Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Perpetual Trust dates: April - June


Saturday 26 March

Hereford Choral Society: Haydn’s Creation. Tickets priced £10–20 available from Claire Hancock, Knapp Farmhouse, Bridge Sollars, HR4 7JH (0845 46 33 124; tickets@herefordchoralsociety.org ). 7.30 pm

APRIL 2011

Saturday 2 April

Chorister Open Morning; an opportunity for interested boys and their parents to attend an open practice in the Song School. For further information please contact Geraint Bowen, Director of Music (01432 374238; organist@herefordcathedral.org ). 10–11.30 am

Sunday 10 April

The Evening Hour; a service of prayer for healing and wholeness with words and music from Iona and Taize and time for quiet reflection; all are welcome. The service is held on the second Sunday of each month. 5.30 pm

Tuesday 19 April Tuesday in Holy Week

Bach’s St Matthew Passion sung by the cathedral choir with soloists, including the renowned Rogers Covey-Crump and James Bowman, and Marches Baroque. Tickets, priced £22 and £16, available from 01432 374261 (credit card sales). Supported by the Alan Cadbury Charitable Trust. 7.30 pm

This performance will mark the tenth annual performance by the Cathedral Choir of one of Bach’s Passions in Holy Week.

Thursday 21 April Maundy Thursday

Chrism Eucharist 10.30 am

Eucharist of the Last Supper, with washing of feet and Watch at the Altar of Repose. 7.30 pm

Friday 22 April Good Friday

Service for children and families. 10 am

Preaching of the Passion. 12 noon – 1.30 pm

Liturgy of the Passion (choral) 1.30–3 pm

Saturday 3 April Holy Saturday

Choral Evensong and Blessing of the Easter Garden. 5.30 pm

Paschal Vigil and first Eucharist of Easter. 8 pm

Sunday 24 April Easter Sunday

Cathedral Eucharist (choral) 10 am

Choral Matins 11.30 am

Choral Evensong and Procession including the blessing of the lilies 3.30 pm

Monday 25 April Easter Monday

A special lunchtime organ concert by Peter Dyke - including large screen projection. Free admission, retiring collection. 1.15 pm

Cathedral choristers

Do you know of a boy, aged 6–8 years of age, who might be interested in joining the internationally-renowned Hereford Cathedral Choir? As well as singing in the cathedral, the choir regularly tours (South Africa last October), broadcasts on TV & radio (BBC Radio 3 in November), performs in London (Guards’ Chapel in November) and takes part in the world-famous Three Choirs Festival.

It may be your son, or equally it may be a grandson, nephew or the son of friends – sometimes a gentle nudge of the parents might be needed! If a parent or guardian would like an informal discussion about the opportunities, Geraint Bowen, the director of music, would be delighted to hear from you (01432 374238, organist@herefordcathedral.org or visit http://www.herefordcathedral.org/) . All choristers receive generous scholarships to the cathedral school, in some cases, fully-funded places can be made available.

MAY

Tuesday 3 May

The first in the summer series of Tuesday lunchtime concerts, including large screen projection. Free admission, retiring collection. Why not come early and enjoy lunch in the Cloister Café before the concert? 1.15-2 pm

Sunday 8 May Orchestral Eucharist

Orchestral Eucharist, including music from Haydn’s Harmoniemesse, to celebrate the cathedral’s Feast of Consecration sung by the Cathedral Choir. All welcome. 10.30 am

Sunday 8 May

The Evening Hour; a service of prayer for healing and wholeness with words and music from Iona and Taize and time for quiet reflection; all are welcome. The service is held on the second Sunday of each month. 5.30 pm

Wednesday 11 May

The Westminster Quiz to be held at Westminster Cathedral Hall. Teams of eight; pre-quiz reception; picnic interval. Please contact Erica Manley (01432 374261; perpetual.trust@herefordcathedral.org ) if you would like further details.

Tuesday 17 May

Evening gala organ concert, with large screen projection. Tickets priced £6 (£3 students) available in advance from the Cathedral Shop or on the evening on the door at the concert. 7.30 pm

Saturday 21 May

Choral Evensong at Worcester Cathedral sung by the combined choirs of Gloucester, Hereford and Worcester cathedrals. 5.30 pm

JUNE

Saturday 11 June

Friends Weekend: for further information on the Friends of Hereford Cathedral please contact 01432 37261.

Sunday 12 June

The Evening Hour; a service of prayer for healing and wholeness with words and music from Iona and Taize and time for quiet reflection; all are welcome. The service is held on the second Sunday of each month. 5.30 pm

Tuesday 14 June

Evening organ concert by Peter Dyke, assistant organist at Hereford Cathedral, with large screen projection. Tickets priced (£6 (£3 students) available from the Cathedral Shop or on the evening at the door. 7.30 pm

Friday 17 June

Cathedral and Bishop’s Palace gardens open under the National Garden Scheme. 11 am – 4 pm. (Garden tours available from June – August: contact 01432 374212 to book.)

Sunday 25 June

Choral Evensong at Worcester Cathedral sung by the combined choirs of Gloucester, Hereford and Worcester cathedrals. 5.30 pm

Thursday 30 June

The Stonemason’s Tale pageant and performance in High Town and the cathedral, the concluding element of a major project celebrating the history of the Close being run in partnership with the Music Pool and the county’s secondary schools. More information, when available http://www.herefordcathedral.org/.

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