Parish Choirs Sing Evensong in Christ Church

By Lynn Glanville

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Parish choirs from throughout Dublin and Glendalough turned out in force yesterday (Sunday November 23) to join Christ Church Cathedral Choir in singing Evensong in the cathedral.

The choirs, who raise the roof with their voices, were welcomed to the cathedral by Dean Dermot Dunne.

The event was part of the music department’s new training programme for parish church musicians which began last week with a conducting workshop. Participants in that session had the opportunity to conduct the cathedral choir in a coaching session led by Organist and Director of Music, Ian Keatley.

The festal Evensong also saw the presentation of Archbishop’s Certificate in Church Music awards. The certificates were presented by Archdeacon Ricky Rountree, Chairman of Church Music Dublin, which oversees the awards.

Among those being presented with certificates was Emma Galloway for the successful completion of 2nd year of the Archbishop of Dublin’s Certificate in Church Music. Stephanie Maxwell and Matthew Breen received certificates for successfully completing 3rd year of the Archbishop of Dublin’s Certificate in Church Music. A fourth student, Joseph Bradley, will be given his certificate for successfully completing 3rd year of the Archbishop of Dublin’s Certificate in Church Music.

Photo captions: Above – Ian Keatley directs …read more

Read the full article here: http://dublin.anglican.org/news/2014/11/Parish-Choirs-Sing-Evensong-in-Christ-Church.php


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