Visiting Choirs


We are always delighted to welcome visiting choirs to Christ Church, and both cathedral and city have much to offer those who enhance our daily worship in this way. Choirs come from all over the world to sing in the cathedral and to enjoy life in Ireland’s vibrant capital city. The ancient and beautiful cathedral boasts a glorious warm acoustic, a magnificent three-manual organ by Kenneth Jones and a large and well-equipped Music Room. Choirs are welcome to sing from one to six services per week, and they are guaranteed a warm welcome from the clergy and community The pattern of sung services is as follows:

Tuesday      18.00pm Compline
Wednesday/Thursday      18.00pm Choral Evensong (and occasional special arrangements for feast days)
Saturday      17.00pm Compline
Sunday      11.00am Cathedral Eucharist
     15.30pm Choral Evensong

There is also the opportunity to perform a lunchtime recital during your stay in Dublin. The majority of available dates fall during the months of July and August when the Cathedral choirs are on vacation. There are also a limited number of dates immediately after Christmas and Easter and during half-term weeks in February and October.

The city of Dublin is well known as an international cultural centre and offers a wealth of attractions and activities, a lively nightlife and a wide range of museums and galleries, restaurants, pubs and shops. Conveniently, the world-famous Guinness factory is just ten minutes walk from the Cathedral!

Accommodation is easily found in Dublin, and there are a wide range of hotels, hostels and other establishments within easy reach of the cathedral to suit every budget. Those who are interested in bringing their choir to Christ Church are invited to make contact with the visiting choirs manager as early as possible. It is useful if a specific set of dates can be given at the outset.

Application forms can be downloaded here