St Ann’s Dawson Street – Choir Auditions

**The Church of Ireland parish of St Ann’s, Dawson Street, Dublin 2 are inviting singers of all parts to audition for the church choir.**
St Ann’s employs a professional chamber choir to sing it’s Sunday morning service. The choir sings a broad repertoire of traditional Anglican church music at the alternating Eucharist and Matins services on Sundays at 10.45am.
Ideal candidates will have experience of singing in a church choir, have a committed attitude towards the choir, have good sight-reading ability, and a voice that blends well in a small ensemble.
Auditions will take place on the afternoon of Sunday 21st March. Please contact the Director of Music, Charles Marshall, for details of the audition process and renumeration level.
Phone: 087 975 2017

Christmas Music

5.00pm, Sunday, 30th November
Advent Procession

Byrd Vigilate
Boles Adam lay y bounden
Piccolo Jesus Christ the apple tree
Goldschmidt A tender shoot
Parsons Ave Maria
Esquivel Veni Domine
Magnificat Noble in B minor
Weelkes Hosanna to the Son of David
Arr. Llewellyn Fum fum fum
Voluntary: Reger ‘Improvisation’; from Sonata No. 2 in D Minor
8.00pm, Wednesday, 10th December
Carols at Christ Church – Concert

4.00pm, Wednesday, 17th December
Live Broadcast of Choral Evensong on BBC Radio 3

Introit: Boles Adam Lay Ybounden
Walsh, Preces and Responses
Canticles: Howells Gloucester Service
Psalms 42, 43
Anthem: Maw Evening Hymn
Final anthem: Alan Smith There is No Rose
Voluntary: Durufle
3.30pm, Sunday, 21st December
Service of Lessons and Carols

arr. Parshall Enniscorthy Carol [IN IRISH]
Arr. Chilcott Gaudete
Bax (arr. Dawkes) There is no Rose
Tavener The Lamb
Palestrina O magnum mysterium
Arr. Chilcott Sussex carol
Walker Adam lay y bounden
Nelson Out of your sleep
Voluntary: Briggs Sortie on ‘In Dulci Jubilo’
8.00pm, Monday, 22nd December
Service of Nine Lessons and Carols

Walker Adam lay y bounden
arr. Parshall Enniscorthy Carol [IN IRISH]
Bax (arr. Dawkes) There is no Rose
S. Jackson Noel nouvelet
Nelson Out of your sleep
Tavener The Lamb
Arr. Chilcott Lully lulla
Warlock Bethlehem Down (arr.Hill)
Arr. Chilcott Gaudete
Arr. Chilcott Sussex carol
Handel And the glory
Arr. Hill Rocking
Tavener Christmas Proclamation
Voluntary: Briggs Sortie on ‘In Dulci Jubilo’

Rivelin Singers

Rivelin SingersGot home late last night from the singing week in Chester Cathedral, and have spent this evening uploading a few photos I took of the choir and cathedral itself.
It was an amazing week, singing all of the daily services in the cathedral, for the week 4th-10th August. We also received some really fantastic comments from the clergy and congregation; making us feel very welcome, and our efforts deeply appreciated.
On a personal note, I met some lovely people and made new friends. I’m just sorry the week had to come to an end. I guess I’ll just have to be patient and look forward to the next gathering of the Rivelin Singers.
Flickr album: Rivelin Singers – Chester Cathedral 2008

Chester Singing Week

Photo of Chester Cathedral, taken by DeathwavesTomorrow lunchtime I’m due to catch a plane over to England, to join a group called the Rivelin Singers in a singing week in Chester Cathedral. We are singing all the daily services throughout the week; deputising for the cathedral choir, who are on their summer break.
I’ve never sung with this particular group before, but I know the choir’s director Fraser Wilson very well. He’s a former organ scholar of Christ Church, and is now the Director of Music at St Bartholomew’s Church, Ballsbridge, Dublin.
The pattern of the week seems to be a morning of rehearsals, then some time off after lunch, a final rehearsal in the cathedral, and then Evensong. We then have our evenings spare to explore and enjoy Chester’s night-life. As such, it seems to be a similar format to the RSCM summer courses I used to attend.
Anyway, I’m very much looking forward to my trip away. The Christ Church Cathedral choir have been on holiday for 3 weeks now, and I’ve been missing the opportunity to sing on a regular basis.