Month: August 2014

The St Mungo Singers: Session 2014 – 2015

The St Mungo Singers start the 2014—2015 session on Sunday 31st August with Mass at 6.00 for the intentions of the members and for deceased members, a short business meeting re the program for the year and some suggestions for a choir trip—with the distribution of CDs of Four Morning Prayers with music they have contributed to radioalba.org. The Mass will be followed by a ‘welcome back supper.’ Friends are most welcome to join us and new members are always welcome....

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Radioalba.org – Morning Prayers from August 24th

radioalba.org Christian – Morning Prayers in a 30 minute cycle from 8.00 and 8.15 until 12.00 noon concluding with a little ‘Music Choice’ including Neil Gow’s Lament and The Castle of Drummore filling up the end part of the 30 minutes. Morning Prayer for the 1st week of the cycle beginning 24th August is led by Hugh Kelly with music by the St Mungo Singers, and Ps 62 by cantor Grace Buckley.. Let us pray Loving Father, your children everywhere yearn for contentment and peace, yet so many have lives made difficult by deprivation and other evils. Let none...

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Glasgow and the Commonwealth Games

St. Mungo Singers It has been a busier time for so many of us this summer than usual. The St Mungo Singers expected some involvement in services related to the Commonwealth Games and were scheduled – along with members of the East End Deanery Choir, the Cathedral parish choir, members of St Joseph’s, Tollcross choir, and a group of instrumentalists – to lead the music for the Mass to celebrated in St. Andrew’s Cathedral to mark the Games, along with requiring a recall from holidays for an additional rehearsal. Then at a few days notice, they were asked to help out at a service in the African Village sited in Bellahouston Park, and at even shorter notice (less than 24 hours) to provide some singers for an event being sponsored by the Trades House at Cathcart Old Parish Church as part of the church’s celebrations for the Commonwealth Games, when another choir had had to pull out. With their usual generosity, members took part in these additional commitments when perhaps they might have hoped to be sitting at home, watching the Games. The first service, in the African Village on 25 July, took place in a large marquee which had been set aside as a prayer space. The Singers were joined by members of the choir of St. Leo the Great, the local parish. It was rather sad that...

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Radioalba.org Morning Prayer from 17th August

radioalba.org Christian – Morning Prayers in a 30 minute cycle from 8.00 and 8.15 until 12.00 noon concluding with a little ‘Music Choice’ including ‘Tantum Ergo, O Sacrament Most Holy and Hail Queen of Heaven filling up the end part of the 30 minutes. Morning Prayer for the 4th week of the cycle beginning 17th August is led by Brendan Gill with music by the St Mungo Singers. After the customary harp introduction by Noel S Donnelly, Morning Prayer opens with a short Introit, a setting of the passage from the 1st letter to the Thessalonians 4:14 (Just as Jesus died and rose so those who sleep in him will be restored by God), which links with the short reading from 2 Timothy 8:11-13 (If we have died with him then we shall live with him). Psalm 117 fits in so well with both introit and reading – ‘This day was made by the Lord, we rejoice and are glad.’ The intercessions are followed by James Quinn’s text to Orlando Gibbons’ tune: ‘Love is of God.’ Because of the raging conflicts in the Middle East, Africa and the Ukraine we pray also for peace: Father of us all, the whole human family is yours, and your Son Jesus taught that you love all your children. We thank you for the heroism and goodness of so many oppressed by violence...

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