RSCM Scotland Triennial Festival 2018
2018 Triennial Festival in St Andrew's RC Cathedral, Dundee
Saturday 2 June, 12.30 – 5pm
Join hundreds of other singers including RSCM Scottish Voices and the members of the Dunkeld Diocesan Choir, as we gather for our glorious, three-yearly, festival of praise.
This year, it will be held in St Andrew’s RC Cathedral in Dundee on Saturday 2 June.
This is an exciting new venue for RSCM Scotland and we can already report wonderful co-operation from the cathedral.
Bishop Stephen Robson of the Diocese of Dunkeld will preside and preach, and Father Kevin Golden, priest at the cathedral, will also take part. Both the Diocesan Choir and Scottish Voices will be singing; Matthew Beetschen will be the Musical Director.
St Andrew's RC Cathedral, Nethergate, Dundee DD1 4EA
For details of local rehearsals, see below
For more details, or to book your place, contact:
Nicola Lawrence (E: triennial(at)rscmscotland.org)
Music Book now available
This new collection of music (see contents below) will be useful for you to celebrate our common musical life – and there's plenty you can take to sing in your home church, Sunday by Sunday.
Copies are a bargain price, costing just:
- £5.20 (RSCM affiliates and individual members)
- £6.50 (non-members)
Order your copies through Nicola Lawrence (triennial(at)rscmscotland.org).
Timetable for the Day
details to be updated in due course
Short break (with refreshments)
Music for the day will be chosen from the wide selection of music, below.
Anglican Chant (Walmisley in A)
Responsorial Chant (Andrew Reid)
Scottish Metrical (CH4 100 – Warrington)
Nardone: O sing unto the Lord
Philip Duffy: A Song of Salvation
Gordon Jacob: Brother James’s Air
Philip Moore: What wondrous love is this
Hymns and Songs
Joy to the world
Lo, he comes with clouds descending (Helmsley, with last verse by Martin How)
Love divine, all loves excelling (Blaenwern)
This is your coronation (Passion Chorale, harm. JS Bach)
To mock your reign (Third Mode Melody, by Tallis)
Alleluia, sing to Jesus (Hyfrydol)
Crown him with many crowns (Diademata)
King of Kings, majesty (by Jarrod Cooper)
Rejoice the Lord is King (arr. Andrew Reid)
You’re the Word of God the Father (Across the lands)
ADDITIONAL Choral Resources
Harry Bramma: Preces & Responses
Grayston Ives: Magnificat & Nunc dimittis
Other things to do in Dundee
For those who do not know Dundee, you may wish to visit Dundee Contemporary Arts (next to the Cathedral) – they also have a café where you could get morning coffee or an early lunch. Find out more at their website www.dca.org.uk
If you arrive in the morning, Discovery Point (www.rrsdiscovery.com) is a world-class visitor attraction which centres round Captain Scott of the Antarctic’s Dundee-built ship RRS Discovery. The ship and associated museum facilities provide a great day out for all the family.
Learning the music
All of the music is accessible, with some you can take back to your local church and other pieces only possible on this kind of occasion!
We had a preliminary look at this music at our Come and Sing/AGM in February.
If you would like to order multiple copies of the music, please contact Nicola Lawrence (triennial(at)rscmscotland.org) as soon as possible to discuss your requirements.
Other RSCM Scotland events will be held before the Triennial and there will be opportunity to acquire (and pay for) multiple copies at these events, provided that they are ordered in advance.
Regional rehearsals to help you learn the music.
- Tuesday 1st May, 7–9pm
Dundee, St Andrew's Cathedral, Nethergate, Dundee DD1 4EA
- Tuesday 15th May, 7–9pm
Stirling, Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Albert Place, Stirling FK8 2RG