Diocesan Notices: 7th March 2012

Posted 7th March 2012 in Diocesan Notices

From the Dublin Diocesan Noticeboard.

Bach St Matthew’s Passion: The Dublin Bach Singers, The Palestrina Choir, St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral Girls’ Choir and The Dublin Bach Singers, are joining forces with the Orchestra of St Cecilia and an impressive line up of soloists (including current and past alumni of the Opera Theatre Company’s Young Artists’ programme), under the baton of Blánaid Murphy, to perform one of the timeless masterworks of choral music: J.S. Bach’s St. Matthew Passion. This towering masterpiece, the ultimate depiction of the torture and crucifixion of Jesus Christ, will be performed at St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, Marlborough Street, Dublin 1 on Sunday 25th March (Part 1: 4.30pm-6pm, Part Two: 8pm-10pm). Tickets are €25 and are available from www.centralticketbureau.com, the Pro-Cathedral Office (01-8745441) or on the door.

Events at Orlagh: There are a number of events taking place at Orlagh in the coming weeks.
Saturday, March 10th (10.00-4. 30, with the option of Mass at 4.30): Our monthly “Day for Yourself” will focus on an issue that is a concern for many in these times: Holding on to our ideals in difficult times. It will give participants an opportunity to identify the supports and resources available to them. The day will be led by Dr. Bernadette Toal and Fr. John Byrne OSA. €50.
Sunday, March 11th (10.00-5.00, including Mass): Sean Goan with conduct his annual Lenten Scripture Day on the theme Eucharistic Community in John-”I am the vine, you are the branches”. The theme is a very appropriate one as we prepare for the International Eucharistic Congress later this year. €55.
Tuesday evenings, March 13th, 20, 27 (7.30-9.30 pm): THE PSALMS-Poetry of the Heart. Sr. Carmel McCarthy RSM will share her knowledge and love of the psalms over three Tuesday evenings. €10 each evening.
To book for any of these events contact Fr. John Byrne OSA, Orlagh, Old Court Road, Dublin 16. Tel (01) 495 8190; Email info@orlagh.ie Website www.orlagh.ie

Time Out! The Presentation Brothers are holding a weekend of reflection and information for men interested in a religious vocation: 11am Sat. 31st March - 2pm Sun. 1st April at Presentation Brothers, Glasthule. Full details from Br Anthony at vocation@PresentationBrothers.org or 021-4304975. Visit www.PresentationBrothers.org

Dublin County Choir, Presents Antonin Dvorak Requiem: with the orchestra of St. Cecilia. Conducted by Colin Block. John Dexter, Organist and Chorus Master. Sunday April 1st at 8.00pm at the National Concert Hall, Earlsfort Terrace. Tickets available from www.nch.ie

B.E. - Beginning Experience: B.E. is a support group for those coping with the pain of loss This is a healing ministry, which helps to resolve the grief that goes with the end of a marriage or relationship. Next residential weekend will be held on 4th 6th May in Emmaus Retreat Centre, Swords, Co Dublin. For further information please contact 01-6790556 or email bedublin@gmail.com

CODETTA Choir: Internationally acclaimed chamber choir CODETTA (based in Derry) are in concert in St Patricks Church, Celbridge, on Saturday 10th March. Directed by Donal Doherty, their programme will include Agnus Dei (Samuel Barber), Christus Vincit (James MacMillan), Ave Maria (Tomás Luis de Victoria), as well as Spirituals such as Witness and The Battle of Jericho. CODETTA will be joined by mezzo-soprano Sharon Carty (Celbridge native, now based in Germany), by renowned organist Dr John O’Keefe (director of Choral Music at NUI Maynooth), and by St Patrick’s Parish Senior Choir. The concert begins at 8 pm, and tickets are available locally or at the door @ €10.

St Mary’s Haddington Road: Concert of Sacred Music- Stabat Mater in settings by Pergolesi and Vivaldi, performed by the Cambiata Baroque Ensemble, directed by Niall Kinsella, Helene Hutchinson Soprano, Jennifer Hughes Mezzo Soprano. Sunday 11 March at 6.30 pm. Tickets €10 with a concession rate of €8. Tickets available at the door.

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