The Glasgow Archdiocesan Music Committee is holding a Conference on ‘The Music of the New Missal’ in The Ogilvie Centre, St Aloysius, Garnethill on Saturday 27th August from 10.30 until 3.00.

The event is aimed at giving Cantors, choir directors, singers and organists information, material and encouragement as we prepare to introduce the New Missal. Composers have already been working on new settings but have also been making adaptations in the word setting of music that is already in use (where practical). While there is no need to throw out the existing repertoire, adaptation to the new text may give some of that repertoire an extension of life in serving the parishes where it is already sung.

The Archdiocesan Music Committee is also planning local music sessions in the deaneries during September and will be glad of suggestions re times, dates and venues during discussions on the 27th.

There will also be lots of material on the web at – and at (look for ‘new missal’) and on other websites. We have already recorded a lot of music for the missal and from our own resources and are working on the sung Prefaces.

Lunch and much music etc will be provided so we need to have a rough idea of how many people will be present, and we are asking for a donation (say £5.00) on the day to help cover costs.

Please contact The Music Secretary, St Leo’s, 5 Beech Avenue, Glasgow G41 5BY or telephone 0141 427 0293

The Music of the New Missal

The Ogilvie Centre, St Aloysius, Garnethill
Saturday 27th August 10.00 for 10.30

10.00: tea and registration: Mary Bradley

10.30: Welcome: Elspeth Glasgow
Morning Prayer

10.45: A reflection on opportunities presented by the New Missal: Rev David Wallace

11.00: singing the Mass: the Missal chants: Mgr Gerry Fitzpatrick

11.45: singing the Mass: some of our present repertoire re-set to the new missal texts: Grace Buckley

12.00: singing the Mass – new settings (1) Maria Madden and Dorothy Gunnee

12.30: lunch and bookshop

1.15: planning archdiocesan rehearsals: dates and venues: Elspeth Glasgow

1.30: singing the Mass – new settings (2) Mgr Gerry Fitzpatrick

2.00 the role of the priest in the music of the Mass: Fr John Gannon

2.30: Technology giving support – CDs, the web, podcasts.. . . . . . Frank Stewart