Sunday, 5 October 2014

The key to it all


St Giles' Cathedral
A great day was had by all in St Giles' Cathedral in the heart of Edinburgh yesterday as under the direction of Richard Walmsley we sang Choral Evensong including music by Peter Phillips, Humphrey Clucas, Herbert Howells, Franz Josef Haydn, and Frikki Walker, accompanied on the truly stunning cathedral organ by St Giles' assistant organist Peter Backhouse.

It turned out to be great weather considering the forecast was for heavy rain, and inside the cathedral was bright and flooded with sunlight, which helped us clearly see the massive number of tourists wandering round and peering over our shoulders to see what we were up to during the rehearsals!

One personal highlight was when the administrator was handed the key, the only key in existence, for the Queen's Thistle Chapel where we robed prior to the service, which you will see from the photo is a PROPER key!

Our next service, the last of 2014, is only four weeks from now, on Saturday 1st November 2014 in St Ninian's Cathedral, Perth when we will sing Choral Evensong for All Saints' Day at 4pm.  Watch this space for further details, and follow us on Twitter @RSCMScotVoices

Cantoris rehearsing





Key to the Thistle Chapel

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