Join the City of Dublin Chamber Orchestra for a concert this Saturday evening at 8.00pm in Saint Bartholomew’s! Under the baton of artistic director Gavin Maloney, the programme features cello soloist Martin Johnson performing Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme and Strauss’s Romanze for Cello and Orchestra. Bookending these wonderful works are Haydn’s Symphony No. 104 and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1 in C major.
Tickets are €18 (€10 concession; €5 child) and are available at eventbrite.ie or at the door.
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Thank you, and a happy Christmas to you all!
We did it! At long, long last, we have finally published Kenneth Milne’s long awaited Saint Bartholomew’s: A History of the Dublin Parish, which also includes a superbly thorough chapter by Alistair Rowan on the church’s art and architecture.
We are so pleased with the final product—from the content to the full colour photos to the quality of the printing by Hinds (not to mention that new book smell!), we are so excited to finally have this publication ready. It has been a long time coming, and we thank you most sincerely for your patience as this project evolved (and was delayed, and then evolved further, and then was delayed again…!).
If you have not yet purchased a copy of the book, you are welcome to buy one after services or during normal office hours (Monday-Friday, 10:30-3:30). The cost is €30, which may be paid by cash, cheque (made out to Saint Bartholomew’s Church), or bank transfer.
For those who pre-ordered a copy but have not yet collected it, please call into the parish office during the week. If you want your book in time for Christmas, it must be collected by this Friday!
Please join us this Sunday, 1 December at 6.00pm for the Advent Procession, a candlelit service featuring a number of hymns and anthems sung by the girls, choral scholars, and men.
We are delighted to welcome back the Jubilate Choir, who will perform Rossini’s Messa di Gloria on Saturday, 30 November at 3.00pm under guest conductor Clare Dixon.
The Jubilate Choir was founded in 2010 by 16-year-old Killian Farrell, who created the choir to celebrate the jubilee of St. Pius X parish in Templeogue with a performance of Bach’s St. John Passion. He led the choir for its first five years, performing pieces by Bach, Mendelssohn, Brahms, and Haydn. Now under the direction of Amy Ryan, the choir’s repertoire has expanded to include works by Fauré, Duruflé, Saint-Saëns, Dvorák, Britten, and Mozart.
Tickets are €20 and will be available at the door.
Please note there will not be an Evensong service this Sunday, 24 November. Instead, the parish is invited to join in the 15th annual Walk of Light, an event in which we come together to express our hope and prayer for light in dark times. In light of recent climate events, this year’s theme is Walking Together for our Common Home.
This year’s walk begins at St. Finian’s Lutheran Church on Adelaide Road at 4.00pm. It continues to the Church of Mary Immaculate Refuge of Sinners in Rathmines and concludes at Holy Trinity Church in Rathmines. As the pilgrimage unfolds along the route, we will explore in the three host churches what this theme means for people of faith in God. All three stops combine to make one liturgy. The pilgrimage has been prepared by local groups from different traditions in the area.
All are most welcome to join in this ecumenical journey, whether for all of it or just a part of it.
Have you bought tickets for our annual Concert of Carols and Festive Readings yet? No? Go! Hurry! Tickets are available here. The tickets cost €25, which drops to €22.50 if you purchase three or more in the same transaction.
Due to popular demand, there are two performances this year: Sunday, 8 December and Sunday, 15 December, both at 7.00pm.
The show will feature the combined choirs performing a variety of traditional carols, which will be interspersed with seasonal readings presented by Tim Thurston. Afterwards, all attendees are invited to a reception with wine and mince pies.
Friday, 8 November
Venue: Sandford Church
Our choir will join that of Sandford, St. Philip’s for a performance of Fauré’s Requiem in D minor, Op. 48. Fauré’s work sets a selection of the traditional texts from the Mass for the Dead, but unlike many settings (notably those of Mozart and Verdi), Fauré dwells not on images of hell and judgement, but rather on heaven and consolation.
This work, which will be performed between All Saints (1 November) and Remembrance Sunday (10 November), is especially appropriate for the season of remembrance.
A retiring collection will be made in aid of the Alice Leahy Trust to support those affected by homelessness.
More information about the concert venue may be found here.
Thursday, 7 November
Saint Bartholomew’s is excited to host M’ANAM’s first ever performance in Dublin! M’ANAM (“My Soul”) grew naturally from the legendary ANÚNA and is one of the most exciting new vocal ensembles to emerge in recent years. Comprising singers from the islands of Ireland and Iceland, M’ANAM’s repertoire spans centuries. They are just as comfortable singing an elegy for a dead Viking in Icelandic (“Deyr Fé”) as they are reinterpreting the classic English folk song, “The Sheep Stealer.”
Tickets are €15 and may be purchased here or at the door.
Included in the price is a copy of their brand new album.
This Friday at 7.30pm, we will mark the festival of All Saints with a Solemn Eucharist sung by a consort to the setting of Tomás Luis de Victoria’s Missa O quam gloriosum.