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St Mungo Singers: 2008 events

Record of Events 2008 Ecumenical Jan 12th Jan Presentation of Jocelin’s Life of Kenigern to Mitchell Library, Glasgow. 25th Jan Service for Christian Unity in St Patrick’s, Anderston Theme: “Pray without Ceasing”. Speaker Rev Angus Kerr. 29th June. Ecumenical Vespers. The Second Millennium of St Paul in St Kessog’s Balloch. City Jan 13th Jan Ecumenical Service celebrating the feast of St Mungo in Glasgow Cathedral; Rev. Lawrence Whitley (Minister of Glasgow Cathedral),Bailie Gordon Mathieson representing the Lord Provost. Rutherglen Salvation Army Band, St Mungo Singers, Dancers from St Catherine’s, drama by Glasgow High School. GCT & SMS 15th June: “Glasgow the Welcoming City” in City Chambers. Welcome from Bailie McMaster. Preacher Rev. Lawrence Whitley. Representatives from Glasgow City Council, MSP’s, Church Leaders. African, Asian and Polish participants, Glasgow High School pupils, Rutherglen Salvation Army Band, Piper, Harpist, Instrumentalists. Southside Fiddlers, St Mungo Singers, Drama by Archdiocesan Glasgow Arts Initiative. GCT & SMS   Archdiocesan January 16th Jan: Funeral in St John Bosco’s Erskine, of Bill Smyth, father of Brother Stephen Ecumenical Officer for ACTS. 27th Jan: Mass of our Celtic Roots at St Aloysius. Fr Noel Colford of Holy Cross presided and Fr Angus MacDonald preached. The St Mungo Singers, St Mungo’s Alloa choir, members of the Scots and Irish Gaelic communities, RSAMD, Aisling Ghael, Piper, harpist and Southside Fiddlers all were involved. February 2nd Feb: Funeral Mass of...

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Ecumenism

For ecumenical events, the St Mungo Singers and the Archdiocesan Music Committee work primarily through and with the Music and Worship Committee of Glasgow Churches Together (GCT), and have been blessed by our association with a number of Salvation Army Bands including that of Rutherglen, Parkhead, Govan, and with other groups including Aisling Gheal, the Southside Fiddlers, St Andrew’s Secondary Brass Ensemble, the Glasgow Russian Choir, the Cathedral Strings, the Govan Gaelic Choir, the recently formed Glasgow Irish Choir, tha Archdiocesan Arts Project, the Scottish Asian Christian Fellowship, many school choirs including St Patrick’s Primary, St Rose of Lima...

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Schools

We hope that this file will contain music, notes and plans from schools and from the Teacher’s Committee for Annual School Liturgies and Cantatas 2011: The Cantata for 2011 was part of a more general attempt to re-focus attention on St Andrew’s Day as an occasion to pray for the well being of Scotland. The report can be seen under ‘St Andrew Cantata’ and the leaflet for the occasion – with text, details of schools involved etc.., is attached here as a 1 PDF file. The piano score will be found under Cantatas: St Andrew Cantata 1 St Andrew Cantata and celebration 2011 sheet...

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Blessing of the Crib in Glasgow 2008

Glasgow’s Christian tradition goes back to the legendary figure of St Mungo, who died at the start of the 7th century. For several years, since Cllr Liz Cameron became Lord Provost of Glasgow, there has been a little service in George Square, beside the Crib, outside the City Chambers of Glasgow, where the Lord Provost and leaders of the Christian Churches in Glasgow gather, and adult and children’s choirs lead people in singing carols. So far the Blessing of the Crib has involved the St Mungo Singers, a choir from Bearsden, a choir from St Catherine’s Primary School, the junior choir from St Leo’s parish, and the school choir from Our Lady of the Rosary Primary School accompanied firstly by the Parkhead Salvation Army Band and then by an ensemble from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. The Glasgow Crib is blessed or dedicated in words such as these: Loving God, Your Son Jesus came among us as a sign of your love for us. This crib is a symbol of his birth and of his sharing our humanity. May we, and all who look upon this crib, find here a sense of encouragement and hope. Let this crib be a reminder to everyone that in our humanity all people are related, that together we are one great human family – and that ‘God-is with-us’. Church Leaders:...

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The Legend of St Mungo: A Cantata for schools

A cantata, as originally devised by St Philip Neri, was an event designed to help children celebrate and remember biblical stories or stories of saints. It originated in Rome at the parish which eventually became known as the ‘Chiesa Nuova’. The ‘cantata’ involved any resources that the group concerned had available – music, readings, dancing, solo and group singing, miming, praying, acting . . . whatever would help them celebrate and remember. The Cantata: ‘Mungo’ was written by David Morris and Gerry Fitzpatrick and performed for Glasgow’s Year of Culture and repeated for the 14th centenary of the death of St Mungo. In 1990 it involved the St Mungo Singers with 5 schools and St Andrew’s Brass in St Mungo’s Cathedral, and was then celebrated in St Mungo’s Church and then the Kelvin Hall with 68 schools! In 2004 more than 20 schools performed the cantata in Our Lady and St George’s church, Penilee in the presence of Lord Provost Liz Cameron and many distinguished guests from Glasgow Churches Together and the Department of...

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