf Fredrick Youth Choir from Stockholm will perform 
a traditional Swedish Lucia procession. They will sing both 
International Christmas carols and typical Swedish Christmas 
carols. Premium tickets (€35) include reserved seating and a 
glögg reception in the crypt. These are available from
sccireland at General Tickets (€15.00) available at:

Tuesday 7 December 2010 – Peata Annual Carol Service (13.15)
Peata, the animal therapy charity, hold their annual carol service at
Christ Church Cathedral. More information on peata can be found 
on their website:

Saturday 11 December 2010 – Christmas Market & Santa in the Crypt (10.00)
More information on the website:

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)
Christmas Concert with New Dublin Voices.
More information is available from

Wednesday 15 December 2010 – Cathedral Choir Christmas Concert (20.00)
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 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)
More information on the website:

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)
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. 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.

Friday 24 December 2010 – First Eucharist of the Nativity (23.00)
The dean, the Very Revd Dermot Dunne will preach at this service.

Saturday 25 December 2010 – Festal Eucharist (11.00)
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.
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:

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