Christmas Services at the Cathedral 2018
November 29, 2017 Posted in:
Sunday 2 December at 15.15
ADVENT PROCESSION by CANDLELIGHT
The Advent Procession is one of the year’s most dramatic services which moves from darkness to light. Words and music focus on the Advent theme of light in darkness, hope in despair, and a new relationship with God in Christ. Sung by the Cathedral Choir (Schola & Men’s voices).
Sunday 9 December at 15.15
A CEREMONY OF CAROLS
Harpist Andrea Malir joins Schola Patricii for their annual performance of Britten’s beautiful A Ceremony of Carols.
Sunday 16 December at 15.15
The service of Carols for All is an opportunity to join in the Church of Ireland’s rich musical tradition of congregational singing, led by the Choir and accompanied by the Cathedral’s majestic organ. Early arrival is advised – suitable for all ages, children especially welcome. Sung by the Cathedral Choristers (Boys’ & Girls’ voices) and the Gentlemen of the Cathedral Choir.
Sunday 23 December at 15.15
Christmas Eve at 16.00*
NINE LESSONS & CAROLS
The Service of Nine Lessons and Carols provide us with rich and elaborate music performed by the Cathedral Choir who use their skills to catch us up in a resounding chorus of praise to God. (NB entry into the service on Christmas Eve is by ticket only). Sung by the Cathedral Choir (Boys’ and Men’s voices).
Christmas Day at 11.15
CHORAL EUCHARIST with CAROLS
Christians, awake! Salute the happy morn, whereon the Saviour of the world was born!
Join us this Christmas Day for a Service of Choral Eucharist with readings from Holy Scripture, congregational carols & anthems led by the Cathedral Choir (Boys’ & Men’s voices)
Sunday 6 January at 15.15
EPIPHANY PROCESSION by CANDLELIGHT
Join the Wise Men as they make their journey to visit Jesus in this moving and beautiful service which follows the story of Jesus from his birth through to his childhood and on to his adult life. Some of the most beautiful music of the year is sung by the Cathedral choir in this popular and special service.
Sunday 6 January at 18.30
LA NATIVITÉ DU SEIGNEUR
Messiaen’s organ meditation on the mystery of the birth of Christ, interspersed with readings and prayers. Performed by Cathedral Organist, David Leigh.