A Soldier’s Requiem
The Choir of The Academy of Sacred Music
will be performing the world première of a new work,
A Soldier’s Requiem, by Julian Hodgson,
written for the centenary of The First World War.
The performance will be conducted by the Composer and will feature
a selection of other works which capture the horror, bravery, sacrifice
and sympathy inspired by The Great War amongst some of our
most celebrated poets and composers, including:
They are at rest (Elgar);
Funeral Ikos (Tavener);
Lead Kindly Light (Goodall);
The Road Not Taken (Thompson);
Songs of Farewell (Parry);
& pieces by Hodgson, Daley, Harris, Jenkins and Nardone.
Bothwell Parish Church
11th November 2018
(on the door)
Tel: 07377 121 891
Sorry this wasn’t posted late Aug/Sept – better late than never.
This newsletter has details of our Syllabus for the session.
Aug 2018 Newsletter
David Hamilton one of the LSO members is doing the complete organ works of Franck on Wednesdays 17, 24 & 31 October at 7pm in St Aloysius Church, Glasgow.
Details are below on each link.
‘This special series of three organ recitals will see renowned musician David Hamilton perform the complete organ works of César Franck, performed on an instrument built in the style of Aristide Cavaillé-Coll, the great 19th-century French organ builder. These recitals are supported by Alliance Française de Glasgow.’
Looks an exciting and interesting series
Please do go along if you can.
Mearns Kirk, Newton Mearns, invite applications for the post of Organist & Choir Master/Mistress to play at Sunday worship and other services throughout the year.
We are a warm and welcoming Church with an enthusiastic Choir of 21 who enjoy singing an anthem at the Church services held at 10.15am each Sunday.
The organ is a twin manual pipe organ, Rushworth & Dreaper (rebuilt in 1982). Salary will be on the scale of the Scottish Federation of Organists dependent on qualification, skills and experience.
If you are interested in applying or would like to know more please contact our Minister, Rev Joe Kavanagh on 0141 384 2218 for an informal chat or contact the Church Office (mornings) on 0141 639 6555.
St Oswalds, Kings Park, Glasgow. Needing cover for their 10am service on Sunday 19th August. Please contact Lesley Craddock on 0141 391 4054 email
email@example.com if you can help. (thanks Jonathan Buchan for passing this on}
BARRHEAD BOUROCK Church: Request for cover on Sunday 26th August. 11am service. Please contact Pablo Robertson by placing a comment on the Facebook group posting or Private message him ( On night duty so not keen to have phone going off!). He will check the post and respond. If you do not have Facebook use the contact page above and we will pass on the info. Thanks. Tom White.
Organ recital by Gordon Stewart at Mauchline Church, on Friday 7th Sept – please note change to date.
Admission by donation, in aid of the Organ Renovation Fund.
The Vestry is seeking an Organist to play and direct a small, capable choir (7-8 voices) for Sunday services, and the major Festivals. Sung Eucharist is at 10.30am. There is no regular Evensong, but there are periodic joint choral services with New Kilpatrick Church choir.
At present, choir practice is held at 9.30am on Sundays, with an introit and anthem sung every week.
We have a very rare small Romantic organ of 13 stops, 2 manuals and pedal, opus 1172, by Wilhelm Sauer of Frankfurt on Oder, probably the only Sauer in the UK. The pipework is original with no additions. It is well voiced for the accompaniment of the congregation, and has a wide dynamic range and a variety of colours which belies its modest specification. Tuning and maintenance are carried out as required. See https://bearsden.church.scot/about-us/sauer-organ/ for more details.
The post is vacant from September 2018 and remuneration is in accordance with RSCM guidelines. Deputies are available, and congregation and clergy are musically very supportive and well informed.
Please send applications to John Brooker, Secretary to the Vestry – email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please contact the Rector, Kirstin Freeman, at email@example.com if you would like an informal conversation about the role before placing an application.
VACANCY – ORGANIST
NEWTON MEARNS PARISH CHURCH
Applications are invited for the permanent position of organist.
Praise is led by the organist and choir with the accompaniment of a three manual Walker organ of which there are only a few in the United Kingdom.
An audio-visual system is in place and services are produced by PowerPoint.
Sunday worship is at 10.30am with other services throughout the year, Holy week and Advent.
Salary will be from the scale of the Scottish Federation of Organists dependent on qualification, skill and experience.
Ideally, the organist would be available to play at weddings and funerals for which separate fees would be paid.
For further information about this post, please contact:
Mrs Susanne Paterson
Clerk to the Congregational Board
Church Office telephone: 0141 639 7373