A slightly different Cathedral visit today – as a member of RSCM Scottish Voices – this trip was to St Ninian’s Cathedral in Perth to sing evensong.
The day started badly for me as I managed to get confused with the train timetable, resulting in me turning up late – and causing great amusement amongst several other members of the choir.
RSCM Scottish Voices was set up in 2008, with Frikki Walker as the Musical Director and Richard Walmsley as Organist. Richard is also the resident organist at St Ninian’s Cathedral.
St Ninian’s Cathedral was built in 1849 and is now a category A listed building. St Ninian’s cathedral was the first to be built in Britain after the Reformation, and was consecrated in 1850. It stands on ground that originally formed part of the Blackfriars Monastery and is dedicated to St. Ninian, the first name we know in the Christian history of Scotland.
The service was:
- Introit – Cantate Domino (Pitoni)
- Versicles and Responses (Richard Seal)
- Psalm 65 (chant by Percy C Buck in G major)
- Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis (Walmisley in D major)
- Anthem – Sing Joyfully (William Byrd c1539-1623)
- Te Deum (Ireland in F)
RSCM Scottish Voices will be singing evensong next at St Mary’s Cathedral in Edinburgh on Saturday 28 November 2009 at 4pm. Please come along and listen to us.
More about St Ninian’s Cathedral, Perth at: