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)