Conor Breen at Belfast Cathedral Music Festival

Conor Breen at Belfast Cathedral Music Festival

One of the great things about St Anne’s is that we often welcome many visiting choirs throughout the year – as seen this week when we welcomed the Elder Glee Club from Ohio, USA. We cannot however escape the amazing talent that lies on our own doorstep here in Belfast! As the Dean reports, day two of our 2017 Music Festival saw Conor Breen treat us to a musical delight  (more…)

Music Festival – a first night to remember

Music Festival – a first night to remember

The Belfast Cathedral Music Festival got off to a splendid start on Tuesday night, June 13, with a recital by three NI Opera singers, Elaine Pelan, Sarah Richardson and David Howes.  The Cathedral’s Master of the Choristers David Stevens provided accompaniment.

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Dean’s Blog – June 9th

Dean’s Blog – June 9th

We thought, on the basis of the exit poll, and our personal interest in the contest in South Belfast, that it would be worth sitting up for a while and seeing how the election went.  Our resolve to watch didn’t last long however, and, wisely, we went to bed before getting sucked into that cycle of waiting for ‘just one more key result’. So, the political map has changed again nationally, and our focus in Northern Ireland will shift back to the Assembly and what will or won’t happen here.

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St Anne’s appoints Assistant Organist

St Anne’s appoints Assistant Organist

St Anne’s Cathedral, Belfast, is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Ed Jones as Assistant Organist. Ed, 28, is currently Organ Scholar at Exeter Cathedral, and will join the Music Department at St Anne’s in January 2018.

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Dean’s Blog – June 6th

Dean’s Blog – June 6th

One of the letter boxes in the west of Ireland has been put out of use as there are birds nesting in it – An Post remarked that this happens from time to time – it is a short term inconvenience and one that is repeated here and there during the nesting season.

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Reflection for Saturday June 3rd – Listening

Reflection for Saturday June 3rd – Listening

I know a teacher who instructs her primary school class in listening by reminding them that they have two ears and only one mouth, and to listen and talk in the same proportion.  When it comes to prayer we may not be any more inclined to take this advice than those children.  Are we twice as ready to listen as we are to speak?

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