Enjoy beautiful festive choral music this advent with a candlelit concert from the choir of St Mary’s Cathedral!
It will perform it's 'Light fo Light' show to audiences across the Archdiocese at the following venues:
• FALKIRK St Francis Xavier's Church, Wednesday 7 December, 8pm.
• KILSYTH St Patrick's Church, Saturday 10 December, 8pm.
• DUNFERMLINE St Margaret's RC Church, Friday 16 December, 8pm.
Tickets are £5 (or £10 family) and available via Eventbrite or on the door on the night. Visit https://bit.ly/3T7wRRY
Michael Ferguson, director of music at St Mary’s Cathedral, said the hour-long performance will feature "some of the most beautiful festive choral music ever written".
One week to go until the first of our Schola Cantorum candlelit concerts!
Join us in St Francis Xavier's Church, Falkirk, on Wednesday 7th December at 8pm for an hour-long programme of choral music and carols.
— Music at St Mary’s Catholic Cathedral (@MusicatStMarysC) November 30, 2022
He added "We’ll take everyone on a musical journey that is both reflective and meditative, joyful and inspiring. It’ll be a perfect way to celebrate the season of Advent and to prepare for Christmas.”
The choir will sing some much loved carols, as well as pieces by composers such as John Tavener, Morten Lauridsen, Philip Stopford, and John Rutter.
Michael, a lecturer in music at St Andrews University, added: “It has been a pleasure to work on the preparations with Fr Daniel Doherty at St Francis Xavier’s, Fr Scott Deeley at St Patrick’s, and Fr Cyriac Palakudyil at St Margaret’s.
"All three priests have invited us so warmly into their parishes to spend an evening making music with their communities, and we’re really looking forward to meeting everyone.”
"There is an opportunity for everyone to get involved and to sing along!”
Founded in 2018, the Schola Cantorum brings together eight excellent singers to perform sacred music to the very highest of standards in the liturgy.
Light from Light: St Francis Xavier’s Church in Falkirk on Wednesday 7 December, St Patrick’s Church in Kilsyth on 10 December, and St Margaret’s Memorial Church in Dunfermline on Friday 16 December. All concerts begin at 8pm. Tickets are £5 (or £10 family) and available via Eventbrite or on the door on the night. Visit https://bit.ly/3T7wRRY
The Schola Cantorum’s CD, With Angels and Archangels, is available now: https://www.stmaryscathedral.co.uk/store/withangels