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…. an engineer, singer and photographer living in Scotland

St Ninian’s Cathedral, Perth

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Exterior of St Ninian's Cathedral, Perth

Exterior of St Ninian's Cathedral, Perth

 
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, Perth - Organ Console

St Ninian's Cathedral, Perth - Organ Console


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:

  • St Ninian’s Cathedral web site
  • My fotopic gallery of pictures taken at St Ninian’s Cathedral on 12 September 2009.
  • My smugmug gallery of pictures taken at St Ninian’s Cathedral on 12 September 2009.
  • Wikipedia Entry
  • Author: Stewart

    An instrumentation engineer who enjoys photography and singing. Working in the West of Scotland; a member of St Mary's Cathedral Glasgow and Southwark Cathedral; and a volunteer guard/signalman on the Ffestiniog Railway in North Wales.

    2 thoughts on “St Ninian’s Cathedral, Perth

    1. It was a good day Pencefn, and Choral Evensong was very enjoyable. Just a pity that someone so into trains managed to screw up the timings, making himself late to Perth!

      🙂

      As an observation though, Richard’s surname is Walmsley not Walmisley.

    2. Thanks Layclerk 😉

      Posted amended accordingly.

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