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Spirit Fest 2008 - Arts in the context of Faith.

A celebration of the arts in the context of faith. A kaleidoscope of events unfolds at the Cathedral and other churches.

Note: All events take place in the Cathedral unless stated otherwise. Tickets (where applicable) available from Computicket or at the door.

Daily events

7:00 Holy Eucharist (weekdays)
12:15 Daily Prayers (weekdays): a short time of prayer and reflection led by Cathedral clergy, laity and friends of the Cathedral

Thursday 26 June

11:00 - 15:00 and 18:00 - 21:00 Venue: The Cory Room (next to the Cathedral office and hall)
Epiphanies.
An exciting multi-media installation presenting three Epiphanies that took place some 2000 years ago and continue to influence millions of people today. By Chris Mann (words), Julia Skeen (images) and Keith Moss (music). Duration: 15 minutes.

Friday 27 June:

11:00 - 15:00 and 18:00 - 21:00
Epiphanies (see above)

18:00 - 19:00:
A Post Modern Experimental Liturgy:
Nic Paton from Cape Town leads a participatory, multimedia theo-Drama liturgy.

19:00. Venue: Trinity Presbyterian Church (Hill Street) Cost: R10
Gospel Concert
Featuring the "Voice of Glory"(Rhodes University student choir); "Still 4 Ever" (Grahamstown community outreach initiative) and Gospel performers from around South Africa.

Saturday 28 June

10:00 - 12:30.Cost: R30,00
Gospel Music Workshop.
Concorde Nkabinde will run an interactive workshop including topics on: The Music business; Professionalism; Musicianship within the Body Of Christ. Focussed for anyone interested in Gospel Music, Careers and what happens in the Music Business; and those running Gospel Groups or Church Bands.

11:00 - 15:00 and 18:00 - 21:00
Epiphanies (see 26 June)

19:00
Gospel Concert (see above)

Sunday 29 June

7:00 - 8:00
Holy Eucharist

9:30 - 11:00
Festival Eucharist
featuring the "In Verse Choir" directed by Sue Cock, leading a Four Part Mass by William Byrd, and the Cathedral choir.

11:00 - 13:00 and 15:00 - 21: 00
Epiphanies (see 26 June)

16:00 - 17:30 Cost: R60
Songs of Praise
An exciting and well loved participatory event, with massed Choirs directed by musician and composer Sue Cock. Don't miss this musical feast of praise and worship!

18:00 - 18:45 Venue: NG Kerk building (cnr Hill and Market Streets)
The road less travelled
Come and take time out from the rush and find a quiet space to enjoy a 45 minute devotional programme consisting of scriptures readings, classical music, prayer, silence.

19:00 Venue: Trinity Presbyterian Church (Hill Street)
Gospel Spiritfest Joint service
Featuring Concord Nkabinde and combined Choir and Band, Grahamstown churches.

Monday 30 June

11:00 - 13:00 and 15:00 - 21: 00
Epiphanies (see 26 June)

11:00 - 12:00:
Lecture: The Story of the Bible - Modern Fiction and Scholarship
by Francis Williamson, a lecturer in Philosophy at Rhodes and a leading Christian thinker in South Africa.

14:00 - 15: 00 Cost: R40
In Verse Choir
A small choir of young adults from Johannesburg delights us in song under the direction of musician and composer Sue Cock.

17:00 - 18:00 Cost: R35 (full); R30(students); R33(friends); R33(block)
Organ recital performed by Philip Burnett.
These recitals lead the listener through works by Buxtenhude, JS Bach, Mendelssohn, Gigout and Herbert Howells. Each recital will be preceded by a brief talk on the works of their composers.

Tuesday 1 July

11:00 - 13:00 and 15:00 - 21: 00
Epiphanies (see 26 June)

11:00 - 12: 00
Lecture: The Miracle of 1994
by Bob Clarke who is an Anglican priest and church historian. The week of the Festival sees the launch of his book "Anglicans against Apartheid 1936-1996" which tells the story of Christian action in the lead up to the 1994 Election.

13:15 - 14:00
Cathedral Marimbas
performed by members of the Cathedral congregation, including boys from The Eluxolweni Shelter for Street Children. Come and enjoy a variety of sacred and secular music from Africa and abroad.

17:30 - 18:30 Cost: R35 (Full); R25(students); R30 (block)
Drama: Revelations of Divine Love
Introducing the talented Lauren Bates (22) who created and performs as "Julian" in this new play based on the writings Julian of Norwich. Her writings are the earliest English text penned by a woman and they vividly describe the supernatural visions that she encountered during a near death experience. Fromheights of ecstasy to the depths of despair, Julian's dramatic experience comes to life in this captivating one hander.

18:00 - 18:45
The road less travelled (see 29June)

Wednesday 2 July

11:00 - 13:00 and 15:00 - 21: 00
Epiphanies (see 26 June)

11:00 - 12:00
Lecture: Handel's Messiah - a guided tour of the music and words
by Barbara Stout, Director of music at the cathedral, and Wilf Stout, Cathedral organist, and others. The accompanist will be Tim Radloff from Rhodes University.

14:00 - 15:00:
Organ recital (see 30 June)

17:30 - 18:15
Taizé Service
Come and enter into a prayerful, reflective candlelit service with music from the Taizé community in France, led by a group of musicians.

Thursday 3 July

11:00 - 13:00 and 15:00 - 21: 00
Epiphanies (see 26 June)

11:00 - 12:00:
Lecture: The Miracle of 1994 under threat: The Challenge for National Reformation and Spiritual Renewal.
By Michael Cassidy, the founder of African Enterprise, and currently spear-heading the National Initiative for Reformation of South Africa- a Christian Coalition for National Renewal and Integrity

13:15 - 14:00
Cathedral Marimbas (see 1 July)

18:00 - 18:45
The road less travelled (see 29June)

Friday 4 July

11:00 - 13:00 and 15:00 - 21: 00
Epiphanies (see 26 June)

11:00 - 12:00
Lecture: Is Christianity purely a cultural phenomenon?:
by Michael Whisson, a social anthropologist, local politician and Anglican LayMinister. He offers insights into a question concerning which all who lay claim to a faith should probably feel uneasy.

13:15 - 14:00
Cathedral Marimbas (see 1 July)

17:30 - 18:30
Drama: Revelations of Divine Love (see 1 July)

Saturday 5 July

11:00 - 13:00 and 15:00 - 21: 00
Epiphanies (see 26 June)

17:30 - 18:30
Drama: Revelations of Divine Love (see 1 July)