Organist/Director of Music – Bothwell Parish Church

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Bothwell Parish Church is looking to appoint an Organist/Director of Music to lead and develop the musical life of the congregation.

Music plays a central part in the worship of the church and is an integral part in the mission of the congregation. The church at Bothwell comprises a friendly, informed and supportive congregation which is open, welcoming and inclusive.

The present building was consecrated in 1398 and is one of the most historic and architecturally significant buildings in Scotland. It is blessed with an exceptionally fine acoustic, an enthusiastic and able choir, a two manual Allan organ and a new C5S Yamaha Grand.

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Fees paid for the performance of this role will be in accordance with Scottish Federation of Organist guidelines and dependent on skills, experience and qualification.

A detailed Job Description may be obtained from the Church Secretary:

The Church Office
Bothwell Parish Church of Scotland
Main Street
Bothwell
G71 8EX
South Lanarkshire

Telephone: 01698 854903
Email: bothwellparishoffice@btconnect.com

Closing date for Applications: Friday, 13 October 2017.

Further details of church/congregation may be found on the website: www.bothwellparishchurch.org.uk

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Organist/Director of Music – Bothwell Parish Church

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Bothwell Parish Church is looking to appoint an Organist/Director of Music to lead and develop the musical life of the congregation.

Music plays a central part in the worship of the church and is an integral part in the mission of the congregation. The church at Bothwell comprises a friendly, informed and supportive congregation which is open, welcoming and inclusive.

The present building was consecrated in 1398 and is one of the most historic and architecturally significant buildings in Scotland. It is blessed with an exceptionally fine acoustic, an enthusiastic and able choir, a two manual Allan organ and a new C5S Yamaha Grand.

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Fees paid for the performance of this role will be in accordance with Scottish Federation of Organist guidelines and dependent on skills, experience and qualification.

A detailed Job Description may be obtained from the Church Secretary:

The Church Office
Bothwell Parish Church of Scotland
Main Street
Bothwell
G71 8EX
South Lanarkshire

Telephone: 01698 854903
Email: bothwellparishoffice@btconnect.com

Closing date for Applications: Friday, 13 October 2017.

Further details of church/congregation may be found on the website: www.bothwellparishchurch.org.uk

Organ crawl to Coatbridge 

We had an excellent day visiting churches and organs in Coatbridge.  

Thanks to those who managed for some or all of the day.  It was great to see you! 

We visited Calder Church, St Patrick’s Church and St Augustine’s RC Church.    

Here’s some pictures taken throughout the day.  Thank you to the officials of each church for allowing us access.   

Choral Evensong at 3.30pm on Saturday 26 August in Paisley Abbey

Even song Saturday 26th August 

The Manchester Cathedral Voluntary Choir will sing Choral Evensong at 3.30pm on Saturday 26 August in Paisley Abbey.
The Voluntary Choir usually meets at least twice each week to rehearse and sing for services and concerts within the Manchester Cathedral timetable. It sings a cross-section of the whole repertoire of traditional Cathedral music, including works by Palestrina, Byrd, Mozart, Stanford and Howells.

The choir has made appearances on television and has toured abroad to France, Ireland, Germany and Switzerland. For the last few years, during the late August Bank Holiday, the choir has sung for services in various cathedrals, abbeys and colleges around the country.

At the Choral Evensong in Paisley Abbey, the Canticles are by Herbert Sumsion, organist at Gloucester Cathedral from 1928 – 1967 and the anthem, Evening Hymn by Balfour Gardiner.

Entry is free

Holytown Parish Church

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The organist at Holytown Parish Church has intimated that she would like to retire from playing and we and are seeking appoint a new organist, and to have some new blood and new life in our worship and in the choice of music we can have for worship here in Holytown.   The organ was installed in 1950, having previously been located in the former Auchingramont North Church, Hamilton.

The church is located at: 260 Edinburgh Road, Newhouse, Motherwell, ML1 5RU and the regular Sunday services are held at 10am.   There are excellent road links from the new M8 and M74 motorways – from both Edinburgh and Glasgow.

To find out more and to express an interest please contact the minister:

Rev Caryl Kyle,
The Manse, 260 Edinburgh Road,
Newhouse, Motherwell, ML1 5RU
Tel: 01698 832622
Email: CKyle@churchofscotland.org.uk

http://www.holytownparishchurch.org.uk

 

 

Joint trip to Paris May 2018

usoclogo2The Ulster Society of Organists and Choirmasters (USOC) are organising an organ trip to Paris, France next year to celebrate their centenary. A wide range of organs will be visited and members are encouraged to play them. This is taking place from 4th – 7th May. Two of our LSO members are attending. They are Peter Livingstone & Ronan McQuade.

If anyone would be interested in attending please contact peter.livingstone@nhs.net

http://www.ulsterorganists.org/

 

Summer Outing to Kilmun

summer outingMembers and friends of the LSO are travelling “doon the water” on Saturday 3rd June to Kilmun to visit the historic St Munn’s Church and play the famous water organ.  There will be a recital at 3.30pm featuring some members and the resident Kilmun organist, Frank Barclay.   We are travelling via ferry from Gourock over to Dunoon.   If you wish to come along for a lovely day out please do come along.   We are aiming to be at the church by 11am.

LSO MEMBERS TAKING PART ARE:

Ronan McQuade – Ronan has just finished his High School education in Blantyre.  He is organist of St Joseph’s RC Church in Blantyre, South Lanarkshire.  David Hamilton, Keyboard & Collaborative Piano Lecture of Strathclyde University, gives Ronan Lessons.  Ronan has just passed his driving test!  Ronan is the youngest member of the Lanarkshire Society of Organists. Ronan is an exceptionally gifted young man, who has an great ability to extemporise and improvise – we are hugely jealous!

 

Tom White – Tom is the Lanarkshire Society of Organist’s president.  He is organist of the magnificent Cathcart Old Parish Church in Glasgow, home to a fabulous sounding Miller Pipe Organ.  Tom has been organist in Wishaw, and various churches in Lothian for many years.  Outside music Tom trained as a Mental Health Nurse and then worked in the Pharmaceutical and Medical Supply industries. Became a Reiki Master Teacher in 2003 and graduated from Edinburgh Napier University in 2009 Diploma in Human Givens Psychotherapy and studying to complete the HG Practitioner certificate.

 

Alan Mathew – Alan has been resident organist of Bellshill Central Parish Church for three years, previously serving two large churches in the South Side of Glasgow.   Alan also studied (albeit briefly) with David Hamilton.   He considered a full time career in music, but decided he didn’t like music that much! So, he works for the DWP and looks forward to quality music time usually at the console in church or with the choir.  Alan is the treasurer and web-master of the LSO.

 

Anne Maguire –  Anne is our wonderful secretary.   It was her idea that initially drew us here for our Summer outing!  Anne was organist and choir leader at the Old Parish Church in Lesmahagow for many years.  Before fully withdrawing from that role she was part of a rota of organists for Lesmahagow and Coalburn Churches.  Anne was a primary teacher before retiring.   She spends her time organising her husband (and the LSO) and spending time with her children and grandchildren.

 

Mary Smith – our longest serving member of the LSO on this trip today, is a very faithful and reliable deputy for many churches across Glasgow and Lanarkshire.  Mary is a retired Minister’s wife and former teacher.   Mary and her husband Stewart retired to East Kilbride, where they both play an active part in the Old Parish Church.  Mary is a successful student of the Scottish Church Organist Training Scheme (SCOTS for short).  Mary has served as President in previous sessions and has been for a number of years our Press Secretary, making sure our events are well advertised in the local newspapers, and represented us at the Scottish Federation of Organists.