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10.07.2018

Heritage Week 2018 at St Patrick’s Cathedral

Heritage Week 2018 at St Patrick’s Cathedral

A very busy programme has been unveiled for Heritage Week 2018 in Saint Patrick’s Cathedral. There will be a variety of activities for all ages in the stunning and ancient cathedral and a week full of music and worship.

 

Jazz Eucharist & Blues Evensong

This Heritage week cathedral personnel are exploring the many forms of worship that have been offered in the cathedral over the last 800 years and the music that has adorned these services. The cathedral’s liturgical offering begins not where you might expect, but with a Jazz Eucharist & a Blue Evensong both sung by The Close Chorale with music by Bob Chilcott (A Little Jazz Mass) and Ian Farrington (The “Blues” Service).

When: 19 August, 11:15–12.30 & 15.15–16.00 Where: Saint Patrick’s Cathedral

Worship Through the Ages

There will be five special choral services charting the Liturgical Heritage of this Ancient House of Prayer right from its foundation in 1191 right up until present day. Full details of music available here. All are welcome.

  • Monday (Compline, marking the Cathedral’s Foundation, 1191) – more details
  • Tuesday (Vespers, marking the foundation of the Cathedral Choir School, 1432) – more details
  • Wednesday (Luther’s Evening Prayer, marking the Reformation, 1517)
  • Thursday (Paddy’s Opera, 1818)
  • Friday (Choral Evensong, 2018)

As with all worship at the cathedral – admission is free and all are welcome.

When: 20–24 August, 17.30 –18.15 Where: Saint Patrick’s Cathedral

The Wondrous Machine: Sounds Symphonic

The six organ symphonies of Louis Vierne were written to showcase the new exciting organs of  visionary organ builder Aristide Cavaillé–Coll in 19th century Paris. Acknowledged as one of the crowning glories of the repertoire, this Heritage Week you can experience all six of these great works performed across four concerts by Cathedral Organist, David Leigh. Sit back and listen as the 4,000 pipes of the magnificent Willis organ fills the Cathedral. All the action from the organ loft is then relayed via a giant screen in the Nave.

Admission is free but registration is recommended.

When: 18, 20, 22 and 24 August, 20.00 – 21.00 Where: Saint Patrick’s Cathedral

Book your place here

Music for Lunch

The popular Music for Lunch recital series takes place in the wonderful surroundings of the Lady Chapel. As always, there is a fabulous line up of musicians and music to see you right through lunch, sadly food not included!

  • Monday 20 August: Áine Balfe (flute) & Stuart Nicholson (piano)
  • Tuesday 21 August: Joanna Kirkwood (flute) & Victoria Green (guitar)
  • Wednesday 22 August: Roderick Elms & Joanna Smith (piano duo)
  • Thursday 23 August: Anne Murnaghan (‘cello) Stuart Nicholson (piano)
  • Friday 24 August: Eoghan Desmond (bass/baritone)

Admission is free but registration is recommended.

When: 20–24 August, 13.00 –14.00 Where: The Lady Chapel, Saint Patrick’s Cathedral

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Bring Out Your Dead, A Burials’ Tour

Join guide Linda Taylor for a fascinating tour of the hidden burials in Saint Patrick’s Cathedral.

Admission is free but registration is required.

When: 20 August, 18.30 – 19.30 Where: Saint Patrick’s Cathedral

Booking your place here

Talk on the Knights of Saint Patrick

Join Cathedral historian, Albert Fenton, for a short talk on the history of the Order of the Knights of St Patrick.

Admission is free but registration is recommended.

When: 22 August, 18.30 – 19.30 Where: Saint Patrick’s Cathedral

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Bell Ringing Tours

Join the Bellringers of Saint Patrick’s Cathedral for an amazing opportunity to see the inside of the tower and to see them in action live.

  • 18 August, 10.00 – 11.00
  • 18 August, 12.00 – 13.00
  • 18 August, 14.00 – 15.00
  • 18 August, 16.00 – 17.00
  • 25 August, 10.00 – 11.00
  • 25 August, 12.00 – 13.00
  • 25 August, 14.00 – 15.00
  • 25 August, 16.00 – 17.00

Admission is free but registration is essential. Spaces limited.

When: 18 and 25 August Where: Saint Patrick’s Cathedral

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Free Guided Tour of the Cathedral

Come along for a free guided tour of the Cathedral with staff members or volunteers.

Admission is free but registration is required.

When: 20–24 August, 15.00 – 16.00 Where: Saint Patrick’s Cathedral

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Family Workshop: Tilemaking

Join family workshop facilitator Katherine McCormack for a fun session in which kids have an opportunity to make their own tiles. Suitable for ages 5–12 years old.

Admission is free but registration is required.

Parents/guardians must remain with children at all times during this workshop, but do not need to book a place for themselves.

When: 20 August, 11.00 – 12.00 Where: Saint Patrick’s Cathedral

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Family Workshop: Exploring Sculpture

Become a sculptor and see the world in 3D! Explore the statues of Saint Patrick and others with artist Anouk Sallansonnet and be inspired to make your own sculpture of Saint Patrick. Suitable for ages 7–14.

Admission is free but registration is required.

Parents/guardians must remain with children at all times during this workshop, but do not need to book a place for themselves.

When: 21 August, 11.00 –12.00 Where: Saint Patrick’s Cathedral

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Family Workshop: Exploring Medieval Life

Join family workshop facilitator Katherine McCormack for a fascinating, hands on workshop exploring life in the medieval cathedral. Suitable for ages 6–12.

Admission is free but registration is required.

Parents/guardians must remain with children at all times during this workshop, but do not need to book a place for themselves.

When: 22 August, 11.00 –12.00 Where: Saint Patrick’s Cathedral

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Cathedral After Hours

Come along for this open evening and explore the Cathedral after hours self guided or take a guided tour with one of our guides.

Admission is free but registration is required.

When: 21 August, 18.30 – 20.30 Where: Saint Patrick’s Cathedral

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Instagram Evening

Visit the Cathedral after hours for a chance to take and share photos of this stunning building. A big screen will show images uploaded using #instacathedral.

Admission is free but registration is required.

When: 23 August, 18.30 – 20.30 Where: Saint Patrick’s Cathedral

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From the Castle to the Cathedral

Weaving the threads: from Swift–ly encounters to a knightly order, Ludovica Neglie will bring you through times and spaces that still haunt us today.

Admission is free but advance booking is essential.

When: 18 August, 14.15 – 16.15 Where: Dublin Castle and Saint Patrick’s Cathedral

Email; DublinCastleEducation@opw.ie