Venues & Repertoire


RSCM Scottish Voices started in the summer of 2008 at Strathallan School in Perthshire.  After that initial meeting it was agreed that the choir had potential, so in January 2009 we met again, this time in St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral in Glasgow where we rehearsed all day and sang a short Epiphany service at the end of it.  In March 2009 we gathered for a third time, this time in Dunblane Cathedral where we again rehearsed all day and finished with Choral Evensong.  Although not listed below some members of the choir attended the RSCM Triennial Festival in the Roman Catholic Cathedral in Oban in June 2009, but that wasn't as RSCM Scottish Voices, it was really as individuals.

Other than the service in Dunblane Cathedral in March 2009, the music list for which is missing (this was immediately prior to our current administrator being appointed and records for that time are incomplete), what follows is essentially the history and repertoire of RSCM Scottish Voices, as it currently stands.  This page should be updated regularly.  We'll try our best to remember!

September 2010

Venues

Since our first service in 2009 we have sung in
And we have enjoyed residential rehearsal weekends at

Repertoire

Strathallan School, Forgandenny, Perthshire, August 2008
Conductor: Frikki Walker
Organist: Richard Walmsley

Music rehearsed
  • Motet & Mass "Dixit Maria" (Hans Leo Hassler)
  • Rejoice the Lord is King (Malcolm Archer)
  • World Music:  Praise your maker; He came down; Jesu Tawa Pano; If you believe and I believe; Amen Siakudumisa
  • Cantate Domino (Pitoni)
  • O, pray for the peace of Jerusalem (Herbert Howells)
  • Save us, O Lord (Edward Cuthbert Bairstow)
  • Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis in E flat (Charles Wood)
  • Jubilate Deo (John Sanders)
  • Preces & Responses (John Sanders)

St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral, Glasgow, 17th January 2009
Conductor: Frikki Walker
Organist: Richard Walmsley

A short Epiphany Service
  • Anthem: O Magnum Mysterium (Morten Lauridsen)
  • Hymn: Of the Father's love begotten
  • Anthem: Small wonder the star, small wonder the light (Words: Paul Wigmore, Music: Paul Edwards)
  • Anthem: Magi videntes stellam (Jacobus Clemens non Papa)
  • Anthem: When to the temple Mary went (Johannes Eccard)
  • Anthem: Nunc Dimittis in E flat (Charles Wood)
  • Anthem: Hail gladdening Light! (Charles Wood)
  • Hymn: Unto us a boy is born

Dunblane Cathedral, 28th March 2009
Conductor: Frikki Walker
Organist: Richard Walmsley


Loretto School, Musselburgh, 7th – 9th August 2009
Conductor: Frikki Walker
Organist: Richard Walmsley

Choral Evensong to close the residential rehearsal weekend
  • Introit: Hear my Prayer O Lord (Henry Purcell)
  • Responses: Richard Seal
  • Hymn: Why fum’th in sight (Music: Thomas Tallis)
  • Canticles: Hugh Blair in b minor
  • Anthem: Sing Joyfully (William Byrd)
  • Vesper Hymn: Te lucis ante terminum (Music: Ferial tone & Thomas Tallis)
During the weekend we also sang:
  • Hail Gladdening Light (Charles Wood)
  • Cantate Domino (Pitoni)
  • Totus Tuus (Gorecki)
  • Te Deum in F (Ireland)
  • Jubilate Deo in B flat (Stanford)

St Ninian’s Episcopal Cathedral, Perth, 12th September 2009
Conductor: Frikki Walker
Organist: Richard Walmsley

Choral Evensong
  • Introit: Cantate Domino (Pitoni)
  • Responses: Richard Seal
  • Psalm: 65
  • Canticles: Walmisley in D Major
  • Anthem: Sing Joyfully (Byrd)
  • Te Deum: Ireland in F

St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral, Edinburgh, 28th November 2009
Conductor: Frikki Walker
Organist: Geoff Bolton

Choral Evensong
  • Introit: Hear my prayer O Lord (Purcell)
  • Responses: John Sanders
  • Psalms: 137 &138
  • Canticles: Blair in b minor
  • Anthem: Hail gladdening light (Wood)
  • Hymn: Ye holy angels bright (Tune: Darwall's 148th - John Darwall)

St Mary’s Parish Church, Haddington, 16th January 2010
Conductor: Frikki Walker
Organist: Matthew Beetschen
  • Hymn: O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness
  • Anthem: O Magnum Mysterium (Victoria)
  • Hymn: How brightly beams the morning star (Bach)
  • Anthem: In a byre near Bethlehem (Irish trad, arr John L Bell & Frikki Walker)
  • Anthem: Bethlehem Down (Warlock)
  • Hymn: New light has dawned
  • Anthem: Lo Star-Led Chiefs (Crotch)
  • Hymn: Of the Father’s love begotten

St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral, Glasgow, 20th February 2010
Conductor: Frikki Walker
Organist: Richard Walmsley

Choral Evensong
  • Introit: Salvator Mundi (John Blow)
  • Responses: Thomas Tomkins
  • Psalm: 77
  • Hymn: Lord Jesus, think on me (Tune Southwell – W Daman)
  • Canticles: Daniel Purcell in e minor
  • Anthem: Lord, let me know mine end (Maurice Greene)
  • Hymn: There’s a wideness in God’s mercy (Tune: Cross of Jesus – Sir John Stainer)

Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Kilmarnock, 17th April 2010
Conductor: Richard Walmsley
Organist: Frikki Walker

Choral Evensong
  • Introit: This Joyful Eastertide (arr Wood)
  • Responses: William Smith
  • Psalm: 89 vv 1-19
  • Canticles: Healey Willan in E Flat
  • Anthem: Sing Joyfully (William Byrd)

St Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral, Dundee, 19th June 2010
Conductor: Frikki Walker
Organist: Richard Walmsley

Choral Evensong
  • Introit: Jubilate Deo in C (Benjamin Britten)
  • Hymn: When in our music, God is glorified (Music: C V Stanford)
  • Responses: William Smith
  • Psalms: 99 & 100 & 101
  • Canticles: Daniel Purcell in e minor
  • Anthem: Ye choirs of new Jerusalem (Charles Villiers Stanford)
  • Hymn: Guide me, O thou great Redeemer (Music: John Hughes)

St Ninian’s Episcopal Cathedral, Perth, 24th July 2010
Conductor: Frikki Walker
Organist: Matthew Beetschen

Wedding of Richard Walmsley and Joanna Woolley

Choir made up of members of RSCM Scottish Voices, St Ninian’s Cathedral Choir, and Strathallan School Choral scholars
  • Introit: Jubilate Deo in C (Benjamin Britten)
  • Hymn: O Jesus I have promised (Tune: Wolvercote – William H Ferguson, descant by Richard Walmsley)
  • Hymn: Songs of praise the angels sang (Tune: Northampton – C J King)
  • Hymn: O praise ye the Lord (Tune: Laudate Dominum – Charles Hubert Humphrey Parry)
  • Anthem: My beloved spake (Patrick Hadley)
  • Anthem: Ye choirs of new Jerusalem (Charles Villiers Stanford)
  • Hymn: Tell out my soul (Tune: Woodlands – Walter Greatorex, descant by William Campbell-Gibson)
  • Voluntary: Finale from Organ Symphony No 1 Op. 14 (Louis Vierne)

Strathallan School, Forgandenny, Perthshire, residential rehearsal weekend, 6th to 8th August 2010
Conductor: Frikki Walker
Organist: Richard Walmsley

Choral Evensong
  • Introit: In Pace (William Blitheman)
  • Responses: Thomas Morley
  • Psalm: 121
  • Canticles: Sir John Stainer in B flat
  • Anthem: Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace (Samuel Sebastian Wesley)
In addition we rehearsed or sang through the following over the course of the weekend:
  • Praise our Lord, all ye gentiles (William Byrd)
  • Fauxbourdon Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis (John Bertalot)
  • Greater love hath no man than this (John Ireland)
  • There is a place (John L. Bell)
  • Prayer for peace (Frikki Walker)
  • And I saw a new Heaven (Edgar Bainton)
  • We will remember them (John Madden)
  • Let all mortal flesh keep silence (Sir Edward Cuthbert Bairstow)
  • Gaudete Omnes (Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck)

    St John’s Episcopal Church, Forfar, 11th September 2010

    Conductor: Frikki Walker
    Organist: Rupert Jeffcoat

    Choral Evensong for 9/11
    • Introit: There is a place (John L Bell)
    • Responses: William Byrd
    • Canticles: John Bertalot fauxbourden
    • Anthem: Greater love hath no man than this (John Ireland)
    • Vesper: Prayer for peace (Frikki Walker)

    Thomas Coats Memorial Baptist Church, Paisley, 22nd January 2011
    Conductor: Frikki Walker
    Organist:Richard Walmsley

    Choral Evensong
    • Introit: Let all mortal flesh keep silence (Sir Edward Cuthbert Bairstow)
    • Responses: John Bertalot
    • Psalm 21 (chant by Sir Frederick Arthur Gore Ouseley)
    • Psalm 23 (chant by Sir Henry Walford Davies)
    • Office hymn: Creator of the stars of night (Tune: Conditor Alme Siderum)
    • Canticles: Sir John Stainer in B flat
    • Anthem: And I saw a new heaven (Edgar Leslie Bainton)
    • Closing hymn: The day Thou gavest, Lord, is ended (Tune: St Clement - Clement Scholefield.  Descant by Matthew J Edwards)
    • Vesper: In Pace (William Blitheman)

    Dunblane Cathedral, 5th March 2011
    Conductor: Richard Walmsley
    Organist: Matthew Beetschen

    Evening Prayer
    • We wait for Thy loving kindness, O God (William McKie)
    • Responsorial Psalm 63 vv1-8 (Michael Mizgailo-Cayton)
    • Magnificat in e minor (Daniel Purcell)
    • Praise our Lord, all ye gentiles (William Byrd)
    • Gaudete Omnes (Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck)
    • Hymn: O God of blessings all praise to You (Tune: Soli Deo Gloria - Marty Haugen)

      St Mary’s Parish Church, Haddington, 21st May 2011
      Conductor: Frikki Walker
      Organist: Richard Walmsley

      Devotional service of readings and music for Eastertide
      • Introit: Gaudete Omnes (Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck)
      • Hymn: This joyful Eastertide (Charles Wood)
      • Psalm: The Easter Anthems (chants by Pelham Humfrey & George S Talbot)
      • Anthem: O God, Thou art my God (Henry Purcell)
      • Anthem: Surgens Jesus (Peter Philips)
      • Anthem: Morning glory, starlit sky (Barry Rose)
      • Anthem: O sons and daughters, let us sing (Henry Walford Davies)
      • Hymn: Ye choirs of new Jerusalem

      St Andrew's Episcopal Cathedral, Aberdeen, 18th June 2011
      Conductor: Frikki Walker
      Organist: Richard Walmsley

      Choral Evensong for the eve of Trinity
      • Introit: God the Holy Trinity (David Halls)
      • Responses: Richard Ayleward
      • Psalm: 147 (chant by Charles Villiers Stanford)
      • Hymn: Bright the vision that delighted (Tune: Redhead No 46)
      • Canticles: Basil Harwood in A flat
      • Anthem: I saw the Lord (Sir John Stainer)
      • Hymn: I bind unto myself today (Tune: St Patrick's Breastplate)

      St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral, Glasgow, Sunday 26th June 2011
      Conductor: Frikki Walker
      Organist: Geoff Woollatt

      RSCM Music Sunday Choral Evensong

      Choral Evensong to celebrate RSCM Music Sunday, with music performed in its orchestral arrangements, sung by a massed choir made up of members of choirs including RSCM Scottish Voices; St Mary's Cathedral Choir; Glasgow Chamber Choir; Glasgow University Chapel Choir; St John's Church Choir, Dumfries; Strathallan School; St Margaret's Church Choir, Glasgow, accompanied by the St Mary's Cathedral Festival Orchestra and all conducted by our Musical Director Frikki Walker (who is also Director of Music at St Mary's Cathedral and former conductor of both Glasgow Chamber Choir and Glasgow University Chapel Choir).
      • Responses: Richard Shepherd
      • Psalm: 122 - I was glad (Parry)
      • Canticles: Stanford in B flat
      • Anthem: Blessed city, heavenly Salem (Bairstow)
      • Te Deum: Stanford in B flat

      Strathallan School, Forgandenny, Perthshire, residential rehearsal weekend, 5th to 7th August 2011
      Conductor: Frikki Walker
      Organist: Richard Walmsley

      Over the course of the weekend we rehearsed or sang through the following:
      • Missa Brevis (Giovanni Perluigi da Palestrina)
      • Preces and Responses (John Reading)
      • Preces and Responses (George McPhee)
      • Psalm 89
      • Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis in F (John Ireland)
      • Ave verum corpus (William Byrd)
      • Give us the wings of faith (Sir Ernest Bullock)
      • Tree of Life (Marty Haugen - arr. Frikki Walker)
      • Laudate Nomen Domini (Christopher Tye)
      • Faire is the Heaven (William Harris)
      • The Heavens are telling (Franz Joseph Haydn)
      • Alleluya Psallat (William Mathias)
      • Non nobis Domine (Roger Quilter)

      Meet the Director, St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral, Glasgow, Wednesday 7th September 2011
      Conductor: Richard Walmsley

      Event organised by RSCM Scotland during the visit to Scotland of Lindsay Gray, Director of the Royal School of Church Music.  RSCM Scottish Voices provided a short introduction to the evening by singing four pieces of music, before Lindsay Gray addressed the assembled audience.
      • Laudate Nomen Domini (Christopher Tye)
      • Ave verum corpus (William Byrd)
      • Tree of Life (Marty Haugen - arr. Frikki Walker)
      • Agnus Dei I & II from Missa Brevis (Giovanni Perluigi da Palestrina)
      St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral, Glasgow, Saturday 17th September 2011
      Conductors: Frikki Walker & Richard Walmsley
      Organist: Richard Walmsley

      Choral Evensong
      • Laudate Nomen Domini (Christopher Tye)
      • Preces and Responses (Bernard Rose)
      • Psalm 89
      • Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis in G (Herbert Sumsion)
      • Faire is the Heaven (William Harris)
      St Aloysius Roman Catholic Church, Glasgow, Saturday 5th November 2011
      Conductor & Organist: Frikki Walker

      Choral Mass
      • Missa Brevis (Giovanni Perluigi da Palestrina) 
      • Ave Verum Corpus (William Byrd)
      St Ninian's Episcopal Cathedral, Perth, Saturday 11th February 2012
      Conductor: Frikki Walker
      Organist: Richard Walmsley

      Choral Evensong
      • Introit: Give us the wings of faith (Sir Ernest Bullock)
      • Responses: John Reading
      • Canticles: John Ireland in F
      • Anthem: Alleluya Psallat (William Mathias)
      • Final Responses: Edward Naylor

      Church of the Holy Rude, Stirling, Saturday 17th March 2012
      Conductor: Frikki Walker
      Organist: Geoffrey Woollatt

      Recital - Palestrina to Rutter

      Choir Music
      • Laudate Nomen Domini (Christopher Tye)
      • Ave Verum Corpus (William Byrd)
      • Missa Brevis (Giovani Perluigi da Palestrina)
      • The Heavens are telling (Joseph Haydn)
      • I bind unto myself – St Patrick’s Breastplate (Charles V. Stanford)
      • A Prayer of Saint Patrick (John Rutter)
      • Non Nobis Domine (Roger Quilter)
      • Tree of life (Marty Haugen arr. Frikki Walker)
      • Alleluya Psallat (William Mathias)
      Organ Music
      • Toccata on Nun danket alle Gott (Egil Hovland)
      • Ave Maria, Ave Maris Stella (Jean Langlais)

      St Ninian's Episcopal Cathedral, Perth, Saturday 31st March 2012
      Messiah (G F Handel)

      Not one of our official events, but members of RSCM Scottish Voices joined with other choirs in a performance of Handel's work, directed by our own Assistant Musical Director Richard Walmsley.


      Old Saint Paul's Episcopal Church, Edinburgh, Saturday 28th April 2012
      Conductor: Frikki Walker
      Organist: Geoffrey Woollatt


      Choral Evensong
      • Introit: O sons and daughters (Walford Davies)
      • Responses: Clucas
      • Psalms: 137 & 138
      • Office Hymn: The Lamb's high banquet we await (tune: Ad cenam agni)
      • Canticles: Murrill in E
      • Anthem: Ye choirs of new Jerusalem (Stanford)
      • Closing Hymn: Ye watchers and ye holy ones (tune: Lasst uns erfreuen - arr. Ralph Vaughan William)
      • Final Responses: Naylor 

      York Minster, Monday 7th May 2012
      Conductor: Gordon Appleton
      Organist: David Pipe

      RSCM Voices Choral Evensong

      Twenty members of RSCM Scottish Voices represented the choir and joined with a similar number of singers from each of RSCM Voices North, RSCM Voices South, and RSCM Voices Midlands and South West
      • Responses: William Smith of Durham
      • Canticles: Francis Jackson in G
      • Anthem: And I saw a new Heaven (Edgar Bainton)
      • Psalm: 37 (chants by Goss and Skarrat)

      Dunfermline Abbey, Saturday 19th May 2012
      Conductor: Frikki Walker
      Organist: Norman Mitchell

      Choral Evensong
      • Introit: Ascendit Deus (Philips)
      • Responses: Clucas
      • Psalms: 99, 100, 101 (chants by Barnby & Parrott)
      • Office Hymn: Eternal Monarch, King most high (tune: Gonfalon Royal)
      • Canticles: Sumsion in G
      • Anthem: Faire is the Heaven (Harris)
      • Closing Hymn: Christ tiumphant, ever reigning (tune: Guiting Power, descant by Frikki Walker)
      • Final Responses: Naylor

      St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral, Edinburgh, Saturday 16th June 2012
      Conductor: Duncan Ferguson (Master of the Music at St Mary's Cathedral)
      Organist: Nick Wearne (Assistant Organist at St Mary's Cathedral)

      RSCM Scotland Triennial Festival

      RSCM Scottish Voices took part in the 2012 Scottish Triennial Festival, with choirs from all over the country.  In addition to the music listed below, which all choirs sang, RSCM Scottish Voices performed the hauntingly beautiful Tree of Life, the tune of which was written by Marty Haugen with the choral arrangement by our own Frikki Walker.
      • I give to you a new commandment (Peter Nardone)
      • Hymn: Christ is made the sure foundation (tune: Westminster Abbey - adapted from Purcell)
      • Jubilate (John Harper)
      • Magnificat in B flat (Sir John Stainer)
      • As water to the thirsty (T. Brian Coleman - arr John Barnard)
      • Hymn: Sing praise to God (tune by Michael Fleming)
      • Let all the world (Ralph Vaughan Williams)
      • Prayer response (Chinese folk melody - arr. Pu-Qi Jiang)
      • I was glad (Sir C Hubert H Parry)
      • An Irish Blessing (Elizabeth Ann Spencer)

      St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral, Glasgow, Sunday 24th June 2012
      Conductor: Frikki Walker
      Organist: Geoffrey Woollatt

      Orchestral Choral Evensong for RSCM Music Sunday

      Members of RSCM Scottish Voices joined with the cathedral choir and members of Glasgow Chamber Choir amongst others in a repeat of the spectacular Choral Evensong of 2011 to celebrate the work of the Royal School of Church Music by performing music including Parry's I was glad, Stanford in A Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis, and Ireland's Greater love hath no man, all in their exciting orchestral arrangements, accompanied by the St Mary's Cathedral Festival Orchestra and Geoffrey Woollatt on the organ.


      Strathallan School, Forgandenny, Perthshire, residential rehearsal weekend, 10th to 12th August 2012
      Conductor: Frikki Walker
      Accompanist: Richard Walmsley

      Over the course of the weekend we rehearsed or sang through the following:
      • Richard Shephard Preces and Responses
      • Charles Villiers Stanford Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis in C
      • Richard Farrant Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis in g minor
      • Charles Wood Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis in F (Collegium Regale)
      • Harold Darke Communion Service in F
      • Psalm 121 (chant by Henry Walford Davies)
      • Alleluia - Senex Puerum (William Byrd)
      • When David heard (Thomas Weelkes)
      • Blessed City, Heavenly Salem (Edward Cuthbert Bairstow)
      • Cantique de Jean Racine (Gabriel Faure)
      • Love Divine (Howard Goodall)
      • Irish Blessing (Bob Chilcott)
      • 1st movement of Gloria (Antonio Vivaldi)
      • Remember not Lord our offences (Henry Purcell)
      • O clap your hands (Ralph Vaughan-Williams)
      • Exsultate Justi (Ludovico da Viadana)

      Brodick Parish Church, Isle of Arran, Saturday 29th September 2012
      Conductor: Steven McIntyre

      A 17 strong choir consisting of some members of three choirs: RSCM Scottish Voices; Glasgow Chamber Choir; and the choir St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral, Glasgow, sang at the wedding of one of the members of RSCM Scottish Voices, followed by much celebration at the reception and ceilidh.
      • Introit: Psalm 150 - O Praise God in His Holiness (C V Stanford)
      • Entrance of the bride: Now thank we all our God (JS Bach, arr Peter Parshall)
      • Hymn: We come, dear Lord, to celebrate (words: John Bell. Tune: Repton)
      • Psalm: 121 - I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills (Henry Walford Davies)
      • Hymn: It came upon the midnight clear (words: Edmund Sears. Tune: Noel)
      • Blessing: Irish Blessing (Bob Chilcott)
      • Hymn: Tell out my soul the greatness of the Lord (Words: Timothy Dudley-Smith. Tune: Woodlands)
      • Register signing: Love Divine (Howard Goodall)
      • Exit of bride and groom: Gloria in excelsis Deo (Antonio Vivaldi)

      St John's Episcopal Church, Dumfries, Saturday 10th November 2012
      Conductor: Richard Walmsley

      Choral Evensong
      • Introit:                   Cantique de Jean Racine (Gabriel Fauré)
      • Responses:            Richard Shephard
      • Psalm:                   121 (Walford Davies)
      • Office Hymn:        We lay our broken world
      • Canticles:               Stanford in C
      • Anthem:                Greater Love (John Ireland)
      • Final Hymn:          O God our help in ages past (arr, Stanford)
      • Blessing:                Irish Blessing (Bob Chilcott)

      St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral, Glasgow, Saturday 2nd February 2013
      Conductor: Frikki Walker
      Accompanist: Richard Walmsley


      Choral Mass for Candlemas
      • Setting:                 Communion Service in F Major (Harold E. Darke)
      • Anthem:                Exsultate Justi (Ludovico da Viadana)
      • Anthem:                Alleluia - Senex Puerum (William Byrd)
      • Anthem:               Presentation of Christ in the Temple (Johannes Eccard)
      • Gospel:                 Nunc Dimittis in C (Charles Villiers Stanford)
      • Hymn:                  Ye gates, lift up your heads on high (Ps 24 vv7-10) Tune: St George's (Edinburgh) (Andrew Mitchell Thomson)
      • Hymn:                  When Mary brought her treasure. Tune: Es ist ein Ros' Entsprungen (German carol melody)
      • Hymn:                   Of the Father's love begotten. Tune: Piaie Cantiones (adapted)
      • Hymn:                      New light has dawned, the Son of God is here. Tune: West Ashton (John Barnard)

      Holy Trinity Parish Church, St Andrews, Saturday 9th March 2013
      Conductor: Richard Walmsley
      Accompanist: Peter Wakeford



      Choral Evensong
      • Introit:                   Remember not, Lord, our offences (Henry Purcell)
      • Responses:            William Smith of Durham (cantor: Gary Young)
      • Psalm:                   119 vv105-120 (Walford Davies)
      • Office Hymn:        Lord Jesus, think on me (Tune: Southwell)
      • Canticles:              Richard Farrant in g minor
      • Anthem:                When David heard (Thomas Weelkes)
      • Final Hymn:          All for Jesus! (Sir John Stainer)

      Paisley Abbey, Saturday 27th April 2013
      Conductor: Frikki Walker
      Accompanist: Steven McIntyre



      Choral Evensong
      • Introit:                   Love Divine (Howard Goodall)
      • Responses:            Richard Shephard (cantor: Lesley Buntain)
      • Psalm:                   48 (Stanley Vann)
      • Office Hymn:        We love the place, O Lord (Tune: Quam Dilecta)
      • Canticles:              Charles Wood in F (Collegium Regale)
      • Anthem:                Blessed city, hevenly Salem (Sir Edward Bairstow)
      • Final Hymn:          Angel voices, ever singing (Angel Voices - descant by E.G. Monk arr Frikki Walker)

      St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral, Edinburgh, Saturday 25th May 2013, RSCM Celebration day
      Director: Andrew Reid, RSCM Director

      Together with the cathedral choir, RSCM Young Scottish Voices, and massed choirs, we took part in the annual RSCM Celebration day service.

      University of Stirling, residential rehearsal weekend, 2nd to 4th August 2013
      Conductor: Frikki Walker
      Accompanist: Richard Walmsley

      Over the course of the weekend we rehearsed or sang through the following:
      • Herbert Brewer Magnificat & Nunc Dimitis in D
      • George Dyson Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis in D
      • Gerge Frederick Handel: Worthy is the Lamb that was slain
      • Charles Villiers Stanford: Ye choirs of new Jerusalem
      • Paul Edwards: Small wonder the star
      • John Blow: Salvator Mundi
      • Charles Wood: Hail gladdening light
      • Thomas Weelkes: Hosanna to the son of David
      • Thomas Tallis: O sacrum convivium
      • William Byrd: Sing joyfully
      • William Byrd: Ave verum corpus
      • Peter Phillips: Ascendit Deus
      • Herbert Howells: O pray for the peace of Jerusalem
      • Edgar Bainton: And I saw a new heaven
      • David Ogden: Christ has no body now but yours
      • Edward Cuthbert Bairstow: Let all mortal flesh keep silence
      • Psalms 42 & 43 (chants: Frikki Walker, James Turle)
      • Psalm 80 (chant: Ivor Atkins)
      • Psalm 147 (chant: Charles Villiers Stanford)
      • Psalm 148 (chant: Gerald Brown)
      • Psalm 149 (chant: Charles Villiers Stanford)
      • Psalm 150 (chant: Charles Villiers Stanford)

      St Andrew's Episcopal Cathedral, Inverness, Saturday 14th September 2013
      Director: Richard Walmsley
      Organist: Peter Wakeford





      Choral Evensong
      • Introit:                   Crux Fidelis (King John of Portugal)
      • Responses:            Bernard Rose (cantor: Lesley Buntain)
      • Canticles:              George Dyson in D
      • Anthem:                Worthy is the Lamb (GF Handel)
      • Vesper:                  O pray for the peace of Jerusalem (Herbert Howells) 

      Dunfermline Abbey, Saturday 12th October 2013
      Most Elevating of Voices - The musical legacy of Andrew Carnegie: a transatlantic celebration
      Concert in conjunction with Carnegie UK Trust and Carnegie Corporation of New York

      Director: Frikki Walker
      Organist: Michael Bawtree

      Part 1 – sung in the mediaeval nave
      Thomas Weelkes: Hosanna to the Son of David
      William Byrd: Sing Joyfully
      William Byrd: Ave Verum Corpus
      Peter Philips: Ascendit Deus

      Part 2 – performed in the church
      JS Bach: Prelude and Fugue in E flat, "St. Anne"
      Sir George Dyson: Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in D
      Herbert Howells: Master Tallis’ Testament
      Herbert Howells: O pray for the peace of Jerusalem
      Felix Mendelssohn: Sonata IV: Allegro
      Edgar Bainton: And I saw a new heaven
      Charles Stanford: Ye Choirs of New Jerusalem
      GF Handel: Worthy is the Lamb (from The Messiah)

      This concert was twinned with an almost identical programme in New York on 20th November 2013, in the magnificent Cathedral of St John the Divine, one of the largest cathedrals in the world. The organist was Kent Tritle, Director of Cathedral Music and Organist, and the singers were the Cathedral Choir, Cathedral Choristers and the Oratorio Society of New York.


      St Aloysius' RC Church, Glasgow, Saturday 23rd November 2013
      Director: Frikki Walker



      Vigil Mass
      • William Byrd: Mass for Four Voices
      • Edward Bairstow: Let all mortal flesh keep silence


      St Michael's Parish Church, Linlithgow, Saturday 15th February 2014
      Director: Frikki Walker
      Organist: Richard Walmsley



      Choral Evensong
      • Introit:     Small wonder the star (Edwards)
      • Responses: John Bertalot (cantor: Ian Gibson)
      • Psalm: 147
      • Canticles: Ireland in F
      • Anthem: Sing Joyfully - Byrd

      The Old Parish Church of Peebles, Saturday 5th April 2014
      Director: Richard Walmsley
      Organist: Peter Wakeford



      Choral Evensong on the eve of Passion Sunday


      • Introit:         Christ has no Body now but yours – David Ogden
      • Responses:    Richard Ayleward (cantor: Gail Smith)
      • Psalms:         42, 43 (chants by Frikki Walker and James Turle)
      • Canticles:     T.A Walmisley in d minor
      • Anthem:       Salvator Mundi – John Blow

      Paisley Abbey, Saturday 31st May 2014
      Director: Frikki Walker
      Organist: Richard Walmsley



      Celebratory Choral Evensong to mark five years as a choir

      To celebrate the fifth year of our choir's existence, we were joined by RSCM Young Scottish Voices, and members of our English sister choirs RSCM Voices North, RSCM Voices West, and RSCM Voices South, making a choir numbering 83 singers.  Director of the RSCM, Andrew Reid, was in attendance.

      • Introit:         I was glad - Charles Hubert H Parry
      • Responses:  Bernard Rose (cantor: Gary Young)
      • Psalm:         150 (chant by Charles Villiers Stanford)
      • Canticles:    Charles Dyson in D
      • Anthems:     This Lovely Lady sat and song - Bryan Kelly
                             Let all the world  - Ralph Vaughan Williams
      • Voluntary:    Carillon de Westminster - Louis Vierne


      St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral, Glasgow, Saturday 14th June 2014
      Director: Frikki Walker
      Organist: Richard Walmsley



      Choral Evensong on the eve of Trinity Sunday

      • Introit:         Hymn to the Trinity - Tchaikovsky
      • Responses:  Clucas (cantor: Very Rev Kelvin Holdsworth)
      • Psalm:         148, 150 (chants by G. Brown & Charles Villiers Stanford)
      • Canticles:    Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis in b minor - Hugh Blair
      • Anthem:      Hail Gladdening Light - Charles Wood
      • Voluntary:   Allegro maestoso e vivace and Allegro moderato from Sonata No 2 Op 65 - Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy

      University of Stirling, residential rehearsal weekend, 8th to 10th August 2014
      Conductor: Frikki Walker
      Accompanist: Richard Walmsley


      St Paul's Episcopal Cathedral, Dundee, 6th September 2014
      Director: Frikki Walker
      Organist: Richard Walmsley


      Choral Evensong
      • Introit:         The Spirit of the Lord - Sir Edward Elgar
      • Responses:  Richard Shephard (cantor: Lesley Buntain)
      • Psalm:         32 (chant by Edward Cuthbert Bairstow)
      • Hymn:         Take up thy cross (tune: Breslau by Mendelssohn)
      • Canticles:    Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis in A flat - Basil Harwood
      • Anthem:      Let the people praise thee O Lord - William Mathias
      • Hymn:         O worship the King all glorious above (tune: Hanover by William Croft)

      St Giles' Cathedral, Edinburgh, 4th October 2014
      Director: Richard Walmsley
      Organist: Peter Backhouse




      Choral Evensong for the eve of the feast of St Francis of Assisi

      • Introit:         O Virum Mirabilem - Peter Philips
      • Responses:  Humphrey Clucas (cantor: Jonathan Michael)
      • Psalm:         65 (chant by Percy Buck)
      • Hymn:         Praise to the Holiest (tune: Gerontius by JB Dykes)
      • Canticles:    Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis "St Paul's Service" - Herbert Howells
      • Anthem:      The heavens are telling - Franz Josef Haydn
      • Hymn:         O Jesus I have promised (tune: Wolvercote by William H Ferguson)


      St Ninian's Cathedral, Perth, 1st November 2014
      Director: Frikki Walker
      Organist: Richard Walmsley


      • Introit:         O Quam Gloriosum - Thomas Luis da Victoria
      • Responses:  Bernard Rose (cantor: Ian Gibson)
      • Psalm:         24 (chant by Joseph Barnby)
      • Hymn:         Give me the wings of faith (tune: San Rocco by Derek Williams)
      • Canticles:    Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis in B flat - Henry Smart
      • Anthem:      Faire is the heaven - William Harris
      • Hymn:         For all the Saints (tune: Sine Nomine by R Vaughan Williams


      Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh, 17th January 2015
      Director: Frikki Walker
      Organist: Richard Walmsley



      Epiphany Carols Service, by Candlelight

      • Praise our Lord (William Byrd)
      • No small wonder (Paul Edwards)
      • O Magnum Mysterium (Giovanni Gabrieli)
      • Easter Monarch, sages three (Laurence Caldecote)
      • In a byre near Bethlehem (Irish trad, arranged by John L Bell & Frikki Walker)
      • Nunc Dimittis (Thomas Luis da Victoria)
      • Hail Gladdening Light (Charles Wood)

      St Mary's Parish Church, Haddington, 7th March 2015
      Director: Frikki Walker
      Organist: Dr Peter Christie
      Service led by choir member Richard Finch



      Lenten Choral Evensong

      • Introit:         Teach me O Lord - Philip Stopford
      • Responses:  William Smith of Durham (cantor: Gary Young)
      • Psalms:        142 & 143
      • Hymn:         Now is the healing time decreed (tune: Jena)
      • Canticles:    Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis in e minor - Daniel Purcell
      • Anthem:      Lord, let me know mine end - Maurice Greene
      • Hymn:         I heard the voice of Jesus say (tune: Kingsfold by R Vaughan Williams)
      • Anthem:      Set me as a seal - William Walton (soloists: Ian Gibson & Ruth Elder)


      St Margaret's former Episcopal Church, Braemar, Royal Deeside, 9th May 2015
      Director: Frikki Walker
      Service led by choir member Martin Hammond



      Due to the proximity of Balmoral Castle Her Majesty the Queen, Royal Patron of the Royal School of Church Music, was invited to the service.  Sadly she was unable to attend however sent her best wishes in a letter, reproduced below.



      Unaccompanied Choral Evensong (no organ in the building)
      • Introit:         Cantate Domino - Giovanni Ottavio Pitoni
      • Responses:  Richard Ayleward (cantor: Gary Young)
      • Psalms:        47 & 48 (chants by James Turle and Stanley Vann)
      • Hymn:         O for a closer walk with God (tune: Caithness - C Hutcheson)
      • Canticles:    Magnificat Primi Toni - Giovanni Perluigi da Palestrina
      • Canticles:    Nunc Dimittis  - Thomas Luis da Victoria
      • Anthem:      Praise our Lord - William Byrd
      • Hymn:         The head that once was crowned with thorns (tune: St Magnus - Jeremiah Clarke)
      Saturday 6th June 2015
      RSCM Scotland Triennial Festival
      St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral, Glasgow
      Directed by Frikki Walker and accompanied by Richard Walmsley


      St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral, Glasgow, Saturday 6th June 2015
      Conductor: Frikki Walker
      Organist: Richard Walmsley
      Presiding: Very Rev Kelvin Holdsworth
      Readers: Kirstie Wilson, Ruth Elder, Gail Smith, Alistair Warwick

      RSCM Scotland Triennial Festival

      RSCM Scottish Voices took part in the 2015 Scottish Triennial Festival, with choirs from all over the country including St Mary's Cathedral Choir.  
      • Intoit: Wa wa wa emimimo (Nigerian traditional, arr Geoff Weaver)
      • Hymn: Sing for God's glory (German 17th century melody)
      • Anthem: Panis Angelicus (César Franck)
      • Anthem: Ave verum corpus (William Byrd) sung by RSCM Scottish Voices
      • Anthem: Cantate Domino (Dave and Jean Perry)
      • Hymn: Bread is blessed and broken (John L Bell)
      • Homily: Very Rev Kelvin Holdsworth
      • Anthem: Christ has no body now but yours (David Ogden)
      • Intercessions: Prayer Response (Bernadette Farrell, arr Paul Inwood)
      • Hymn: Christ, be our light (Bernadette Farrell)
      • Anthem: Sanctus from Messe Solennelle (Louis Vierne) sung by St Mary's Cathedral Choir
      • Anthem: Gloria from Messe Solennelle (Louis Vierne)
      • Hymn: Guide me, O thou great redeemer (John Hughes arr James O'Donnell)
      • Organ Voluntary: Carillon de Westminster (Louis Vierne)

      St John's Episcopal Cathedral, Oban, 5th September 2015
      Director: Richard Walmsley
      Organist: Steven McIntyre
      Service led by the Provost, the Very Revd Nicky McNelly




      Choral Evensong
      • Introit:         Sing Joyfully (William Byrd)
      • Responses:  Bernard Rose (cantor: David James)
      • Psalm:         27 (chant by John Bertalot)
      • Hymn:         Be Thou my vision (tune: Slane)
      • Canticles:    Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis in B flat (Sir John Stainer)
      • Anthem:      And I saw a new heaven (Sir Edgar Bainton)
      • Hymn:         Praise, my soul, the King of heaven (tune: Praise, my soul)
      • Voluntary:   Allegro Maestoso (Sonata IV) - Felix Mendelssohn


      St Ninian's Episcopal Cathedral, Perth, 3rd October 2015
      Director: Richard Walmsley
      Organist: Matthew Beetschen
      Service led by choir member Richard Finch
      Reader: James Gardner


       
      Choral Evensong on the eve of the feast of Francis of Assisi, deacon & friar
      • Introit:         God be in my head (John Rutter)
      • Responses:  William Smith of Durham (cantor: Natasha Hadfield)
      • Psalm:         8 (chant by Corfe/Lawes)
      • Hymn:         For the fruits of all creation (tune: East Acklam)
      • Canticles:    Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis Fauxbourdon  - John Bertalot - cantors: Gary Young (Magnificat) and Neil Parker (Nunc Dimittis)
      • Anthem:      The Canticle of Brother Sun (Grayston Ives)
      • Hymn:         All creatures of our God and King (tune: Lasst uns Efreuen - final verse arranged by Richard Walmsley)
      • Voluntary:   Fantasia on Last uns erfrueun (Flor Peeters)

      Old Saint Paul's Episcopal Church, Edinburgh, 14th November 2015
      Director: Frikki Walker
      Organist: Richard Walmsley
      Service led by the Rector, the Revd Canon Ian Paton
      Readers: Martin Hammond and Stewart Macfarlane



      Joint Choral Evensong with RSCM Young Scottish Voices
      • Introit:         Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace (S S Wesley)
      • Responses:  Richard Seal (cantor: Gary Young)
      • Psalms:        123, 124, 125 (chants by George Thalben-Ball, Samuel Wesley, Charles H Lloyd)
      • Hymn:         Glory to Thee, my God, this night (tune: Tallis's Canon)
      • Canticles:    Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis in A (Herbert Sumsion)
      • Anthem:      Love Divine (Howard Goodall)
      • Hymn:         All my hope on God is founded (tune: Michael)
      • Voluntary:   Prelude, Fugue & Variation Opus 18 (Cesar Franck)*
      * The voluntary was changed by Richard at the last minute from the Stanford piece originally programmed to the Franck, as a tribute to the 129 people who were murdered in a shocking terrorist atrocity in Paris the previous evening.  The service, as a whole, was dedicated to their memory.

       
      Carlisle Cathedral, 6th February 2016
      Director: Frikki Walker
      Organist: Richard Walmsley
      Service led by the Revd Canon Jan Keartley

      Choral Evensong

      • Introit:         Peace I leave with you (Frederick Wadeley)
      • Responses:  Richard Shephard (cantor: Revd Canon Keartley)
      • Psalm:         24 (chant by Joseph Barnby)
      • Canticles:    Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis in F "Collegium Regale" (Charles Wood)
      • Anthem:      A song of praise (George Dyson)

      St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral, Glasgow, 19th March 2016
      Director: Frikki Walker
      Organist: Steven McIntyre
      Service led by the Right Revd Dr Gregor Duncan



      Chrism Mass

      • Setting:        Communion Service in F (Harold E Darke) *
      • Psalm:         133 (chant by Pelham Humfrey)
      • Anthem:       Ubi Caritas (Ola Gjeilo)
      • Voluntary:    Kyrie, Gott Heiliger Geist BMW671 (J.S. Bach) 
      * Soprano solo: Ruth Elder
         Tenor & Baritone solos: Ian Gibson
         Quartet: Ruth Elder, Pam Barrowman, Ian Gibson, Stewart Macrae

      Originally planned as a Choral Evensong, at the request of the Bishop of Glasgow & Galloway we were asked to instead provide the music for a Chrism Mass, presided over by the Bishop and attended by priests from the diocese.



      Peterborough Cathedral, 9th April 2016
      Celebration of the Golden Jubilee of RSCM Cathedral Singers

      Members of Scottish Voices, Voices South, Voices West, and Northern Cathedral Singers joined forces to celebrate the founding of RSCM Cathedral Singers by Martin How.

      Director: Adrian Lucas (Introit directed by Martin How)
      Organist: Scott Farrell

      • Introit: O praise the Lord (Martin How)
      • Responses: Richard Ayleward
      • Canticles: Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis in D (George Dyson)
      • Anthem: Surrexit a mortuis (Charles Marie Widor)

      Dunblane Cathedral, 14th May 2016
      Director: Frikki Walker
      Organist: Steven McIntyre
      Service led by choir member Richard Finch
      Reader: Neil Parker



      Choral Evensong

      • Introit: Litany to the Holy Spirit (Peter Hurford)
      • Responses: Richard Seal (cantor: David James)
      • Psalm: 104 vv24 - 35 (chant by Pettman)
      • Canticles: Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis in E (Herbert Murrill)
      • Anthem: Rejoice, the Lord is King (Malcolm Archer)


      Bothwell Parish Church, 10th September 2016
      Director: Frikki Walker
      Organist: Richard Walmsley
      Service led by Rev Jim Gibson (Minister)
      Readers: Mary Birch & Rev Hanna Ranking (Assistant Minister)




      Choral Evensong
      • Introit: Hear my prayer, O Lord (Henry Purcell)
      • Responses: William Smith (cantor: Gary Young)
      • Psalm: 55 (chants by David Cooper and Frederick Walker)
      • Canticles: Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis in G (Herbert Howells)
      • Anthem: Save us, O Lord (Edward Cuthbert Bairstow)


      St Cuthbert's Parish Church, Edinburgh, 8th October 2016
      Director: Frikki Walker
      Organist: Richard Walmsley
      Service led by Rev Charles Robertson (Retired Assistant Minister)
      Readers: Angela Brown & Sadie Maskery (choir members)





      Choral Evensong
      • Introit: Teach me O Lord (Philip Stopford)
      • Responses: Bernard Rose (cantor: Ian Gibson)
      • Psalm: 65 (chant by Percy C Buck)
      • Canticles: Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis in A (Charles Villiers Stanford)
        • Semi-chorus: Ruth Elder, Alison Clark, Gordon Smith, Neil Parker
      • Anthem: God is gone up (Gerald Finzi)

      Culross Abbey, 12th November 2016
      Director: Frikki Walker
      Organist: Richard Walmsley
      Service led by Richard Finch (choir member)
      Readers: Gail Smith & David James (choir members)




      Choral Evensong for Remembrance
      • Introit: Holy is the true light (Richard Shephard)
      • Responses: Thomas Tomkins (cantor: Jonathan Michael)
      • Psalm: 90 (chant by Henry Walford Davies)
      • Canticles: Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis in F (George Dyson)
        • Soprano solo: Ruth Elder
      • Anthem: Justorum Animae (Charles Villiers Stanford)
      • Vesper: We will remember them (John Madden)


      St Michael's Parish Church, Linlithgow, 14th January 2017
      Director: Frikki Walker
      Organist: Richard Walmsley
      Service led by Rev Dr Stewart Gillan
      Readers: Stewart Macfarlane & Richard Finch (choir members)




      Choral Evensong
      • Introit: Hail Gladdening Light (Charles Wood)
      • Responses: Humphrey Clucas (cantor: Lesley Buntain)
      • Psalm: 73
      • Canticles: Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis in D (Herbert Brewer)
      • Anthem: Tribus Miraculis (Giovanni Perluigi da Palestrina)


      Church of the Holy Rude, Stirling, 4th March 2017
      Director: Frikki Walker
      Organist: Richard Walmsley
      Service led by Rev Alan F Miller
      Readers: David James & Neil Parker (choir members)




      Choral Evensong
      • Introit: Geistliches Lied (Johannes Brahms)
      • Responses: John Bertalot (cantor: Jonathan Michael)
      • Psalm: 22 & 23 (chants: Matthew Camidge, Henry Walford Davies)
      • Canticles: Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis in b minor (Hugh Blair)
        • Verse
          • Soprano: Lesley Buntain, Sue Lyons
          • Alto: Pam Barrowman, Geraldine Mynors
          • Tenor: Ian Gibson, David James
          • Bass: Andrew Stevens, Richard Finch
      • Anthem: Cast me not away from Thy presence (Samuel Sebastian Wesley)


      The Old Parish Church, Peebles, 20th May 2017
      Director: Frikki Walker
      Organist: Steven McIntyre
      Service led by Rev Pamela Strachan
      Readers: Phil Hotham & Richard Finch (choir members)



      Choral Evensong
      • Introit: Lat all mortal flesh keep silence (Edward Cuthbert Bairstow)
        • Soloists: Gary Young (tenor), Neil Parker (bass)
      • Responses: William Byrd (cantor: David James)
      • Psalm: 104 vv24-35
      • Canticles: Magnificat Primi Toni (Giovanni Perluigi da Palestrina)
      • Canticles: Nunc Dimittis in B flat (Charles Wood)
      • Anthem: O clap your hands together all ye people (Orlando Gibbons)

      11th to 13th August 2017
      Scottish Police College, Tulliallan Castle, Kincardine on Forth
      Annual Residential Rehearsal Weekend

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