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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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MARCH

 
 

Sunday 1

2pm

Service of Thanksgiving on Education Sunday

Monday 2 – Sunday 8

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

Climate Change Week 2015 – A week of exhibitions highlighting issues to do with global warming and sustainability. Find out how you personally can make a difference. Including ‘ask an expert’ climate sofa sessions in the Cathedral Restaurant. See Cathedral website for details. Also see www.climateweek.com for more information.

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Saturday 21

11am-2pm

Children’s Messy Table - Free fun for families and children.

Saturday 21

7.30pm

Petite Messe Solennelle by Gioachino Rossini. A concert by Truro Choral Society – Also includes piano and Cathedral organ work by soloists Paul Comeau and James Orford. No other composer in the first half of the 19th century enjoyed the measure of prestige, wealth, popular acclaim or artistic influence that belonged to Rossini. Petite Messe Solenelle is a sacred work which has a characteristically lyrical and effervescent expression of the composer’s optimistic and deeply felt faith. Tickets from Hall For Cornwall, 01872 262466 or  www.hallforcornwall.co.uk 

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Sunday 22

6pm

RSCM Cornwall: Come and Sing Stainer’s Crucifixion with rehearsals at 3.30pm and performance at 6pm.

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Tuesday 24

5.30pm

Solemn First Evensong of the Annunciation of Our Lord to the Virgin Mary sung by the Cathedral Choir. All welcome.

Wednesday 25

5.30pm

Solemn Eucharist of the Annunciation of Our Lord to the Virgin Mary sung by the Cathedral Choir. All welcome.

Friday 27 March – Sunday 12 April

10am – 5pm Mon-Sat & 12-4pm Sun

Diskudha Exhibition:discover, uncover, reveal

Embark on a journey led by art and discover Truro’s forgotten past. On foot and by ferry, you will follow ancient, recently uncovered pathways that will reveal contemporary art works and multi-sensory installations specially commissioned for the event. Linked by water, the artworks embrace concepts of journey, place and history.Look out for the Truro Festival brochure to discover more of Diskudha. Free. Until 12 April.

Friday 27

No Organ recital

Saturday 28

11am

Mothers’ Union Lady Day Service. All welcome.

Saturday 28

2:30pm

Cornwall Symphony Chorus - informal lunchtime concert. Directed by Alistair Taylor and accompanied by Philip Davey and Roger Wills. Free with retiring collection for Truro Cathedral Music.

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Sunday 29

10am

Palm Sunday Service - The donkey leading us in procession round the Cathedral helps us to recall Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem to suffer and to die.

Sunday 29

6pm

St John 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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Monday 30 March to Friday 10 April

11-2pm

Easter Fun for Children and Families - Enjoy a visit to the Cathedral with trails and drop-in craft activities on our messy table (All free). (Runs each day excluding 2nd, 3rd,5th & 6th April)

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Monday 30, Tuesday 31 & Wednesday 1 April

7pm

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

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APRIL

Thursday 2

10.30am

Diocesan Chrism Eucharist - All are welcome to this special service as the clergy of the diocese renew their ordination vows, and the Bishop blesses the oils to be used by them in their pastoral ministry.

Thursday 2

7pm

Maundy Thursday Eucharist of the Last Supper with Truro Cathedral Choir singing Victoria’s ‘Missa Simile est regnum caelorum’ and Byrd’s ‘Ave verum corpus’, followed by the Vigil and Watch of Prayer.

Friday 3

No Organ recital

Friday 3

10am

The Good Friday Service sung by Truro Cathedral Choir. 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 3

12 noon

The Three-Hour Devotion with Canon Perran Gay. A meditation on the Seven Last Words traditionally spoken by Christ from the Cross

Friday 3

5.30pm

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

Sunday 5

5.30am

The Dawn Service sung by Truro Cathedral Choir.  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.

Followed by the ‘Early Bird’ Breakfast in the Chapter House Restaurant. Full cooked (£7.50) or Croissants (£5.50) served with Tea or Coffee.

Sunday 5

10am

The Easter Festival Service - The full drama of this day is played out in music and symbol at this service. Truro Cathedral Choir sings Gabriel Jackson’s ‘Missa Triueriensis’, together with anthems by Charles Wood and James MacMillan. Bishop Tim to preach.

Sunday 5

After service

Easter Day Lunch - Delicious one (£9.95) or two (£12.95) course Carvery roast lunch in the Cathedral Restaurant. Must pre-book on 01872 245009 / 245011 or catering@trurocathedral.org.uk

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Sunday 5

4pm

Easter Day Evensong. The final service of the day, when music sung by Truro Cathedral Choir will include the much-loved anthem Blessed be the God and Father by Wesley.

Until Sunday 12 April

10am – 5pm Mon-Sat & 12-4pm Sun

Diskudha Exhibition:discover, uncover, reveal. See ‘March’ for details. Free. Until 12 April.

Until Friday 10 April

11-2pm

Easter Fun for Children and Families - Enjoy a visit to the Cathedral with trails and drop-in craft activities on our messy table (All free). (Runs each day excluding 2nd, 3rd,5th & 6th April)

Monday 6

9.30am

BANK HOLIDAY - Cathedral opens at 9.30am

Monday 6

11am Mon-Thurs, 11:45am Fri & BH

Free 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 events@trurocathedral.org.uk 

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Wednesday 8

From 10am

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

Thursday 9

1pm

Shepshed Singers Informal Concert

Friday 10

1.10pm

Free lunchtime organ recital by Stephen Power (Brecon Cathedral).

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Saturday 11

1pm

Vasari Singers Informal Concert

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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.

Wednesday 15

7pm for 7.30pm start

Truro Theological Society presents a lecture ‘In defence of Doubt’ by Dr Val Webb. After an extensive career in the health sector, Val completed a degree and PhD in Theology and now spends her time teaching and writing. In this lecture she explores the spiritual value of doubt as God's ‘creative nudge’, often revealing to Christian thinkers and theologians a deeper understanding of their faith. In the Chapter House.

Tickets £4 on the door.

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Thursday 16

2pm

Mothers’ Union monthly meeting with Rosie Foster talking about the work of Kernow Young Carers Project. In the Pearson Room.

Friday 17

1.10pm

Free lunchtime organ recital by Oliver Hancock (Portsmouth Cathedral).

2015 Organ Recital Series Listing

Saturday 18

11am-2pm

Children’s Messy Table - Free fun for families and children.

Saturday 18

7.30pm

Cornwall Family Orchestra & Cornwall Youth Choir Concert – For more information contact: Nicola Cawrse at Cornwall Music Education Hub, 01872 327807 or ncawrse@cornwall.gov.uk

Sunday 19

After worship

Fairtrade Table

Sunday 19

4pm

Evensong and Installation of Canons

Monday 20

2pm & 7.30pm

Windows into the Gospels – A short course exploring the four Gospels, led by the Canon Chancellor, in the Pearson Room. 20th & 27th April and 11th & 18th May. £10 for the course. No need to book.

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Wednesday 22

5.30pm

Solemn First Evensong of George, Martyr, Patron of England sung by Truro Cathedral Choir

Thursday 23

5.30pm

Solemn Eucharist of George, Martyr, Patron of England sung by the Gentlemen of Truro Cathedral Choir.

Friday 24

1.10pm

Free lunchtime organ recital by Harry Meehan (The Queen’s College, Oxford).

2015 Organ Recital Series Listing

Friday 24

5.30pm

Solemn First Evensong of Mark the Evangelist

Saturday 25

1pm

Kesson Tus Informal Concert

Sunday 26

5.30pm

Come and Sing Five Mystical Songs by Vaughan Williams and Blessed be the God and Father by Wesley with Truro Cathedral Choir – Registration from 12.45pm. Rehearsals 1.15pm – 3.15pm. Music scores provided. No dress code. Tickets £12 (students £6, under 18’s free) by application from www.trurocathedral.org.uk or Truro Cathedral office, 14 St Mary’s St, Truro, TR1 2AF, tel: 01872 276782 or events@trurocathedral.org.uk or in the Cathedral. Tickets for non-performers £5 on the door (under 18’s free).

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Tuesday 28

1pm

Holy Communion in Cornish for the feast of Winwalloe in St Mary’s Aisle

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Thursday 30

1pm

Cornwall International Male Voice Choir Festival Informal Lunchtime Concert with Tideswell Male Voice Choir (Derbyshire),
Coral Santa Lucia (Spain) and Dagilelis (Lithuania). Free with a retiring collection in aid of the Inspire Cornwall fund.

Thursday 30

7.30pm

Festival Opening International Gala Concert - The Festival includes 30 evening concerts across Cornwall, the largest male choir competition in Europe (in Truro) and daytime singing at many popular tourist attractions across the County including The Eden Project, The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Trebah Gardens, Tate St Ives, The National Maritime Museum (Falmouth), Land’s End, Pendennis Castle and St Michael’s Mount. For more information see www.cimvcf.org.uk

  • The Celtic Male Ensemble (Cornwall)
  • Epsom Male Voice Choir (Surrey)
  • Truro Cathedral Choir
  • Chor Musica (Canada)
  • Maennerstimmen Basel (Switzerland)
  • The concert will also star international operatic tenor, John Treleaven.

Tickets from the Hall For Cornwall Box Office, 01872 262466 or www.hallforcornwall.co.uk


May 2015

Friday 1

1pm

Cornwall International Male Voice Choir Festival Informal Lunchtime Concert with Peterborough Boys Choir, Gentlemen Singers (Czech Republic), Renner Ensemble (Germany) and Tungsram Kodaly (Hungary). Free with a retiring collection in aid of Truro Cathedral Music fund. (This is in place of the lunchtime organ recital).

Friday 1

5.30pm

Solemn Eucharist of Philip and James, Apostles sung by Truro Cathedral Choir.

Saturday 2

10.30am

Bromley Boys Short Recital

Saturday 2

11am-2pm

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

Saturday 2

1pm

Cornwall International Male Voice Choir Festival Informal Lunchtime Concert with Plymouth Clarion (Devon), Sons of Lafayette (USA), St Petersburg Boys Choir (Russia), Tallinn University Male Choir (Estonia). Free with a retiring collection in aid of the Inspire Cornwall fund.

Saturday 2

6pm

Diocesan Confirmation Service

Monday 4

9.30am

BANK HOLIDAY - Cathedral opens at 9.30am.

Monday 4

1pm

Cornwall International Male Voice Choir Festival Informal Lunchtime Concert with New Mill Male Voice Choir (Yorkshire),
The Sussex Gruffs, Debut Boys Choir (Moscow) and Mthwalume High School Male Choir (KwaZulu Natal). Free with a retiring collection in aid of Truro Cathedral Music fund.

Tuesday 5 – Friday 8

12-5pm

Cornwall Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers Exhbition – Until 8 May. Free.

Wednesday 6 10am - 8pm

BISHOP PHILLPOTTS OPEN DAY

in the Pearson Room of the Cathedral Office (10-5pm entrance via main Cathedral Office, 14 St Mary's St, and from 5-8pm via blue door opposite cathedral car park in Old Bridge Street)

Friday 8

1.10pm

Free lunchtime organ recital by Jeffrey Williams (Romsey).

2015 Organ Recital Series Listing

Saturday 9

1pm

Camborne Ladies Choir Informal lunchtime Concert

Sunday 10

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).

Sunday 10

8pm

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

Wednesday 13

From 10am

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

Wednesday 13

5.30pm

Solemn First Evensong of the Ascension sung by Truro Cathedral Choir.

Thursday 14

5.30pm

Solemn Eucharist of the Ascension sung by Truro Cathedral Choir.

Friday 15 1.10pm

Free lunchtime organ recital by Ben Horden (York University)

2015 Organ Recital Series Listing

Friday 15

5.30pm

Solemn Eucharist of Matthias, Apostle sung by Truro Cathedral Choir.

Saturday 16

11am-2pm

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

Sunday 17

All day

Friends of Truro Cathedral AGM with morning Eucharist at 10am and 4pm Evensong. see www.friendsoftrurocathedral.org.uk for details.

Sunday 17

After worship

Fairtrade Table

Tuesday 19

1pm

Free lunchtime Piano Recital.

Thursday 21

2pm

Mothers’ Union Quiet Afternoon at Epiphany House.

Friday 22

1.10pm

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

2015 Organ Recital Series Listing

Friday 22

7.30pm

The Sixteen 2015 Choral Pilgrimage The Sixteen and Harry Christophers are recognised as one of the world’s greatest ensembles. This year’s Choral Pilgrimage sees the choir take a trip back to 16th-century Seville, one of the biggest, richest and most cosmopolitan cities on earth. It was during this Spanish ‘golden age’ where arts and culture flourished, that composers Francisco Guerrero and Alonso Lobo made their mark.

Tickets can be booked locally from Hall For Cornwall, 01872 262466, www.hallforcornwall.co.uk or National Box Office 01904 651485 www.ncem.co.uk

Saturday 23 until Sunday 31 May

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

‘20’ : An exhibition celebrating twenty years of the Brandon Trust - It features the lives of twenty people whose lives have been transformed over the past two decades. This exhibition is a celebration of this positive and freeing change. Much has changed since 1994, gone are the institutions, the long-stay hospitals, the restrictions and control. In place, we see more and more people with disabilities becoming free to live the lives they want, not the lives ‘we’ think they want. Free.

Saturday 23

1pm

Cornwall Returners Orchestra Informal Concert

Saturday 23

5pm

Full Peal attempt

Sunday 24

10am

Solemn Eucharist of Pentecost sung by St Mary’s Singers

Sunday 24

4pm

Solemn Evensong of Pentecost sung by St Mary’s Singers

Monday 25

BANK HOLIDAY Cathedral opens at 9.30am

Tuesday 26 – Friday 29

11am – 2pm

Half Term Fun for Children and Families with children’s trails and drop-in art & craft activities on our messy table. All free.

Friday 29

1.10pm

Free lunchtime organ recital by Paul Goodman (Devon).

2015 Organ Recital Series Listing

Sunday 31

10am

Solemn Eucharist of Trinity Sunday sung by Truro Cathedral Choir.

Sunday 31

4pm

Solemn Evensong of Trinity Sunday sung by Truro Cathedral Choir.