Month: September 2016

Glasgow Music Conference: Wednesday October 12th at 7p.m in St Mary’s, Abercromby St

The Glasgow Archdiocesan Music Committee welcomes anyone and everyone involved in music for the Liturgy to an updating and renewing ‘Fresh Start” Conference at 7 p.m. on Wednesday October 12th in St Mary’s, Abercromby Street, Glasgow – see the poster below. poster-016-conf-fixed   With a great variety of music, supported by CDs to take away, we will look at the Introductory Rites of Mass – Entry Songs and Introits, Penitential Rites and Glory to God we will re-examine the use of hymns –  asset or liability! – and contrast them with Entry Songs / Introits The Liturgy of the Word: the psalms of the approaching events:  the current Season of the Year; All Souls Day; St Andrew’s Day; Advent and Christmas. The Liturgy of the Eucharist The Sanctus and the memorial Acclamations. The opportunity for the presiding priest to help us ‘lift up your hearts’ by singing the Preface The importance of respecting the Sanctus or ‘Holy, Holy, Holy’ as the song of the people The Communion and the concluding Rites: from the Lord’s Prayer to the thanksgiving and the Blessing. Tea will be available at 8.45 Donations will be welcome towards the cost of CDs and music. The Conference will be followed up with   a Mass for the Year of Mercy at  3 p.m. on Sunday 13th November in St Mary’s, Abercromby Street, with Archbishop Emeritus Mario Conti...

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The St Mungo Singers 45th Anniversary Dinner

As part of the year-long celebrations, the St. Mungo Singers had a great dinner and dance at the Pond Hotel in Glasgow. Over 80 choir members, family, friends and associates came together for a lovely meal and a chance to demonstrate their dancing skills. Guests included Johanna O’Connor (longest serving member of the choir), Archbishop Emeritus Conti, former conductors and organists of the choir, and instrumentalists who have played with them at various services and events. Archbishop Tartaglia was unable to attend, due to other commitments but sent a generous message of thanks (see below) to the St. Mungo Singers for their many years of service to the Archdiocese and its liturgy. In typical St. Mungo style, the event was very informal with only a brief and fun speech by Gerry Healy on some of the history of the St. Mungo Singers, and a reply by Mgr. Gerry thanking everyone for all their hard work and commitment over the years. A lovely cake was then cut by Johanna and the rest of the night was dedicated to catching up on the news and dancing. Archbishop Philip Tartaglia very generously and kindly wrote: “I’d be grateful if you could express on my behalf my deep appreciation to the St Mungo Singers for everything they have done over the years  for our diocesan liturgies and for liturgical music throughout the Archdiocese: their countless...

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St Mungo Singers 45th Anniversary Celebrations Part 3

The next part of the St. Mungo Singers celebration of their 45th anniversary was a visit on 13 August to Rothesay. The previous day had been wet and very windy but the ferry company assured us that the boat would be sailing on the Saturday and they were right – it was a lovely smooth sail. A busload of choir and family and friends left St. Leo’s to catch the ferry at Wemyss Bay and were met in Rothesay by parish priest Fr. Michael Hutson (a former member of the St. Mungo Singers) who treated us to a guided...

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