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Added on 22/06/2013

Saturday 22 June 2013

Pococke Book Launch
Next Friday volume 3 of Letters from Abroad: the Grand Tour Correspondence of Richard & Jeremiah Milles will be launched in the former Bishop’s Palace, now the headquarters of the Heritage Council, in Kilkenny, by Professor George Huxley

Edited by Dr Rachel Finnegan who is a Lecturer in Arts & Heritage Studies in Waterford Institute of Technology, this is the third volume of an edition of previously unpublished letters of Richard Pococke, later bishop of Ossory, and his cousin, Jeremiah Milles, later dean of Exeter, to Pococke’s mother and to the uncle of both cousins, Thomas Milles, bishop of Waterford & Lismore. This volume covers the period 1727 to 1741 and includes letters from Pococke to his mother from Egypt, the Holy Land, Syia, Lebanon, Asia Minor, Turkey and Greece. Although these travels were documented in Pococke’s book, A Description of the East, this is the first time that the correspondence has been published. The volume concludes with an appraisal of Pococke’s reputation as a travel writer and a divine.
The book will be available from the publishers at www.pocockepress.com from 1 July.

Today (Saturday) the Dean of St Patrick’s cathedral, Dublin, the Very Revd Victor Stacey, will hold the annual Dean’s Gift Day when he will be in the cathedral from 11.30am to 1pm and 2.30 to 4pm to receive gifts in aid of a project to repair the white frontal of the high altar, and tomorrow (Sunday) the Friends of St Patrick’s cathedral, Dublin will have their annual Festival Service at Evensong when the preacher will be the Rt Revd R.W.N. Hoare.

The Church’s Ministry of Healing will hold its annual Thanksgiving Service & Gift Day on Wednesday in St George & St Thomas’ church, Cathal Brugha Street, Dublin, at 3pm. The Dean of Christ Church, the Very Revd Dermot Dunne, will preach and there will be an opportunity for prayer with the laying on of hand and anointing with oil.

St George’s church, Belfast, does not usually have a Sung Eucharist on weekdays but next Thursday there will be a Sung Eucharist with a visiting Norwegian choir at which the celebrant will be the Revd Ray Rennix.

Elsewhere there is a feast of music in Church of Ireland venues over the coming week. This evening at 7.30pm the Longmont Chorale from Colorado will sing in St Mark’s church, Dundela, while at 8pm the Cantando Choir will give a concert entitled ‘All that Jazz’ in Whitechurch parish church, Co. Dublin. In St Lasarian’s cathedral, Old Leighlin at 6pm, ‘Music for a Summer’s Evening’, with the St Nicholas Schola Cantorum from Galway, directed by Mark Duley ,will feature works by Mozart, Palestrina, Tallis ands Stainer.

Tomorrow (Sunday) the Chapter Room Concerts continue in St Canice’s cathedral, Kilkenny, at 4pm with a recital of renaissance and baroque music by Laoise O’Brien (recorder) and Malcolm Proud (harpsicord). In St Patrick’s cathedral, Armagh, the William Lauder Memorial Organ Recital will be given by cathedral’s Director of Music, Theo Saunders, at 4.15pm while in St Mary’s cathedral, Limerick, the combined choirs of St Mary’s cathedral and Christ Church cathedral, Waterford, will sing Faure’s Requiem at 5.30pm.

The lunchtime recital in Sandford parish church on Friday will be given by Emma Montonen (violin) and Catherina Lemoni (piano) while at 8pm in St Michael’s church, Pery Square, Limerick, there will be a ‘Summertime Concert’ of classical favourites in aid of a project to repair the chancel window.

 


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