Christ Church (Dublin) Events: 4 - 28 November 2010

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T h u r s d a y  4  -  S u n d a y  2 8  N o v e m b e r  2 0 1 0

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

Thursday 4 November 2010
  11.15 - Mothers' Union Service
Saturday 13 November 2010
  12.45 - Eucharist for Archbishop's Course
Sunday 14 November 2010
  15.30 - Service of Light for the Cancer Society of Ireland
Thursday 18 November 2010
  20.00 - Concert: Irish Baroque Orchestra
Saturday 20 November 2010
  10.30 - Church of Ireland Historical Society (-16.00)
Sunday 21 November 2010
  17.00 - Irish Eucharist
Saturday 27 November 2010
  10.00 - Advent Preparation Quiet Day (-16.00)
  20.00 - Concert: Dublin Symphony Orchestra
Sunday 28 November 2010
  17.00 - Advent Procession


Thursday 4 November 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 4 November. See the Dublin & Glendalough
Mothers' Union website online at:

Saturday 13 November 2010 - Eucharist for Archbishop's Course (12.45)
A midday eucharist will take place for those participating on Saturday
13 November in the Archbishop's Course in Theology, which takes
place at Christ Church this Autumn. Further details of the course
are available online on the cathedral website at:

Sunday 14 November 2010 - Cancer Society Evensong (15.30)
The work of the Cancer Society of Ireland (1963-2010), will form
a 'Celebration of Life' as part of choral evensong on Sunday 14
November 2010 at 3.30pm, where the guest speaker will be Mr
Michael Murphy, a newscaster for RTÉ. Sung by the cathedral
choir, the music will include Richard Lloyd 'View me Lord', Pott
'O Lord Support us', Clements 'Come my way, my truth, my life'
and Radcliffe 'God be in my Head'.

Thursday 18 November 2010 - Irish Baroque Orchestra Concert (20.00)
The Irish Baroque Orchestra Chamber Soloists present a concert
of 'The Three Fiddlers' featuring Monica Huggett (artistic director),
Claire Duff and Emilia Benjamin. This concert celebrates the acoustic
perfection of the four-stringed fiddle which acquired such a rich repertoire
in the seventeenth-century, and presents the best of the three-violin
works concluding with the Vivaldi's jubilant homage to his favourite
instrument. The programme will include works by Bach, Bertali, Castello,
Marini, Pachelbel, Purcell and Vivaldi. Tickets are 20 & 15 euro
(concessions 16 & 12 euro) and are available online at:

Saturday 20 November 2010 - Church of Ireland Historical Society (10.30-)
The Church of Ireland Historical Society will meet in the chapter room of
Christ Church on Sunday 20 November beginning with registration at
10.30 and concluding at about 4.00pm. The programme will include Tadhg
Ó hAnnracháin speaking on 'The Church of Ireland and the native Irish in
plantation Ulster', Mark Empey on the Protestant contribution to Gaelic
culture in the seventeenth century, Susan Parkes on sources for the history
of Irish education in the nineteenth century, and Eimhin Walsh on the Church
of Ireland in China. All are welcome, and invited to become members. The
society meets twice a year alternatively in the Public Library in Armagh
and Christ Church in Dublin. Please direct queries to the Honorary
Secretary, Adrian Empey, telephone +353-1-4055056 or e-mail: 
adrianempey at Further details of the Church of Ireland
Historical Society day available online at:

Sunday 21 November 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:

Saturday 27 November 2010 - Advent Preparation Quiet Day (10.00-16.00)
As part of the development of a spirituality programme at the cathedral
Saturday 27 November will be devoted as an Advent Preparation quiet day
from 10.00-12.00, then repeated from 14.00-16.00. The day will explore
prayer through walking in a labyrinth located in the south transept. The
labyrinth will remain there throughout Advent and all are welcome to use it.
Further details available shortly at:

Saturday 27 November 2010 - Dublin Symphony Orchestra Concert (20.00)
The Dublin Symphony Orchestra begins its Autumn season with a concert
at Christ Church on Saturday 27 November at 8.00pm which will pay tribute
to Aloys Fleischmann in this the 100th anniversary year of his birth.
Conducted by Fergus O'Carroll, and led by Aveen McEntee, the programme
will include: Aloys Fleischmann 'Overture ‘The Four Masters’', Beethoven
'Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 73 ‘Emperor’' with Silvan
Negrutiu as soloist, and Dvorak 'Symphony No. 8 in G major, Op. 88'.
Tickets are 18 and 15 Euro (concessions). Details on the DSO website:

Sunday 28 November 2010 - Advent Procession (17.00)
Sung by the cathedral choir and cathedral girls' choir,
the candlelit Advent procession forms a dramatic turning
point in the yearly liturgical cycle of the church. Music at
the service will include Boles 'Adam lay Y Bounden', Britten
'Hymn to the Virgin', Bruckner 'Virge Jesse', Goldschmidt
'A Tender Shoot', Manz 'E'en so Lord Jesus' and Praetorius
'Magnificat Quinti Toni'. All are most welcome to attend.
Further details available shortly at:

BéAL FESTIVAL (3 - 4 November 2010)
... sometimes a word will start it ...

David Bremner, a former organ scholar of both Christ Church
and St Patrick's cathedral (2002-3) and Elizabeth Hilliard have
co-curated a festival of music and poetry. Through four events,
twelve works of music (nine of them specially written) will be
placed side-by-side with readings by performance poets from
the experimental wing of contemporary poetry. Come and explore
with us the strange territory where text and music meet. Our
concerts will be vivid occasions with text-inspired artworks
scattered throughout the space: new connections will emerge,
the fascinating capacity of words to be both pure sound and a
means of communication will be treated intensively – by a host
of fantastic living composers from Ireland and further afield.

Further details of the Béal Festival are online here:

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 OCTOBER 2010:

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