The St Mungo Festival


Thursday: Archbishop Emeritus Mario Conti and Dr Laurence Whitley will talk about St Mungo, the Cathedral and Mungo’s City on STV channel 8 on Wednesday between 5.00 and 6.00 p.m. 

First Vespers for St Kentigern or Mungo will be sung (in Latin) in Glasgow Cathedral on the eve of his feast – Thursday, 12 January 2017.
5.00 p.m. Doors Open for viewing Tom Allan’s sculpture and facsimiles of the Office for St Kentigern from the manuscript
5.30 p.m. Introduction and First Vespers
Ensemble: The Cantors of the Holy Rude, directed by Alan Henderson

Friday: St Mungo’s Feast Day: Mungo’s Bairns at 10.00 in Wellington Church, University Avenue – lots of schools singing about St Mungo and about Glasgow
12.00 Noon: Dr Whitley welcomes students from St Mungo’s Academy and Whitehall School at the Tomb of St Mungo.
7.00 p.m. Archbishop Philip Tartaglia and clergy of the Archdiocese of Glasgow celebrate the Mass of St Mungo with people of the Archdiocese, the St Mungo Singers, pupils of St Mungo’s Academy, and the Knights of St Columba.  All welcome.

Saturday 14th: Short celebration of St Mungo in the Mitchell Library at noon with music on the harp by Carissa Swan with pupils of St Denis’ Primary School (We’re the children of the city of St Mungo), and members of the St Mungo Singers (Let Glasgow Flourish). Archivist Irene O’Brien introduces Archbishop Philip Tartaglia and Dr Laurence Whitley who read a short extract from the medieval ‘Life of St Kentigern. The opening of a splendid exhibition of the City Charter – given by William the Lion to the Bishop of Glasgow.

Sunday 15th at 4.30: The Ecumenical Festival Service of St Mungo with civic and church representatives, Piper, harpist, Rutherglen Salvation Army Band, the St Mungo Singers, Russkaya Cappella and the Scottish Plainsong Choir. Representatives of the institutions founded from the Cathedral will be there and the Lord Lyon will make a special presentation. Dr Rajan Madhok will make the principal address. Glasgow’s Poet Laureate Jim Carruth will recite A Flourishing – Song of Saint Mungo.    All are welcome.