The Cathedral Shop is already well-stocked for Christmas. We have an attractive range of Christmas cards, advent calendars and a variety of cribs and angels with prices starting at just £2.50.
There are plenty of gift ideas in the Shop too. We have a wide selection of jewellery at very reasonable prices, as well as love spoons, books and CDs (including Deo Gracias, the new compilation of organ music played by our Director of Music, Stephen Moore). For children, there are beautiful illustrated books telling the Christmas story, in both Welsh and English.
Mary Madsen, Shop Manager, says, “Don’t pass us by – do pop in and have a look. You might be surprised!”
The Cathedral Shop is open Monday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm, and after services on a Sunday during Advent. It is situated to the right of the West Door, beneath the Pritchard Tower, and is run by a wonderful group of volunteers.
Welsh Hearts are delighted to bring you We 3 Tenors, our Christmas Concert, with an amazing concert featuring 3 of the finest tenors from Wales. A feast of sumptuous popular operatic delights for this special gala Christmas concert.
We 3 Tenors will take to the stage and raise the roof at Llandaff Cathedral in aid of Welsh Hearts, Wales’ leading heart charity on Wednesday 12th December at 7.30pm. Our 3 Tenors are Sam Furness, Rhodri Prys Jones, and Huw Ynyr Evans. The tenors will perform heart-warming renditions of your favourite arias and duets, including a helping of Christmas classics to get you in the mood for the festive season.
“Since the charity was set up in 2013, we have dedicated our time to improving the health of communities in Wales. To date, we have supplied over 1500 public access defibrillators in Wales, trained over 46,000 people in defibrillator and CPR training and screened over 2,000 young hearts to detect heart abnormalities”.
Our events are pivotal to help fund the lifesaving work that we do. We ask that you will, once again, give your time and a little of your heart to help us continue our lifesaving work. We hope to see you on Wednesday 12th December for an evening of beautiful heart-warming music.
Join Welsh Hearts for this concert to remember whilst enjoying the stunning ambiance and haunting acoustics of Llandaff Cathedral. All proceeds from this event will go towards Welsh Hearts’ ‘Keep Wales Ticking appeal’. The primary aim of this appeal is to provide even more defibrillators into schools & communities across Wales.
Tickets for this event can be purchased through the Welsh Hearts website at £20 (standard) or £15 (concessions). www.welshhearts.org/events. Alternatively, please contact the fundraising office on 02922 402670.
The Season of Advent begins on Sunday 2nd December when the Cathedral will hold its annual Advent Procession at 4.30pm.
The Advent Procession involves bringing light to the darkness, but the service also captures an idea that is central to our keeping of Advent: the recognition that the beautiful world in which we live is marred by our human wilfulness, greed and violence.
The light that shines in the darkness of the Church represents the light of Jesus Christ shining in our dark world. That light dispels the darkness, but not without showing up the dark places of our world, and of our lives. The light of Christ sees us as we are; it judges all, but it is also the illumination and the warmth, the guiding light, which leads us from darkness into light.
The Advent Procession is punctuated by sung phrases, drawn from scripture, known as the Advent Antiphons. With one exception, all refer specifically to Jesus, who is regarded – by Christians at least – as the fulfilment of Jewish expectation and Old Testament prophecy. These ‘O’ Antiphons are addressed to God, calling him to come as teacher and deliverer.
During the Service the Cathedral Choir will sing the following music:
after Palestrina – Matin Responsory
Macmillan – O Radiant Dawn
Beamish – In the Stillness
Goldschmidt – A tender shoot
McKie – We wait for thy loving kindness
Praetorius/Vulpius – Es ist ein Ros entsprungen
Joubert – There is no rose
Lauridsen – O nata lux
after Palestrina – Vesper Responsory
The following hymns will be sung by all:
Come, thou Redeemer of the earth
On Jordan’s bank
Hark the glad sound
Come, thou long-expected Jesus
O come, O come, Emmanuel
Lo! He comes with clouds descending
All are welcome to attend this wonderfully atmospheric service.