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Events at Truro Cathedral

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Truro Cathedral Spring 2014 Listing

Truro Theological Society dates 2014

Mothers' Union Programme 2014



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Events at the Cathedral 2014

This Calendar is published as a guide to activities and events happening at the Cathedral during 2014.

These events may be subject to alteration. For up-to-date information about events please contact the Cathedral Office (01872 276782).

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Monday 3

10-5pm

Climate Change Exhibition linking into Carbon Fast (through Lent)

Wednesday 5

12.30pm

Lent Gospel Reading from St Matthew (Monday-Saturday, not Thursdays) through Lent until Easter.

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APRIL

Friday 4

1.10pm

Free lunchtime organ recitalgiven by Clive Ellison (St Agnes, Cornwall)

Friday 4

7.30pm

Cristina Ortiz, “A lioness of the piano”

The inaugural concert on Truro Cathedral’s new Yamaha concert grand piano

Cristina Ortiz enjoys a career as a celebrated concert pianist who is equally at home in solo, concerto and chamber music. She has played with most of the world’s great symphony orchestras, including the Berliner Philharmoniker, Wiener Philharmoniker, Chicago Symphony, Philharmonia and Royal Concertgebouw orchestras, amongst many others. Beyond the platform, she has recorded some thirty albums featuring a wide range of repertoire on EMI Classics, Decca, Collins Classics, and most recently on Intrada, Naxos and BIS.T

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Tickets costing £12 (students £6 and under 18s free) are available from the Events Team at the Cathedral Office, 14 St Mary's Street, Truro
E-mail events@trurocathedral.org.uk
Tel: 01872 245010

Saturday 5

12-2pm

Children’s Messy Table Free fun for families and children

Saturday 5

From 5pm

Hope Cornwall Celebration Service of everything that has been achieved as a result of Hope Cornwall’s term of mission in Spring 2014. There will be a service from 6 – 7.30pm to which all are welcome to attend. Prior to this, from 5pm, there will be an opportunity for people to come and hear, in more detail, about some of the different projects that were initiated. More info on www.hopecornwall.com

Sunday 6

6pm

RSCM Come and Sing Stainer’s Crucifixion with rehearsals at 3.30pm and performance at 6pm. See www.rscmcornwall.co.uk for details.

 

Monday 7

11am

Guided Tours of the cathedral begin

If you would like to book a tour for your group or organisation, please call 01872 276782 or email info@trurocathedral.org.uk 

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Monday 7

10-5pm

Easter Fun for Children and Families Enjoy a visit to the Cathedral with trails and different drop-in craft activities (All free). Runs until 19th April (excluding 17th & 18th).

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Wednesday 9

From 10am

Friends' Coffee Morning in the Pearson Room (10-Noon) All welcome

Friday 11

1.10pm

Free lunchtime organ recital given by Ben Comeau (Girton College, Cambridge)

Saturday 12

1pm

Capella Duriensis Informal lunchtime Concert A Portuguese vocal ensemble that specialises in training young singers to a professional level. A musical programme that includes music from early medieval to the modern day. Free with a collection

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Capella Duriensis are also giving a concert the following day (Sunday 13 April) in St Germans Priory see www.stgermanspriory.info

Saturday 12

7.30pm

Cornwall Youth Orchestra Concert

Angus Webster and Tim Boulton, conductors, Edward Francis-Smith, solo double bass. Programme includes Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man, Elfman: Spiderman, Koussevitsky: Concerto for Double Bass, Dvorák: The Water Goblin op.107 and Borodin: Symphony no.2

Tickets £6 and £1 for under 21s available on the door

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HOLY WEEK

AND EASTER

Join us at Easter as we celebrate Christ’s ultimate triumph over death. There are a variety of services to which you are warmly invited. Most are choral, sung by the Cathedral Choir. A full list of services over the period can be downloaded from our website.

Sunday 13

10am

Palm Sunday Service A donkey carrying Jesus triumphantly into Jerusalem is not only the focus of this service but also foreshadows the dramatic events of the forthcoming week.

Sunday 13

After worship

Palm Sunday Carvery Lunch in the Cathedral Restaurant must pre-book on 01872 245011 or functions@trurocathedral.org.uk

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Sunday 13

6pm

The St Matthew Passion by J S Bach Join St Mary’s Singers and orchestra for this liturgical performance of one of the greatest choral works ever written. (Free with retiring collection)

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Sunday 13

8pm

Open to Question– An informal opportunity to reflect on issues of Faith with Rev Canon Dr Stephen Dawes in the Pearson Room.

Monday 14, Tuesday 15 & Wednesday 16

7pm

Sung Eucharist for Holy Week sung by the Gentlemen of the Cathedral Choir.

Thursday 17

10.30am

Diocesan Chrism Eucharist

Thursday 17

3.30pm

Mothers’ Union Meeting with talk from Bob Girvan of the Truro Food Bank.       

Thursday 17

7pm

Maundy Thursday’s Eucharist of the Last Supper With the Cathedral Choir singing Byrd’s Mass for Five Voices and Ave verum corpus, followed by the Vigil and Watch of Prayer.

Friday 18

10am

The Good Friday Service   The events of Good Friday unfold in this moving service of solemn music and intense drama, including the St John Passion by Victoria and the Reproaches by Sanders.

Friday 18

12 noon

The Three-Hour Devotion with the Ven Bill Stuart-White, Archdeacon of Cornwall

Please come and go as appropriate.

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Friday 18

5.30pm

Good Friday Evensong.  A dignified, quiet service, with plainsong and music by Byrd and Lotti.

Sunday 20

5.30am

The Dawn Service.  A real treat for the early-birds! Experience an exciting dawn as we celebrate the coming of the new Light of Christ with the Plainsong music of the Missa de Angelis.

Sunday 20

10am

The Easter Festival Service. The full drama of this day is played out in music and symbol at this service. The Choir sings Mozart’s Coronation Mass together with anthems by Charles Wood and James MacMillan. Bishop Tim to preach

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Sunday 20

After service

Easter Day Lunch Delicious one (£9.40) two (£13.95) or three (£15.95) course roast lunch in the Cathedral Restaurant. Must pre-book on 01872 245011.

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Sunday 20

4pm

Easter Day Evensong. The final service of the day, when music sung by the Cathedral Choir will include the great anthem Ye Choirs of New Jerusalem by Stanford.

Sunday 20

10-5pm

An exhibition of icons by Monica Thornton. Including some time writing an icon in the cathedral. (until 9 May) Free.

Monday 21

9.30am

BANK HOLIDAY Cathedral opens at 9.30am

Friday 25

1.10pm

Free lunchtime organ recitalgiven by Jonny AlIsop (London)

Sunday 27

6pm

A Service of Remembrance and Thanksgiving for Hospice and Nursing Services in Cornwall

Tuesday 29

5.30pm

Solemn Eucharist of Mark the Evangelist

Wednesday 30

5.30pm

Solemn First Evensong of Philip and James, Apostles

MAY

Thursday 1

5.30pm

Solemn Eucharist of Philip and James, Apostles

Friday 2

1pm

Free lunchtime organ recitalgiven by Michael Edwards (Truro, Cornwall)

Saturday 3

12-2pm

Messy Table for families and children. Free art and craft activities

Monday 5

9.30am

BANK HOLIDAY Cathedral opens at 9.30am

Wednesday 7

5.30pm

Solemn First Evensong of St Michael, Protector of Cornwall

Thursday 8

5.30pm

Solemn Eucharist of St Michael, Protector of Cornwall

Friday 9

1.10pm

Free lunchtime organ recital given by Claire Alsop (St Mary Redcliffe, Bristol)

Friday 9

7.30pm

The Sixteen: 2014 Choral Pilgrimage  The Sixteen and Harry Christophers revisit the golden age of renaissance polyphony with a stunning programme of music by English composers John Sheppard, Richard Davy and William Mundy. Tickets can be booked locally from Hall For Cornwall, 01872 262466, www.hallforcornwall.co.uk or National Box Office 01904 651485l www.ncem.co.uk

Saturday 10

1pm

Camborne Ladies Choir Informal lunchtime Concert

Saturday 10

6pm

Diocesan Confirmation Service

Sunday 11

2pm

Remember Our Child Service A service for families and friends to remember and celebrate the lives of children who have died. All welcome. (contact the Cathedral Office for details 01872 276782)

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Sunday 11

8pm

Open to Question – An informal opportunity to reflect on issues of Faith with Rev Canon Dr Stephen Dawes in the Pearson Room.

Tuesday 13

5.30pm

Solemn First Evensong of St Matthias

Tuesday 13

7 for 7.30pm start

Truro Theological Society Lecture: The Breadth of Salvation

Rethinking the wider hope and the urgency of the Gospel given by Professor Tom Greggs, (University of Aberdeen) £4 on the door of the Chapter House.

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Wednesday 14

From 10am

Friends' Coffee Morning in the Pearson Room (10-Noon) All welcome

Thursday 15

7.30pm

Mothers’ Union meeting with Canon Lynda Barley TBC

Friday 16

1.10pm

Free lunchtime organ recital given by Simon Dunbavand (Newquay)

Saturday 17

11-2pm

Messy Table for families and children. Free art and craft activities

Sunday 18

All day

Friends of Truro Cathedral AGM with Eucharist see www.friendsoftrurocathedral.org.uk

Sunday 18

After worship

Fairtrade Table

Sunday 18

4pm

Evensong and Installation of Canons

Friday 23

1.10pm

Free lunchtime organ recital given by Ben Horden (Ripon Cathedral)

Friday 23

10-5pm

Helstonbury Exhibition An exhibition highlighting the work of this local charity to bring music to young people. See www.helstonbury.com (to 4 June)

24-30 May

11-3pm

Half-Term Fun for Children and Families with lots of free art and craft activities including children’s trails.

Monday 26

BANK HOLIDAY Cathedral opens at 9.30am

Thursday 29

5.30pm

Solemn Eucharist of Ascension Day

Friday 30

1.10pm

Free lunchtime organ recital given by Tak Chow (London)

Saturday 31

From 10am

Waymark Event with Bishop Christopher Goldsmith, Bishop of St Germans.