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Events at Truro Cathedral

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Events at the Cathedral 2015

This Calendar is published as a guide to activities and events happening at the Cathedral during 2015.

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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July 2015

Exhibition of the Truro Cathedral Calendar - A display of photographs from our 2016 calendar (continues during summer). Free

Friday 3

9:30am-11:30am

Crafty Fridays! Knitting & Crochet Group – Bring along your projects and enjoy a relaxed morning of knitting or crochet. Open to all ages and abilities. Julie Cowan from Truro Wool will be on hand to help and support. No need to book, just come along with your needles or hooks. £3.50 including tea and biscuits. (Also 10, 17, 24, 31 July) click here for poster

Friday 3

1:10pm

Organ recital by Oliver Bret (Sydney Cathedral) - Free with retiring collection. click here for details

Friday 3

7:30pm

Ordination of Deacons

Saturday 4

10:30am

Ordination of Priests

Saturday 4

12:30pm-2pm

Messy Table Fun for families and children Free

Saturday 4

5pm

Full peal attempt

Sunday 5

4pm

Solemn First Evensong of Thomas the Apostle sung by Truro Cathedral Choir

Tuesday 7

5:30pm

Evensong sung by Truro Cathedral Choir and Dulwich College Choir

Wednesday 8

10am

Friends' Coffee Morning in the Pearson Room (10-11:30am) All welcome

Friday 10

1:10pm

Organ recital by James Drinkwater (Clifton College) - Free with retiring collection. click here for details

Friday 10

7:30pm

A Poldark Murder Mystery Evening

Murder in the Cathedral? T'aintright, t'aintfair, t'aintfit, t'aintproper!

Betrayal, treachery and deceit will descend on Truro Cathedral as our Murder Mystery Evening guests set about solving the crime of the 18th Century. Tensions will mount and suspicions will run high as the evening unravels… was it Jud and Prudie? What about George or Captain Blamey? Surely it could never be Ross and Demelza…? Characters will be allocated to everyone in advance so we look forward to welcoming you in full costume. Evening includes a pasty tea, musical entertainment and the chance to dance. Teams of  are encouraged, although not essential. A bar offering a selection of wines, beers and, of course, mead will be available. Tickets are just £18.50 each via events@trurocathedral.org.uk or 01872 276782. click here to download poster

Sunday 12

Noon

Sunday Carvery in the Cathedral Restaurant Enjoy a one course (£8.95) or two course (£10.95) delicious meal. Please pre-book by calling 01872 245011 or e-mailing catering@trurocathedral.org.uk

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Sunday 12

4pm

Evensong with Valediction of Choristers and Scholars sung by Truro Cathedral Choir

Sunday 12

7:30pm

World Premiere Performance of The Online Orchestra.

This premiere performance of The Online Orchestra will connect three venues around Cornwall: Five Islands School on the Isles of Scilly; Mullion School on the Lizard peninsula; and Truro Cathedral. The Cathedral will house a string group and a female vocal group, a brass section will be in Mullion, and a flute section will play from the Scilly Isles.The Online Orchestra is a research project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) that asks how we can use the internet to give children and amateur musicians who live in remote communities around the country the same opportunities to play in an orchestra as those who live in larger towns and cities. This exciting event is in association with the Philharmonia Orchestra and soloists are Philippa Mo and Aleks Kolkowski. Visit www.onlineorchestra.com to find out more. This exciting event is free to attend.

Sunday 12

8pm

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

Monday 13 (until Sunday 19)

Visiting Choir: choral services this week are sung by Loughborough Endowed Schools Choir see monthly music lists in the Cathedral or the Cathedral website for further details

Tuesday 14 (until Tuesday 28)

 

Exhibition by Penn Morcom-Webb, partially sighted local artist, raising funds for Eysight Cornwall. Free. All welcome.

EXHIBITION POSTPONED UNTIL LATER IN THE YEAR

Tuesday 14

1pm

Informal concert by St Buryan Academy Primary School – Free with retiring collection.

Tuesday 14

6-8pm

Knitting & Crochet Guild of Cornwall – If you enjoy knitting or crochet, why not grab your needles and hooks and come along to enjoy a relaxing evening working on your latest project in the company of fellow yarn lovers. Wendy Poole from the Guild of Knitters will be on hand to help. Takes place on the first Tuesday of every month in the Cathedral Restaurant. Just £3.50 including tea and biscuits.  click here for poster

Thursday 16

2pm

Mothers Union Meeting in the Pearson Room.

Thursday 16 1.10pm

Organ recital by Jonathan Eyre (Bradford Cathedral) - Free with retiring collection. click here for details

Friday 17

1:10pm

Organ recital by Jonathan Ryan (USA) - Free with retiring collection. click here for details

Saturday 18

1pm

Informal concert by Four Tunes Saxophone Quartet – Free with retiring collection.

Sunday 19

11.30am

Fairtrade Table after Morning Eucharist in North Transept

Monday 20

8am-5:30pm

Please note we would not recommend general public visit the Cathedral today due to the Exeter University Graduation Ceremony taking place.

Monday 20

6:30pm

Friends’ Annual Boat Trip – Truro to St Mawes and home again, with pasties on-board. £15.00 per head. Information on the Friends’ Board in the Cathedral.

Tuesday 21

1pm

Informal concert by Jonathan Delbridge (piano) - Free with retiring collection. 

Friday 24

1:10pm

Organ recital by James Orford (Truro Cathedral)- Free with retiring collection. click here for details

Saturday 25

11am-2pm

Messy Table Fun for families and children Free

Saturday 25

1pm

Informal concert by the Trengilly Singers – Free with retiring collection.

Sunday 26

10am

4pm

Visiting Choir: services today are sung by The Choir of St John the Baptist, Devizes see monthly music lists in the Cathedral or the Cathedral website for further details

Monday 27 (until Sunday 2 August)

Visiting Choir: choral services this week are sung by Sine Nomine see monthly music lists in the Cathedral or the Cathedral website for further details

Monday 27

(until 2 September)

10am-5pm Mon-Sat & 12pm-4pm Sun

Summer Fun at Truro Cathedral. Free trails and various arts and crafts activities for all the family taking place throughout the holidays. click here for poster

Monday 27

5:30pm

First Evensong of Samson, Bishop, Missionary sung by visiting choir, Sine Nomine

Tuesday 28

5.30pm

Solemn Eucharist of Samson, Bishop, Missionary sung by visiting choir, Sine Nomine

Wednesday 29

9am-6pm

Pirate FM broadcasting live from High Cross

Wednesday 29

7:30pm

Organ concert by John Hosking, Assistant Director of Music at St Asaph Cathedral in Wales - Born in Cornwall, John studied the organ with Peter Jolley and David Briggs before moving to London to take up the organ scholarship at the Royal Parish Church of St Martin-in-the-Fields, continuing his studies with Martin Baker. A prizewinning student at the Royal College of Music, John held positions at Westminster Abbey and Lincoln Cathedral before coming to Truro Cathedral as Acting Assistant Organist in 2000. He made his recital debut at Notre-Dame Cathedral, Paris, earlier this year.

Tickets £10 (Students £5, U18s free) on the door.

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Friday 31

1:10pm

Organ recital by Luke Bond (Truro Cathedral) - Free with retiring collection. click here for details

August 2015

Exhibition of the Truro Cathedral Calendar - A display of photographs from our 2016 calendar (continues during summer). Free

Until 2 September

10am-5pm Mon-Sat & 12pm-4pm Sun

Summer Fun at Truro Cathedral. Free trails and various arts and crafts activities for all the family taking place throughout the holidays.

Saturday 1

10:30am-3:30pm

Embroiderers’ Guild National Stitch Day Demonstrations Free.

Saturday 1

Noon-2pm

Messy Table Fun for families and children Free

Saturday 1

1pm

Informal concert by Sine Nomine, visiting choir – Free with retiring collection

Sunday 2

12:30pm

Meditational Dance Experience the joy and spirituality of the dance as we

‘step into silence’ and make connections with our inner selves. All welcome.

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Monday 3

7:30pm

Concert by the St Endellion Festival Orchestra and Chorus: ‘The Creation’ by Haydn - As part of the 2015 Summer Festival, the St Endellion Festival Orchestra and Choir will once again return to Truro Cathedral for their annual performance.

Conductor: Martyn Brabbins

Soprano: Rachel Nicholls

Tenor: Mark Padmore

Baritone: Matthew Brook

Baritone: Marcus Farnsworth

Tickets £15-£25 from the Hall For Cornwall Box Office: 01872 262466 or www.hallforcornwall.co.uk

Tuesday 4 (until Sunday 9)

Visiting Choir: choral services this week are sung by Keble Choir see monthly music lists in the Cathedral or the Cathedral website for further details

Wednesday 5

5.30pm

First Evensong of the Transfiguration of our Lord sung by visiting choir, Keble Choir

Thursday 6

5.30pm

Solemn Eucharist of the Transfiguration of our Lord sung by visiting choir, Keble Choir

Friday 7

9:30am-11:30am

Crafty Fridays! Knitting & Crochet Group – Bring along your projects and enjoy a relaxed morning of knitting or crochet. Open to all ages and abilities. Julie Cowan from Truro Wool will be on hand to help and support. No need to book, just come along with your needles or hooks. £3.50 including tea and biscuits. (Also 14, 21, 28 August)

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Friday 7

1:10pm

Organ recital by Tom Etheridge (King’s College, Cambridge) - Free with retiring collection.

Saturday 8

1pm

Informal concert by St Stythians Male Voice Choir - Free with retiring collection.

Tuesday 11

6-8pm

Knitting & Crochet Guild of Cornwall – If you enjoy knitting or crochet, why not grab your needles and hooks and come along to enjoy a relaxing evening working on your latest project in the company of fellow yarn lovers. Wendy Poole from the Guild of Knitters will be on hand to help. Takes place on the first Tuesday of every month in the Cathedral Restaurant. Just £3.50 including tea and biscuits. 

Wednesday 12 (until September 2)

10am-5pm Mon-Sat & 12pm-4pm Sun

Exhibition by Johanna Freudenberg: ‘Visions and Vistas’ – This series of works on paper, using collage, oil crayons and oil paint, depicts the lives of 24 Cornish Saints. Between primarily the 4th and 6th centuries, these men and women left Wales and Ireland and migrated southwards to convert the pagan population of Cornwall to Christianity. Wandering the dramatic costal paths and inland, they left their names to scores of villages, hamlets, churches and wells, and contributed to the shaping of Cornwall’s landscape and history. Johanna Freudenberg was born in New York, moved to London to study sculpture at St Martin’s School of Art, and has since lived and worked in Hampstead and then Kilburn as a painter, garden designer and art teacher. Free to attend. All welcome.

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Wednesday 12

10am

Friends' Coffee Morning in the Pearson Room (10-11:30am) All welcome

Friday 14

1:10pm

Organ recital by John Keys (Nottingham) - Free with retiring collection.

Saturday 15

11am-2pm

Messy Table Fun for families and children Free

Saturday 15

6pm

Concert by the National Youth Training Choir and Crioch Quartet: 

‘Looking West’

Conducted by Robert Isaacs and Chris Hann, the National Youth Training Choir performs new folk arrangements based on West Country heritage by the Crioch Quartet. The Crioch Quartet is formed of musicians Niopha Keegan, Will Lang, Colin Nicholson and Andy Watt and combines vocals, fiddle, bodhran, guitars and accordion. The programme also includes music from the ‘Far West’: New World cathedral polyphony, early American shape-note music, spirituals and barbershop music - Tickets £12 (U25s £5) from the Hall For Cornwall Box Office: 01872 262466 or www.hallforcornwall.co.uk

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Sunday 16

10am

Solemn Eucharist of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Patronal Festival sung by visiting choir, The Stapledon Singers

Sunday 16

11.30am

Fairtrade Table after Morning Eucharist in North Transept

Sunday 16

4pm

Solemn Evensong of The Blessed Virgin Mary, Patronal Festival sung by visiting choir, The Stapledon Singers

Tuesday 18

1pm

Informal concert by Danielle Jones (cello) and Paul Comeau (piano) - Free with retiring collection.

Thursday 20

10am-3pm

Children’s Free Fun Day in the Cathedral – Whatever the weather, our Mother’s Union free family fun day is the place to be! Games, crafts, competitions, a bouncy castle and lots of noisy fun, as well as a tombola and a home-made cake stall! The Cathedral Restaurant will also be offering refreshments. Bring the family and enjoy our free activities. Further details from Pam McLeod: 01872 272335.

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Friday 21

1:10pm

Organ recital by Georgina Sherriff (Royal College of Music) - Free with retiring collection.

Saturday 22

1pm

Informal Concert by Yllka Istrefi (piano) – Free with retiring collection.

Sunday 23

10am

4pm

Visiting Choir: services today are sung by The Choir of All Saints’, Falmouth - see monthly music lists in the Cathedral or the Cathedral website for further details

Sunday 23

4pm

First Solemn Evensong of Bartholomew the Apostle sung by visiting choir, The Choir of All Saints’, Falmouth

Friday 28

1:10pm

Organ recital by Harry van Wijk (Royal College of Music) - Free with retiring collection.

Saturday 29

1pm

Informal concert by Charles Timberlake (piano) – Free with retiring collection.

Sunday 30

10am

4pm

Visiting Choir: services today are sung by the Callington Singers see monthly music lists in the Cathedral or the Cathedral website for further details

Monday 31

From 9.30am

BANK HOLIDAY Cathedral open from 9.30am