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Call and Response Creative Lenten Reflection Programme Begins at Christ Church Cathedral


As part of Christ Church Cathedral’s Lenten programme this year they are offering a space for creative consideration of the questions that abound in our lives, space for reflection and space to respond in prayer in different ways.

Running from March 4 to April 5 2017, artists will be working in Christ Church Cathedral to invite, collect and pose questions as part of our Lenten journey. The series begins with a quiet morning on Saturday March 4 from 10.00 am to 1.00 pm. It continues on Wednesday evenings from 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm. Stop for just a little while or stay for the whole evening. All are welcome, no advance booking required. The sessions are free of charge and donations are welcome.

Saturday, 4 March

‘Giving Voice’?10:00 am – 1:00 pm

For this quiet morning we will open up our voices physically through voice and breath work and meditatively through taking time to become aware of and contemplate the questions we carry. Free of charge; donations welcome. Advance booking recommended. Contact the office on 01 677 8099 or welcome@christchurch.ie.

Wednesday, 8 March

Working with input from the ‘Giving Voice’ Quiet Morning, Maria and Rachel will be collaborating on development of a score in designated areas of the cathedral, with visitors welcome to listen in or to make additional contribution to the sound scape. Elsewhere in the cathedral creative prayers spaces and the labyrinth will be available for quiet reflection.

Wednesday, 15 March

Contemplative music, creative prayer spaces and labyrinth will be available for quiet reflection. Two sessions of lectio divina, meditative reading of scripture, will take place, at 7:30 and 8:15 pm, led by the Dean, the Very Revd Dermot Dunne.

Wednesday, 22 March

Rachel and Maria will continue their work in development of a score and choreography reflecting on the project themes. Creative prayers spaces and the labyrinth will be available for quiet reflection.

Wednesday, 29 March

This session will focus particularly on the use of sound within the acoustic setting of the crypt. Two short periods of lectio divina, meditative reading of scripture, will take place, at 7:30 and 8:15 pm, led by the Dean, the Very Revd Dermot Dunne.

Wednesday, 5 April

This evening we will share in an act of worship together with liturgy developed out of the creative process of the previous weeks. Doors open at 7:00 pm, service begins at 7:30 pm.

Each session runs 7:00–9:00 pm.?Stop for just a little while or stay for the whole evening. All are welcome, no advance booking required. Free of charge. Donations welcome.

‘Call and Response’ Conveners

Rachel Austin is a singer, songwriter, sound artist and voice teacher with over 10 years of experience across a wide range of styles including jazz, rock, punk and folk. Rachel lived and worked in Belfast for a number of years and has studied at Mills College in Oakland, CA, as well as completing artist–in– residence fellowships in Austria and Germany.

Maria Nilson Waller is a dance artist and choreographer. Based in Dublin, she creates as an independent artist, dividing her work between Ireland and Sweden, often in close collaboration with dancers, musicians, film artists and photographers. Maria has received commissions from Galway Dance Days, Dublin City Council and Estrad Norr.

Abigail Sines is Dean’s Vicar in Christ Church Cathedral. As part of the cathedral’s Spirituality Programme, she seeks to make space for creative responses to Biblical texts and themes throughout the seasons in the church year.

Date: 2017-03-04
Start: Various Times
Cost: Free
Venue: Christ Church Cathedral

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