Christ Church Cathedral Events
Christ Church Cathedral (founded c.1028) is the spiritual heart of Dublin City, and one of Ireland's top visitor attractions. It is also a wonderful events venue and we are pleased to present our progamme of events for the year. It's ever-changing, so please visit us often. The events presented below are in date order and most are bookable online. You can also filter them by month, or by your interests.
NEWS: Our popular Christ Church Cathedral Christmas 'Carols by Candlelight' Concerts, which book out every year, are booking fast. You can NOW buy tickets, below, for December 6, 7, or 8. Under the direction of Ian Keatley, Organist and Director of Music at Christ Church, the renowned Cathedral Choir will be accompanied by acclaimed organist and composer David Bremner. It's a special way to celebrate Christmas, and not to be missed. Book NOW below to avoid disappointment!
Aine Cahill is a 21 year old singer/songwriter from Cavan. In June, Áine made her debut at Glastonbury where she was then invited by the BBC to perform on their BBC Glastonbury show.
Saint Sister is the creation of Morgan MacIntyre and Gemma Doherty. Their music draws from early Celtic harp traditions, 60s folk and electronic pop to create ‘atmosfolk'— soulful vocal harmonies, dreamy synth and electro-acoustic harp.
Features wide-ranging lectures including Bronagh McShane speaking about clerical wives in early modern Ireland, Judith Hill on the Chapel Royal and Heather Jones on the Irish commemoration of the First World War; and the launch of The Boulter Letters.
Celebrated German violinist Carolin Widmann directs the Irish Chamber Orchestra for the first time in a delightful programme of prodigious works by Mendelssohn, Jörg Widmann and Sam Perkin.
Felt your own bird with artist Jamie Lewis of the Wool Felt Shop. Spot all the decorative birds around the cathedral and then design your own felt fowl. Max 15 people. For ages 8 - 15. Booking essential.
The Garda Siochana Ladies Choir and the Garda Band, will feature music from the ‘60s to the ‘00s. A fundraising concert for St Doulagh’s Restoration Fund Appeal.
London Concertante performs an enticing programme that features Vivaldi's Four Seasons, alongside works by Mozart, Purcell and Bach. Sensational violin virtuoso, Agata Daraskaite, guest directs the ensemble.
Combining two familiar Bach motets (Singet dem Herrn & Jesu Meine Freude) with Villa Lobos’ Bachianas Brasileiras, as well as works from Kagel and Berg. This engaging performance fuses Brazilian Folk and popular music.
The conference will explore the paradoxes presented by the reception of Magna Carta into Irish law, above all the contested and often highly restrictive-idea idea of ‘liberty’ that developed thereafter in Ireland. Register for Free.
We've had a flock of mischievous sheep let loose in the Cathedral! Help us find them to gather them up in time to celebrate the birth of Jesus. Take time out of the busyness of the season to breathe in the peace of this holy place.
Talented artists include: The Dublin Welsh Male Voice Choir; The Aspiro Choir from Carlow; David Agnew: Oboist; Clive Armstrong: Organist; Simon Morgan: Tenor and Deirdre Shannon Celtic Woman. MC: RTE's Lyric FM’ Ellen Cranitch.
Sankta Lucia is an important tradition in Sweden as it celebrates the light in what is considered the darkest month of the year. Sankta Lucia also heralds the arrival of Christmas.
The Park Singers would love you to join them as they sing a mix of traditional and more popular carols. Join in and celebrate Christmas The Park Singers' way!
A special way to celebrate Christmas. Under the direction of Ian Keatley, Organist and Director of Music at Christ Church, the choir will be accompanied by acclaimed organist and composer David Bremner. Buy TUESDAY tickets here. Centre and Side Aisle Seats Available
A special way to celebrate Christmas. Under the direction of Ian Keatley, Organist and Director of Music at Christ Church, the choir will be accompanied by acclaimed organist and composer David Bremner. Buy WEDNESDAY tickets here. Centre Aisle Seats Booked Out. Side Aisle Seats Still Available.
A special way to celebrate Christmas. Under the direction of Ian Keatley, Organist and Director of Music at Christ Church, the choir will be accompanied by acclaimed organist and composer David Bremner. Buy THURSDAY tickets here. Centre Aisle Seats Booked Out. Side Aisle Seats Still Available.
An annual favourite in the Christmas calendar, Monica Huggett leads the Irish Baroque Orchestra, joined by Resurgam choir and outstanding soloists, in a thrilling performance of Handel's glorious masterpiece.
Become a chorister for the day with our Director of Music. Put on a robe and raise the roof with Christmas songs. No singing experience necessary. Max 20 people. For 8 - 16 year olds. Booking essential.
The concert will feature choral arrangements of a range of traditional and contemporary Christmas carols, all performed by A&L Goodbody staff.
Colm Mac Con Iomaire will book-end his year with a very special performance. “And Now The Weather” was choice nominated early in the year and Colm has since performed in NYC; The Great Escape in Brighton and The Masters of Tradition Festival in Bantry.
BOOKED OUT: Low - A Christmas Performance. LOW’s 8-song 1999 Christmas EP is one of the seminal alternative festive releases that music lovers return to every winter to get them in the seasonal mood. Support act: Gaelynn Lea.
Christ Church Cathedral will host a lunchtime charity carol service in Aid of the PEATA association. Everyone is invited to come along and enjoy the festivities. Admission is free of charge.
London Concertante, the UKs leading chamber orchestra, celebrates Christmas with a host of wonderful Viennese music, including works by the "King of Waltzes", Johann Strauss II, including his masterpiece, the Blue Danube Waltz.
The Mornington Singers and conductor Orla Flanagan return to Christ Church Cathedral for their annual Christmas concert, "Noël!".
Join Chamber Choir Ireland for their take on the traditional Nine Lessons and Carols. The Concert features a selection of seasonal works interspersed with traditional readings from the Old and New Testament.
Enjoy a wonderful evening of Christmas Carols from around the world, with Angelo Kelly and Family mixing them and adding traditional Irish flair. It will be special evening, being filmed for a ‘Live DVD’. Don’t miss it!