Saturday, 14 March 2015

Royal Deeside

Our next choral outing is a visit to Royal Deeside where directed by Frikki Walker we shall be singing unaccompanied Choral Evensong at 4pm on Saturday 9th May 2015 in St Margaret's former Episcopal Church in the beautiful town of Braemar.

Last used for regular worship in 1997, St Margaret’s was built by the prominent Scottish architect Sir John Ninian Comper between 1899 and 1907 and ceased to be an Episcopal Church in 2013 when it was transferred into the care of the Scottish Redundant Churches Trust since when it has been developing into an arts and performance venue.

We see our visit to sing Choral Evensong as harking back to its illustrious past while firmly looking to what the future holds for this architecturally significant building set in beautiful Royal Deeside and less than 10 miles from Balmoral, home of Her Majesty the Queen, Royal Patron of the RSCM.

Introit:         Cantate Domino (Pitoni)
Responses:   Richard Ayleward
Psalms:        47 & 48 (chants by James Turle & Stanley Vann)
Canticles:    Magnificat Primi Toni (Giovanni Perluigi da Palestrina)
                     Nunc Dimittis (Thomas Luis da Victoria)
Anthem:      Praise our Lord (William Byrd)

Sunday, 8 March 2015

Young Scottish Voices are recruiting

Our wee sister choir, RSCM Young Scottish Voices is currently recruiting new members. 

Under new Musical Director, our very own Frikki Walker, they next sing together on 21st March 2015 in St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral in Glasgow and if you're resident anywhere in Scotland, aged 10-18, and already in a choir, it's not too late to join and be part of that day!  Future meetings will take place in various places around the country.

Please contact administrator Chris Wilson at if you'd like more information.

Free concert!

RSCM Scottish Voices member Sadie Maskery together with the other half of her regular duo Graham Cumberland are joining forces with soprano Sally Penman and pianist David Brown for an evening of light classical and jazz music entitled "Simply Because...." - simply because they want to help Rebecca Dalgleish raise money for the Children's Hospice Association Scotland. 

The concert is at Dirleton Kirk, East Lothian, Scotland EH38 5EH at 7.30pm on Sunday 22nd March 2015, and will include songs by Ira Gershwin, Irving Berlin and Karl Jenkins. There is no charge, everyone is invited just to turn up on the night for a hour of enchanting music, followed by refreshments in the Dirleton Kirk hall. All donations are for Rebecca Dalgleish, whose mum Pam will a special guest at the evening (although she says she won't be singing!)

You can easily donate online by visiting