RSCM Music Sunday 2012

In St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral, Glasgow on Sunday 24th June 2012 members of RSCM Scottish Voices will be joining with other choirs including the Cathedral Choir itself to celebrate RSCM Music Sunday in a repeat of the glorious Choral Evensong of last year’s event, complete with orchestral arrangements of classic cathedral repertoire!

The service will take place at 6.30pm, and the music will include:

  • I was glad (Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry)
  • Responses: Bernard Rose
  • The Lord is my shepherd (Howard Goodall)
  • The splendour of the House of God (John Bell)
  • Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis in A (Sir Charles Villiers Stanford)
  • Greater love hath no man (Sir John Ireland)
  • All people that on earth do dwell (Ralph Vaughan Williams)

The following is taken from the RSCM Website:
What is Music Sunday?
RSCM Music Sunday is a celebration of the music and musicianship that are a vital and beloved part of church life.  Music Sunday is a salute in words and music to the creativity, discipline, effort, and dedication of thousands upon thousands of people – young and old, professional and amateur, singer and instrumentalist, administrator and practitioner – most of them working without expectation of recognition but who nonetheless deserve our awareness and our thanks.  Music Sunday can be the occasion when you award RSCM medals, admit choristers into your choir, recognise a change in the status of choristers or greet a new organist or music director. 

What is The 50:50 Campaign?
Music Sunday events raise funds for choirs, music libraries, or whatever the financial need may be; the RSCM will use its half of the proceeds to support its work of training and supporting church musicians everywhere. While the amount raised locally may be modest, the events themselves raise awareness of the key role of music in worship. The £100,000 that the RSCM could raise in new funds will be transformative for church music and musicians.