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Events at Truro Cathedral

The Cathedral holds a wide range of both religious and secular events. We welcome all to attend. If you would like to go on our Events database to receive events information please use the Contact Us button to give us your details.

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(Please check dates/times prior to visiting the cathedral as dates for some events may be subject to change)



Cathedral Calendar 2017

This Calendar is published as a guide to activities and events happening at the Cathedral during 2017.

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 to Thursday

11am

Free Guided Tours of the Cathedral begin - Monday to Thursday at 11am. If you are visiting specifically for a tour please contact the Cathedral Office to check that it is running. If you would like to book a group tour for your organisation, please call 01872 245001 or email events@trurocathedral.org.uk

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JUNE

Daily until 25 June

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

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

Monday - Thursdays

11am

Free Guided Tour – Learn a little of the fascinating history of the cathedral click here for poster

Thursdays

12.10pm

Weekly Christian Meditation - in St Mary’s Aisle

     

Tuesday 20

1pm

‘The Young Musician’s Platform’ Informal Concert - A performance by Truro School and Truro College students. Free with retiring collection

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Thursday 22

1.15pm talk

1.30pm start of concert

Britten & Woolf: Songs of the Old Testament

Paul-Ethan Bright and Toshi Ogita of Truro Cathedral Choir, joined by Paul Drayton, will be giving the world premiere of a new piece written specially for them by Alex Woolf.

There will be a pre-performance talk at 1.15pm, where Alex introduces his new piece in conversation with Russell Pascoe. Free with retiring collection

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Friday 23

1.10pm

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

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Friday 23

5.30pm

Solemn First Evensong for the Birth of St John the Baptist

Saturday 24

7.30pm

Three Spires Singers and Truro Choral Society present Mendelssohn’s Elijah

A rare opportunity to hear the combined forces of two large choirs and big orchestra performing this much-loved work by a famous and popular composer. The oratorio, which is sung in English, takes its words from the Old Testament of the Bible to tell the story of the prophet Elijah. It is an intensely dramatic work at times, with the noise and fury of crowds and warring Gods, for example, or the ascent of a fiery chariot into heaven, portrayed in stirring and colourful music from orchestra and chorus. There are contemplative, beautiful moments, too – such as the resurrection of a dead youth, or the coming of rain after a deadly drought.

Four vocal soloists – bass-baritone, tenor, alto and soprano – have memorably tuneful arias as well as sometimes combining in duets, trios and quartets. The work as a whole is never dull for a moment – in fact, you will be amazed by how many melodies, dramatic scenes, wonderfully tender moments have been packed into this mid-nineteenth-century masterpiece.

Soloists will be Christopher Cull, Alexander James Edwards, Catherine Carby and Anita Watson, and the conductor will be Director of Music at Truro Cathedral, Christopher Gray.
Tickets£16 & £21U18's: £8 & £10.50 from the Hall For Cornwall Box Office: 01872 262466 or click here for tickets

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Sunday 25

4pm

The Mayor of Truro’s Civic Service - with Evensong sung by Truro Cathedral Choir. All Welcome

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Tuesday 27

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

Cornwall College Art Exhibition (TBC)

Until 16 July.

Wednesday 28

5.30pm

Solemn First Evensong for St Peter and St Paul, Apostles

Thursday 29

5.30pm

Solemn Eucharist for the Feast of St Peter and St Paul, Apostles

Friday 30

1.10pm

Organ recital given by Simon Jacobs (Newhaven, USA, and TruroCathedral) - Free with retiring collection

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Friday 30

7.30pm

Ordination of Deacons

JULY

 

From 18 July

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

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

31 July – 30 August

11am-2pm Mondays and Wednesdays

Summer Fun at Truro Cathedral - Free Brass Rubbing available every Monday (excluding 28th Aug). Arts & crafts activities every Wednesday on our Messy Table. Free trails also available throughout the holidays. Click here for poster

Monday - Thursdays

11am

Free Guided Tour – Learn a little of the fascinating history of the cathedral

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Thursdays

12.10pm

Weekly Christian Meditation - in St Mary’s Aisle

Saturday 1

10.30am

Ordination of Priests

Saturday 1

5pm

Full Peal attempt

Sunday 2

4pm

Solemn First Evensong of Thomas the Apostle

Monday 3

5.30pm

Solemn Eucharist for the Feast of Thomas the Apostle

Tuesday 4

1pm

Charlotte Brenton (oboe) and Paul Comeau (piano) Informal concert - Free with retiring collection click here for poster

Friday 7

1.10pm

Organ recital given by Michael Hoeg (Falmouth) - Free with retiring collection

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Saturday 8

10-3pm

Diocesan Vocational Training Day

Vocation, Vocation, Vocation.

Is God calling you? What are your gifts?

Is the life you are living the life you are meant to live?

Vocation is about being drawn into the fullness of God’s purposes for you, for your community and for His world. Sometimes a call comes out of the blue, sometimes it is as if God has placed vocational desires in us from our early years.

You are invited to a day in the Cathedral.

Which is a time to explore:

    • Ask questions
    • Talk to people who are responding to God’s call and are exercising particular ministries
    • Talk with others about your sense of vocation
    • Hear other people’s stories
    • Listen to a panel discussion
    • Wander through various stalls of different Cornish ministries

An opportunity to pray:

    • Places and time in the cathedral to pray

A chance to continue a process of listening and discernment:

    • On your own or accompanied by others

Come and explore, pray

and discern your vocation!

Saturday 8

5.30pm

Evensong sung by Laudate Chamber Choir

Sunday 9

4pm

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

Sunday 9

7pm

Open to Question - An informal opportunity to reflect on issues of Faith with Canon Alan Bashforth in the Pearson Room. All welcome.

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Wednesday 12

10-11.30am

Friends' Coffee Morning - in the Pearson Room. Plus a raffle and bring and buy stall. All welcome

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Thursday 13

Start 6pm

Return 9.30pm

Evening Cruise of the River Fal - with the Friends’ of Truro Cathedral. Departing from M&S Coach Park at 6pm. With 30-45 mins at St Mawes returning to Truro by 9.30pm. Tickets may be purchased from the Friends’ Office (Weds) or from the Friends’ Table after the 10 am Sunday Eucharist. For more information visit our website: www.friendsoftrurocathedral.org.uk or telephone 01872 274986. Tickets £16, Children 5-15 £8, U5 free. Price includes a pasty. Exciting Raffle!

Friday 14

1.10pm

Organ recital given by Christopher Herrick (London) - Free with retiring collection

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Saturday 15

1pm

Raise the Ruth Informal Concert - Free with retiring collection

Saturday 15

7.30pm

Truro Symphony Orchestra Concert

Vaughan Williams – The Lark Ascending

Tchaikovsky – 1812 Overture and Symphony No. 5 in E minor.

Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending was voted by Classic FM listeners as their favourite piece of music. The soloist will be orchestra leader Philip Montgomery-Smith. This tranquil piece is followed by a complete contrast in Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture. He composed it in 1880 to commemorate Napoleon’s retreat from Moscow. The original idea was for a performance in a Moscow square with large orchestra, military band, Cathedral bells and cannon fire. At this concert the audience are invited to bring paper bags (but not heavy weaponry!) to “explode” on cue at appropriate moments.

Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony is another of his popular works. The so called ‘Fate’ theme is heard in all four movements and gradually transforms to culminate in a triumphal march in the last movement to bring the concert to a resounding and exuberant conclusion.

Tickets: £10 (under 19 free) from ticketsource.co.uk/truro-symphony-orchestra  or on the door.

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Sunday 16

11.30am

Fairtrade Table - after Morning Eucharist in North Transept

17 – 23 July

Visiting Choir – All Saints, Fulham

Tuesday 18

1.30pm

Nathaniel Jones (violin), Danielle Jones (cello), Paul Comeau (piano) Informal Concert - Free with retiring collection click here for leaflet

Thursday 20

2pm

MU meeting about Refugees – in the Pearson Room

Friday 21

1.10pm

Organ recital given by Ben Comeau (London) - Free with retiring collection (change to original programme)

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Friday 21

5.30pm

First Evensong of Mary Magdalene – sung by All Saints, Fulham

Saturday 22

11-4pm

Diocesan Prayer Day and farewell to Bishop Tim Thornton

4pm Eucharist of Farewell

Monday 24

All day

Exeter University Graduations – it is recommended that you do not visit the cathedral today

Thursday 27

5.30pm

First Evensong of Samson, Bishop, Missionary, 5th Century

Friday 28

1.10pm

Organ recital given by Tim Wakerell (New College Oxford)- Free with retiring collection

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28-30 July

Visiting Choir: The Anglican Singers

Friday 28

5.30pm

Solemn Eucharist for Samson, Bishop, Missionary, 5th Century - sung by the Anglican Singers

Monday 31

7.30pm

St Endellion Summer Festival presents St Endellion Festival Orchestra & Chorus – Verdi Requiem is a masterpiece conceived on a grand scale.

Tickets £10-£22, Gallery unreserved seating: £14 from the Hall For Cornwall Box Office: 01872 262466 or www.hallforcornwall.co.uk

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AUGUST

until 30 August

11am-2pm Mondays and Wednesdays

Summer Fun at Truro Cathedral - Free Brass Rubbing available every Monday (excluding 28th Aug). Arts & crafts activities every Wednesday on our Messy Table. Free trails also available throughout the holidays. Click here for poster

Monday - Thursdays

11am

Free Guided Tour – Learn a little of the fascinating history of the cathedral

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Thursdays

12.10pm

Weekly Christian Meditation - in St Mary’s Aisle

Tuesday 1

1pm

Gillian Pozansky (flute), Mark Tanner (piano) Informal recital - Free with retiring collection

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1 – 6 August

Visiting Choir: The Antoni Ensemble

Friday 4

1.10pm

Organ recital given by James Orford (London) - Free with retiring collection

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Saturday 5

11-2pm

City of Truro Male Choir on High Cross

Sunday 6

10am

Solemn Eucharist of the Transfiguration of our Lord - sung by The Antoni Ensemble

Sunday 6

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.

Sunday 6

4pm

Solemn Evensong for the Transfiguration of our Lord - sung by The Antoni Ensemble

7 – 13 August

Visiting Choir: Coventry Cathedral Choir

Tuesday 8

1pm

Cheryl Brendish (soprano) and Clive Ellison (piano) Informal Concert - Free with retiring collection click here for leaflet

Wednesday 9

10am

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

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Friday 11

1.10pm

Organ recital given by Ben Newlove (Windsor Castle) - Free with retiring collection

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14-20 August

Visiting Choir: The First Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Monday 14

5.30pm

Solemn Evensong of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Patronal Festival – sung by The First Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Tuesday 15

1pm

The First Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Informal Concert - Free with retiring collection

Tuesday 15

5.30pm

Solemn Eucharist of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Patronal Festival – sung by The First Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Thursday 17

10am-3pm

Children’s Free Summer Fun Day in the Cathedral - Whatever the weather, our Mother’s Union free family fun day is the place to be!

Friday 18

1.10pm

Organ recital given by Jason Richards (Windsor Castle) - Free with retiring collection

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Saturday 19

11-2pm

City of Truro Male Choir on High Cross

Sunday 20

11.30am

Fairtrade Table - after Morning Eucharist in North Transept

21-27 August

Visiting Choir: St Peter’s Church, Streatham

Wednesday 23

5.30pm

First Evensong of Bartholomew the Apostle - sung by St Peter’s Church, Streatham

Thursday 24

5.30pm

Solemn Eucharist of Bartholomew the Apostle - sung by St Peter’s Church, Streatham

Friday 25

1.10pm

Organ recital given by Alison Howell (Bristol) - Free with retiring collection

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Monday 28

From 9.30am

BANK HOLIDAY - Cathedral open from 9.30am

SEPTEMB ER

     
Sunday 3rd September 7pm

Peace in the Valley:

Johnny Cowling sings the Gospel Music of Elvis Presley

An evening of fun, song and reflection marking the

Johnny Cowling usually needs no introduction. But just in case you’ve never heard of him, he’s a Cornish singer, comedian and all round entertainer with oodles of talent… you will love him!

In aid of the White Cross Mission.

Tickets £10 or £7.50 U19s, available from the Hall For Cornwall Box Office, 01872 262466 or www.hallforcornwall.co.uk

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Saturday 16 7.30pm

Tenebrae – Path of Miracles

Described as ‘phenomenal’ and ‘devastatingly beautiful’ Tenebrae will be performing Elgar, Stanford, Vaughan Williams and Tavener with the Choristers of Truro Cathedral Choir.

Programme:
John Tavener: Song for Athene
Ralph Vaughan Williams: Three Shakespeare Songs
Herbert Murill: Two Shakespeare Songs
John Tavener: Hymn to the Mother of God
John Tavener: Funeral Ikos
Owain Park: Footsteps

INTERVAL

Charles Villiers Stanford: The Blue Bird
Edward Elgar: O Wild West Wind

Joby Talbot: Path of Miracles - León
Joby Talbot: Path of Miracles - Santiago

Tickets £10 - £25 from Hall For Cornwall Box Office, 01872 262466 or www.hallforcornwall.co. uk

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