CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

Tuesday 12th February

13:30

Christ Church Cathedral

Registration

15:00

Christ Church Cathedral; St Patrick's Cathedral

Tour of the cathedrals

15:00          Group 1 - Christ Church Cathedral tour

                    Group 2 - St Patrick's Cathedral tour

 

16:00          Group 1 - St Patrick's Cathedral tour

                    Group 2 - Christ Church Cathedral tour

18:00

Christ Church Cathedral

18:00          Choral Evensong

                    (everyone invited to robe)

18:45          Photo call

19:00          Opening of Conference

                    Lecture. Cathedral Music: A Gateway to God Michael Burrows

20:00          Dinner in the crypt

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Wednesday 13th February

09:00

St Patrick’s Cathedral

Choral Matins

10:00

Wood Quay Venue

Morning Session (chaired by Jean Finch)

10:00          Lecture. The First Collection of Irish Music
                    Dublin 1724 Nicholas Carolan

                    Musical Performance Mark Redmond

11:15          Coffee

11:30          Group Discussion 1 - on lectures by Michael Burrows and Nicholas
                    Carolan

12:00          Plenary Session 
                    Feedback from Group Discussion 1

12:40

Christ Church Cathedral

12:40          Carbon-offset tree planting in the grounds

12:45          Lunch in the crypt

13:45          Experiential Liturgy in the nave

15:00

Wood Quay Venue

Afternoon Session (chaired by David Bremner)

15:00          Coffee

 

15:15          Lecture. The Devising and Composition of Today’s Experiential

                    Liturgy David Bremner

 

15:45          Lecture. Instilling the Word: Music at the Origins of Christian

                    Worship Margaret Daly-Denton

 

16:30          Group Discussion 2 – on lectures by David Bremner and Margaret

                    Daly-Denton

17:00

Break

18:00

Christ Church Cathedral

Experiential Liturgy in the nave

Archbishop's Reception

Introduction to the library's collection

Self-guided gallery tour

Drinks and canapés

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Thursday 14th February

09:00

St Patrick’s Cathedral

Choral Eucharist

10:30

Wood Quay Venue

Morning Session (chaired by Eric Finch)

10:30          Lecture. Handel’s Messiah: The First Coming or the Second Coming? 
                    Kerry Houston

 

11:15          Coffee

 

11:30          Group Discussion 3 – on lecture by Kerry Houston

12:00

Christ Church Cathedral

Lunch in the crypt

13:30

Jameson Distillery

13:30          Group 1 Tour

14:00          Group 2 Tour

15:00

Break

17:30

St Patrick's Cathedral

17:30          Bell Ringing

18:00          Choral Evensong

                    Including excerpts from Handel’s Messiah sung by the combined choirs

                    of Christ Church and St Patrick’s Cathedrals.

20:00

Christ Church Cathedral

Conference Gala Dinner ​in the nave

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Friday 15th February

09:00

Wood Quay Venue

Morning Session (chaired by Alan McCormack and Lars Astrand)

09:00          Service of the Word 


09:15          Lecture. Through Music Towards God: The Way Forward 
                    Alan McCormack


10:00          Plenary Session - Feedback from Group Discussions 2 and 3


10:45          Coffee


11:00          Conference Plenary Session Chaired by Lars Astrand, NECC 
                    International Steering Committee

12:00

Christ Church Cathedral

12:00          Closing Service 


13:00          Lunch in the crypt 

14:00

End of Conference

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