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In choosing music, the Liturgy Committee has prioritised repertoire that maximises congregational involvement, drawing on the “Sing the Mass” publication and including works by Irish composers so that our native culture is well represented. For example, the Eucharistic Acclamations for Masses at the Pastoral Congress in the RDS feature Bernard Sexton’s ‘Mass of Renewal’, as this is included in the “Grow in Love” Primary Schools Religion Programme.
Tuesday 21st August 2018
Wednesday 22nd August 2018
Thursday 23 August 2018
Friday 24th August 2018
Sunday 26th August 2018
Calling all Choirs
Would your choir like to participate in the World Meeting of Families 2018?
If so, we would be delighted to have your group become part of our Massed Choirs for each day of the Pastoral Conference and the Papal Mass.
Choirs will play a crucial role in our liturgical celebrations at the World Meeting of Families 2018. As a result, we are allocating up to 1000 choir seats at each Mass of the Pastoral Congress in the RDS and 5000 choir seats at the Papal Mass in the Phoenix Park. Here is the breakdown for each of the four days:
- Wednesday 22nd August 2018 – Mass Choir of 1000 singers from the Armagh/Dublin Provinces
- Thursday 23rd August 2018 – Mass Choir of 1000 singers from the Tuam/Dublin Provinces
- Friday 24th August 2018 – Mass Choir of 1000 singers from the Cashel Province
- Sunday 26th August 2018 – Mass Choir of 5000 singers
Submitting Your Choir Application for any day Wednesday/Thursday/Friday/Sunday
The closing date for applications is Friday 18th May 2018. Choirs will need to contact their Diocesan Representative to submit their application.
Every choir member involved in the Official Liturgy Choir for World Meeting of Families 2018 will need to register, to complete Garda Vetting, and submit a photograph for a badge we will issue for access on the day. It is essential that this process commence no later than Wednesday 30th May 2018. Please note: If you have already been Garda Vetted for World Meeting of Families 2018 through a different Volunteer Programme, you do not need to register for vetting again. However, it is important to complete the online application form for choir.
Members of the 1,000 singers Mass Choirs of the Pastoral Congress will NOT need to book and pay registration for the day on which they are singing. Members of the Papal Mass Choir in the Phoenix Park will NOT need to reserve a ticket to attend.
Where there is not a Diocesan Music Representative listed, please contact the Diocesan Main Office directly.
Other Information to consider when Applying to be part of the Massed Choir at the RDS
- Arrival time of the choir to the RDS: exact time to be confimed..
- There will be a rehearsal.
- Mass time: exact time to be confirmed.
- Bring your lunch or buy onsite.
Other Information to consider when Applying to be part of the Massed Choir for the Papal Mass Sunday 26th August, Phoenix Park
- It will be a long day.
- Singers will need to arrive at a central point. We are estimating that singers will need to be in their seats early with a rehearsal scheduled at a time TBC.
- There will be a short break for lunch. Singers should be advised to bring a packed lunch. Light refreshments will also be supplied on the day.
- Singers may only begin to leave their seats as late as 6pm.
- Singers need to bring suitable attire for changing weather.
- Singers will need a black folder for their music.
Call for Youth Choirs
World Meeting of Families 2018 extends a special welcome to youth/children choirs from around the country. We are specifically looking for approximately 12 -15 groups who have established music teams to teach the music and look after safeguarding requirements such as parental consent forms.
The closing date for applications is also Friday 18th May 2018. Please send these applications directly to our Liturgical Music Coordinator, Derek Mahady at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please also include information relating to special requirements/access.
Due to safeguarding requirements, those adults accompanying youth/children choirs will need to register, to complete Garda Vetting, and submit a photograph for a badge we will issue for access on the day. It is essential that this process commence no later than Wednesday 30th May 2018.
Can I just attend and sing with my Parish from the general seating area?
If you or your choir would prefer to travel to the World Meeting of Families events along with your parish or diocesan groupings and sing from your place in the congregation, particularly at the Papal Mass, we heartily encourage this.
Singers and Choirs can easily register to attend the Pastoral Congress as a pilgrim group in the RDS in the normal way and book a place through the World Meeting of Families 2018 webpage. This enables individuals and groups to travel with their parish and become much needed music animators within their own community groupings.
Click here for Tickets and Registration information.