Come and Sing event 

​Come and Sing with the Lanarkshire and Glasgow Socities of Organists 

Please contact euansmckay@btinternet.com if you want to come along and sing 

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COME AND SING

COME AND SING!!! ON SATURDAY 4TH NOVEMBER

Rehearsal – Start time: 2.00pm

Performance – Start Time 4.15pm

Cathcart Old Parish Church,
119 Carmunnock Rd, Cathcart,
Glasgow G44 5UW

Conductors: Peter Christie & Tiffany Vong

Organists: Andrew Forbes & Tom White

Programme

Evening Hymn (Balfour Gardiner)

Gloria (Vivaldi)

Old 100th (setting by Vaughan Williams)

Blessed be the God and Father (S S Wesley)

This is a joint meeting with the Glasgow Society.  Music will be supplied on the day and it is open to non-members (so invite your choir!).

Tea and coffee will be served from 3.45 – 4.15pm.

So that we can provide music scores and refreshments please contact either Euan McKay, GSO euansmckay@btinternet.com  or Tom White, LSO on 39tomwhite@gmail.com  to advise how many will be attending from your church, with their names, and whether they sing Soprano, Alto , Tenor or Bass.  Please contact Tom or Euan ASAP.

Cathcart Old is a fascinating and beautiful building.   It is the second building of the congregation,  to an original design 1923 by Clifford & Lunan, but completed 1928 by Watson, Salmon & Gray. The size is enhanced by the low porch and range of vestries. South transept contains a display of the church’s history over 800 years; the north transept was converted in 1962 to the McKellar Memorial Chapel. Tapestry of The Last Supper by Charles Marshall, stained glass by James Crombie. Organ by John R Miller 1890, restored and converted to electro-mechanical action 1994.

 

 

 

Benhar Evangelical Church – organist

Benhar Evangelical Church are looking for someone to play organ at their Sunday services. Morning and evening services are held. Services are well attended and enjoy their singing, attracting 50+ in the morning and 80+ in the evening. Please contact us via this site for the contact details of John Weir who can provide anyone interested with some finer details. There may be the option of fulfilling one or other (or both) of the services.

http://www.benhar.org.uk/welcome.htm

Covenantor Road,
Eastfield, Harthill,
ML7 5PB

Organ Recital 21st October 2017

Poster

We are really looking forward to our next event taking place on 21st October at Airdrie: Cairnlea Parish Church of Scotland.   This is a recital with Steven McIntyre, who is Assistant Organist of St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral in Glasgow (the large church on Great Western Rd) working with Frikki Walker who has come along to the LSO before for a lovely come and sing at Hamilton.

Steven has chosen a programme already which will show of the wonderful organ at Airdrie: Cairnlea, where Marjory Macdonald is organist.

The recital is at the normal time of 2.30pm and tea/coffee etc. will be available afterwards.

Please do encourage folks to come along to the autumn recital in our syllabus.  Cairnlea itself is an interesting building in an Italianate style with campanile to the SW corner.

The organ itself is interesting, being of a high quality for your Parish Church.

Cairnlea is located central in Airdrie, but due to road layouts we have given some directions and best suggestions for parking.

  • The postal address for the church is 84 Johnston St, Airdrie ML6 6AZ.  However, this the only road that the “front door” looks on to.
  • It is much better to aim for Hallcraig Street which has three car parks right next to Cairnlea Church.
  • The map below shows Cairnlea in relation to Hallcraig Street and the car parks, as you can see Johnston Street really isn’t suitable.
  • The front and side doors to the building will be open so please enter from which ever door is best suited.

 

cairnlea map

After the recital we are going to Guidi’s at Coatdyke for tea.   We’ve been here before and a good time has been enjoyed in previous years so we hope as many as possible can come along.  Please get in touch with Marjory MacDonald to put your name down so we can let the restaurant know for seating.  Marjory’s email is Marjory.macdonald@tiscali.co.uk and her phone number is 01236 762669.   Please let Marjory know ASAP if you can come for tea.   If you are coming and want to bring a +1 along that would be wonderful, and we would warmly welcome any newcomers.

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

Organist/Director of Music – Bothwell Parish Church

3704077856_21f2050b97_b

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