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Living Worship

Early each year, Church Music Dublin runs this popular short course in music, liturgy and worship. It aims to help church musicians understand their role in a wider context than simply playing an instrument or directing a choir.

The course usually takes place on Saturday mornings and has something for everyone – musicians, worship leaders, clergy and others with pastoral responsibility – all who have an interest in the music of worship. Practical music skills are not required to take part.

The sessions are fairly informal and dialogue between the speakers and those attending is encouraged.  Most speakers include some singing as part of their presentations. There is a break for refreshments half-way through the morning – always a splendid opportunity to greet old friends and make new.


Living Worship 2020

The first session of Living Worship 2020 is on Saturday 25th January from 10.00am to 12.30pm.  John Dexter, conductor of the Goethe Choir, organist at Whitechurch parish church and former Organist and Master of the Choristers at St Patrick’s Cathedral, will lead a workshop on music for Holy Communion for small parish choirs.  This session will involve lots of singing and all are most welcome.

This workshop will be of particular interest to those who direct and sing in small parish choirs, many of which may not have all voice parts.

The session will explore how simple music can emphasise and bring significance to the liturgy and be satisfying for those who lead the singing. Most of the music used will be from Church Hymnal and Thanks & Praise.  Participants will bring back to their parish churches an enhanced understanding of the choral possibilities for the Eucharist in the Church of Ireland.

While this workshop is primarily for singers choir directors organists and clergy, members of congregations will also be very welcome.  Participants are particularly requested, if possible, to bring with them copies of the hymnal supplement Thanks & Praise.

Fee: €5 per person, to include refreshments.

Venue: Sandford Parish Church, Ranelagh, D06 A9P8.  Parking should be available on adjacent roads:  Merton Drive, Marlborough Road, Hollybank Avenue.

Please send an email to info@churchmusicdublin.org telling us how many to expect.


Living Worship 2019

St Bartholomew's Church, Clyde Road

St Bartholomew’s Church, Clyde Road


Accessible Anthems for Holy Communion
Saturday 2 February 2019

The first session of Living Worship 2019 took place on Saturday 2 February at St Bartholomew’s Church, Clyde Road. Tristan Russcher, Director of Music at St Bart’s, led a workshop on Accessible Anthems for Holy Communion.

Anglican Workshop 2019

Anglican Chant Workshop 2019

Anglican Chant Workshop
Saturday 23 March 2019

The second session of Living Worship 2019 took place on Saturday 23 March in Christ Church Cathedral. Ian Keatley, Director of Music at the cathedral, led this workshop. We were delighted to welcome over 60 people to the workshop.

Click here to view a list of speakers and subjects in previous years.

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