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Events at Truro Cathedral for March, April & May 2017

Please download their event guide here or see below.


MARCH
Wednesday 1 10-5 Mon-Sat &12-4 Sun Lent Carbon Fast Exhibition - Highlighting the ways in which changing individual behaviours can help change the world. Practical advice on how you can reduce your carbon footprint. Until 16 April. Free


Wednesday 1
12 Noon Lent Reading from the Gospel according to St Matthew - Monday to Friday through Lent. Wednesday 1 3pm Beetle Drive - Join a lively group for some fun in Cathedral Restaurant. £5 includes tea.


Wednesday 1
5.30pm Ash Wednesday - Solemn Eucharist and Imposition of Ashes with a liturgical performance by our Cathedral Choir of Allegri's famous motet Miserere Mei, Deus with its haunting top Cs sung by a solo boy Chorister.


Thursday 2
2pm Mothers' Union Lent Course: Pilgrim - a course for the Christian journey. The Ten Commandments - How should Christians behave and how should we live?  In the Pearson Room. Also on 9th, 23rd, 30th, April 6th, 13th. All Welcome


Saturday 4
1pm Informal Concert by Trengilly Singers - Free with retiring collection


Sunday 5
4pm Solemn First Evensong of Piran of Cornwall


Monday 6
5.30pm Solemn Eucharist of St Piran of Cornwall Wednesday 8 From 10am Friends' Coffee Morning - in the Pearson Room (10-noon) All welcome


Wednesday 8
3.30pm Live Choral Evensong on BBC Radio 3 - sung by Truro Cathedral Choir. All welcome. Please be seated by 3.15pm Friday 10 1.10pm Organ Extravaganza - The Launch of 2017 season of Free lunchtime organ recitals Free with retiring collection.


Saturday 11
7.30pm BACH St Matthew Passion with Truro Choral Society, Truro Symphony Orchestra, Truro School Chamber Choir, Cornwall Youth Chamber Choir and Richard Lander School Choir. Evangelist: Nathan Vale, Soprano: Cheryl Rosevear, Alto: Louise Mott and Bass: Christopher Dollins. Tickets from Hall For Cornwall, 01872 262466 or www.hallforcornwall.co.uk


Sunday 12
7pm Open to Question - An informal opportunity to reflect on issues of Faith with Rev'd Canon Alan Bashforth in the Pearson Room. Entry via blue door opposite cathedral car park entrance. Free


Thursday 16
2pm MU Meeting: The Samaritans - in the Pearson Room Friday 17 1.10pm Lunchtime organ recital - TBC. Free with retiring collection


Saturday 18
1pm Informal Concert by the Perraners - Free with retiring collection


Sunday 19
After worship Fairtrade Table - A selection of Fairtrade products to buy


Sunday 19
From 12 Noon Sunday Carvery Lunch in the Cathedral Restaurant - Enjoy a one course (£9.95) or two course (£12.95) delicious meal. Please pre-book on 01872 245011 or catering@trurocathedral.org.uk


Sunday 19
4pm Solemn First Evensong of Joseph of Nazareth


Monday 20
5.30pm Solemn Eucharist of Joseph of Nazareth


Wednesday 22
6.45pm Schools BIG Sing Concert - tickets on the door Thursday 23 7 for 7.30pm Truro Theological Society welcomes the Rev'd Magdalen Smith for her lecture ‘Reclaiming a Prayerful Life: Inspiration for Contemporary Christians'. Tickets on the door £4 which includes the provision of a glass of wine or juice. See Highlights. Friday 24 1.10pm Lunchtime organ recital - TBC. Free with retiring collection


Friday 24
5.30pm Solemn First Evensong of the Annunciation


Saturday 25
11am Diocesan Mothers' Union Lady Day Service


Saturday 25
3pm Sepsis Awareness Service - William Mead Memorial Service


Saturday 25
5pm Full Peal Attempt Sunday 26 10am Mothering Sunday Service and Sunday Carvery Lunch - in the Cathedral Restaurant. Enjoy a one course (£11.95) or two course (£14.95) delicious meal. Please pre-book on 01872 245011 or catering@trurocathedral.org.uk Friday 31 1.10pm Lunchtime organ recital - TBC. Free with retiring collection


APRIL
Monday to Friday through Lent
12 Noon Lent Reading from the Gospel according to St Matthew


Saturday 1
7.30pm Three Spires Singers and Orchestra perform Haydn's Creation Haydn's ‘Creation' is so popular that it has been performed more often than all his other choral works put together. Tickets £21 - £12 (Under-18's half price) from Hall For Cornwall Box Office, 01872 262466, www.hallforcornwall.co.uk


Sunday 2
6pm RSCM Cornwall: Come and Sing Stainer's Crucifixion - with rehearsals at 3.30pm and performance at 6pm. See www.rscmcornwall.co.uk for details.


Monday 3
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


Monday 3 - Wednesday 5 and Monday 10 - Wednesday 12
11-2pm Easter Fun for Children and Families
Enjoy a visit to the Cathedral with lots of different trails to follow with different daily drop-in craft activities (All free no need to book).


Thursday 6
1.30pm Around the World in 80 minutes - A musical journey across the globe, full of adventure and inspiration including music from Europe, Russia, India, Africa, Japan, Australia, North and South America. Free inclusivity concert: Special Needs, Dementia and Disability friendly. With Cornwall Youth Orchestra and Cornwall County Youth Choir conducted by Angus Webster. For more information and ticket availability please email CYOconcert@gmail.com Friday 7 NO ORGAN RECITAL


Friday 7
7.30pm Around the World in 80 minutes - A musical journey across the globe, full of adventure and inspiration including music from Europe, Russia, India, Africa, Japan, Australia, North and South America. With Cornwall Youth Orchestra and Cornwall County Youth Choir conducted by Angus Webster. Tickets £6 / £3 under 18s www.hallforcornwall.co.uk 01872 262466


Saturday 8
7.30pm Cornwall Youth Wind Orchestra and the Hall For Cornwall Youth Dance Company - perform The Last Giant by Otto Schwartz. The orchestra will also perform his programmatic piece, Around the World in 80 Days. The concert will open with the overture, Olympica by Jan Van der Roost and will also feature Johan de Meij's world acclaimed Symphony no.1, The Lord of the Rings.  Tickets available from the Hall for Cornwall Box Office, 01872 262466, www.hallforcornwall.co.uk


Sunday 9
7pm Open to Question - An informal opportunity to reflect on issues of Faith with Rev'd Canon Alan Bashforth in the Pearson Room. Entry via blue door opposite cathedral car park entrance. Free Wednesday 12 From 10am Friends' Coffee Morning - in the Pearson Room (10-noon) All welcome HOLY WEEK AND EASTER Join us at Easter as we celebrate Christ's ultimate triumph over death. There are a variety of services to which you are warmly invited. Most are choral, sung by the Cathedral Choir. A full list of services over the period can be downloaded from our website. Sunday 9 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 9 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).


Monday 10, Tuesday 11 & Wednesday 12 7pm Sung Eucharists for Holy Week - sung by the Lay Vicars and Choral Scholars of Truro Cathedral Choir. Thursday 13 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 13 7pm
Maundy Thursday Eucharist of the Last Supper - with Truro Cathedral Choir (with its girl Choristers) singing Byrd's Mass for Five Voices and 'Ave verum corpus', followed by the Vigil and Watch of Prayer. Friday 14 10am The Good Friday Service - sung by Truro Cathedral Choir (with its boy Choristers). 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 14
12 noon The Three-Hour Devotion - marking the Passion of Christ Friday 14 5.30pm Good Friday Evensong - sung by Truro Cathedral Choir (with its boy Choristers). A dignified, quiet service, with plainsong and music by Byrd and Lotti.


Sunday 16
5.30am The Dawn Service - sung by the Lay Vicars and Choral Scholars of 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.


Sunday 16
After service Early Bird Breakfast - served after the service in the Cathedral Restaurant. Full English Breakfast (£7.50). Please book in advance on 01872 245009 / 245011 Sunday 16 10am The Easter Festival Service - The full drama of this day is played out in music and symbol at this service. Truro Cathedral Choir (with both its boy and girl Choristers) sings Jonathan Dove's Missa Brevis, together with anthems by Wood and Stanford. The Rt Rev'd Bishop Chris Goldsmith preaching.


Sunday 16
After Service Fairtrade Table - A selection of Fairtrade products to buy


Sunday 16
After Service Easter Day Lunch in the Cathedral Restaurant - Enjoy a one course (£11.95) or two course (£14.95) delicious meal. Please pre-book on 01872 245011 or catering@trurocathedral.org.uk


Sunday 16
4pm Easter Day Evensong - The final service of the day, when music sung by Truro Cathedral Choir will include the thrilling anthem Ye choirs of New Jerusalem by Stanford.


Monday 17
9.30am BANK HOLIDAY - Cathedral opens at 9.30am


Tuesday 18
7.30pm The 2017 Benson Lecture: Michelle Brown is Professor of Medieval Manuscript Studies at the School of Advanced Study, University of London and was previously (1986-2004) Curator of Illuminated Manuscripts the British Library. This year the Benson Lecture considers the forms in which the Celtic and Anglo-Saxon peoples of Britain first encountered the Bible, the beautiful copies of it that they produced - such as the Lindisfarne Gospels, the Ceolfrith Bibles and the Bodmin Gospels (Cornwall's earliest book) - and the impact that its teachings exerted upon society and its ethos, illuminating the far from ‘dark ages'.
Tickets are £5 and will only be available on the door.


Thursday 20
2pm MU Meeting: Visit to Mary Holifield's ‘Garden Party' Friday 21 1.10pm Lunchtime organ recital - TBC. Free with retiring collection


Saturday 22
1pm The Pipers Choir Informal Concert


Sunday 23
4pm Solemn First Evensong of George, Martyr, Patron of England


Monday 24
5.30pm Solemn Eucharist of George, Martyr, Patron of England


Tuesday 25
5.30pm Solemn Eucharist of Mark the Evangelist Thursday 27 7.30pm Cornwall International Male Voice Choir Festival Gala Concert - This year the Festival includes choirs from Australia, Czech Republic, Finland, Norway, Russia, Sweden, USA, England, Scotland, Wales... and of course Cornwall! There are over 50 events planned at 41 venues across the county and it all kicks off with a Gala Concert in Truro Cathedral. This Gala concert will feature some of the finest Male Choirs in Europe - Vocal Six (Sweden), Celtic Male Ensemble (Cornwall), Wessex Male Choir (England), Froncysyllte Male Voice Choir (Wales), and Harmonie Bernbach (Germany). Tickets for this and all Festival evening concerts from www.hallforcornwall.co.uk tel: 01872 262466. Full Festival details from www.cimcf.uk


Friday 28
1pm Cornwall International Male Voice Choir Festival Lunchtime Concert - performing a short one-hour concert will be selections from Rossendale, Weybridge and Melbourne Male Choirs. Full details from www.cimcf.uk Friday 28 1.10pm NO ORGAN RECITAL Saturday 29 1pm Cornwall International Male Voice Choir Festival Lunchtime Concert - performing a short one-hour concert will be selections from Grass Valley, Cor Meibiion De Cymru, and Hampshire Police Male Choirs. Full details from www.cimcf.uk


Sunday 30
4pm Evensong with the Installation of Canons


MAY
Monday 1
9.30am BANK HOLIDAY - Cathedral opens at 9.30am Monday 1 1pm Cornwall International Male Voice Choir Festival Lunchtime Concert - performing a short one-hour concert will be selections from Bromley Boys, Budleigh Salterton and Bristol Male Choirs. Full details from www.cimcf.uk Friday 5 1.10pm Lunchtime organ recital - Kathe Kaufman (Truro Cathedral). Free with retiring collection


Sunday 7
From 12 Noon Sunday Carvery Lunch in the Cathedral Restaurant - Enjoy a one course (£9.95) or two course (£12.95) delicious meal. Please pre-book on 01872 245011 or catering@trurocathedral.org.uk


Sunday 7
4pm Solemn First Evensong of Michael, Protector of Cornwall


Monday 8
5.30pm Solemn Eucharist of Michael, Protector of Cornwall Wednesday 10 From 10am Friends' Coffee Morning - in the Pearson Room (10-Noon) All welcome


Wednesday 10
10-5 Mon-Sat &12-4 Sun David Marl: Pilgrims -
An exhibition of exquisite small acrylic paintings by David Marl. They explore the presence of God in both real and imagined landscapes. Pilgrim figures move through a world both physical & spiritual - a world both dreamlike & charged with belief. They are paintings that attempt to engage with the mystery of being. David trained as a designer in stained glass, firstly at Kingston School of Art and then at The Royal College of Art. For many years he worked as a teacher but now is an Anglican priest in North Dorset. Free. Until 31 May. Friday 12 1.10pm Lunchtime organ recital - Clare Alsop (St Mary Redcliffe). Free with retiring collection


Saturday 13
1pm Camborne Ladies Choir Informal Concert - free with retiring collection


Sunday 14
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 14
4pm Solemn First Evensong of Matthias, Apostle - attended by Peter Warlock Society


Sunday 14
7pm Open to Question - An informal opportunity to reflect on issues of Faith with Rev'd Canon Alan Bashforth in the Pearson Room. Entry via blue door opposite cathedral car park entrance. Free


Thursday 18
2pm Mothers' Union Meeting: with Christine Jadav (Regional Coordinator Christian Aid) - in the Pearson Room


Thursday 18
7 for 7.30pm Truro Theological Society
We welcome Professor Christopher Southgate of the University of Exeter. His lecture ‘Glory and Longing' will explore a new proposal for understanding divine glory as a sign of the divine reality. It will then apply that understanding to considering that crucial but
enigmatic Pauline text 2. Cor. 3.18. What might it mean to be ‘transformed from one degree of glory to another'? This question is explored in relation to the surrounding motifs of freedom, image and longing, and culminates in the proposal that one way in which Christians can become signs of the great sign of God that is Christ is by conforming our longings to the divine longing.
Tickets on the Chapter House door £4 which includes a glass of wine or juice Friday 19 1.10pm Lunchtime organ recital - Domenico Gioffre (Buckfast Abbey). TBC. Free with retiring collection


Saturday 20
1pm Cornwall Concert Orchestra Informal Concert - TBC. Free with retiring collection


Saturday 20
6pm Diocesan Confirmation Service
Wednesday 24 5.30pm Solemn First Evensong of the Ascension


Thursday 25
5.30pm Solemn Eucharist of the Ascension Friday 26 1.10pm Lunchtime organ recital - Tim Parsons (Exeter Cathedral). TBC. Free with retiring collection


Friday 26
7.30pm The Sixteen's 2017 Choral Pilgrimage: The Olive Branch
This year the Sixteen's Choral Pilgrimage explores the legacy of two composers, separated by four centuries, whose work, represents the very pinnacle of sacred music - Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina and Francis Poulenc. Palestrina is the master craftsman whose beautifully sonorous work composers of all ages have attempted to emulate. Poulenc's music always bears a human face and he was undoubtedly one of the greatest melody writers of the 20th-century.
Tickets are £5 / £10 / £15 / £20 / £25 and can be booked through their National Box Office on 01904 651485 and through their website
www.thesixteen.org.uk


Saturday 27
1pm Ingleheart Singers Informal Concert


Saturday 27
5pm Full Peal Attempt


Sunday 28
6pm Diocesan Service - TBC


Monday 29
9.30am BANK HOLIDAY - Cathedral opens at 9.30am Saturday 30 May to 3 June 11-2pm Half-Term Fun for Children and Families - Enjoy a visit to the Cathedral with free holiday fun. Different daily craft activities and trails.

 


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