Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Vespers in Advent

Vespers and Benediction on Saturday 17th December
at 4:00 pm
in St Mary’s Cathedral, Edinburgh
The first of the Great ‘O’ Antiphons – O Sapientia. 
Celebrant:  Mgr. Regan, Cathedral Administrator.

Vespers and Benediction on Friday 23rd December
at 7:00 pm
in St Mary’s Cathedral, Edinburgh
The last of the Great ‘O’ Antiphons – O Emmanuel. 
Celebrant:  Fr. Emerson, FSSP

Monday, 18 July 2011

Gregorian Chant for Beginners in Orkney

Mr Ben Whitworth of the Orkney Schola will be teaching an evening class, 'Gregorian Chant for Beginners', starting on Wednesday 28 September, and running until Wednesday 23 November (with a break on 9 November) in Orkney. The course will be held at the King Street Halls, Kirkwall, under the auspices of the Council's Community Learning Programme.

Full details will be available soon, but please mark your diary now! More information will be found on the Schola's blog at orkneychant.blogspot.com.

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

New Vespers Location at St Andrew's Cathedral, Dundee

The Schola is excited to announce a new regular location for Vespers at St Andrew's Cathedral, the mother church of the Diocese of Dunkeld, in Dundee.

Vespers will now take place in Dundee approximately every other month, alternating with our existing commitment in Edinburgh.

We are particularly grateful to Vincent, Bishop of Dunkeld, for his support and to Fr Martin Pletts, the administrator of the Cathedral.

Please see the calendar of events for details of individual events.

Thursday, 3 February 2011

2011 Calendar of Events

This post will be regularly updated - check back for updates!

Saturday 19 February
Septuagesima Sunday
Solemn First Vespers and Benediction

Saturday 19 March
Feast of St Joseph
Solemn Second Vespers and Benediction

Thursday 21st, Friday 22nd & Saturday 23rd April
Tenebrae for the Sacred Triduum
Solemn Sung Matins and Lauds
8am, St Mary's Cathedral

Thursday 23rd June
Solemnity of Corpus Christi
Solemn Second Vespers
5pm, St Mary's Cathedral

Saturday 2nd July
Solemn Vespers
5pm, St Andrew's Cathedral, Dundee

Thursday 21 July
St Lawrence of Brindisi
5pm, Solemn Vespers and Benediction

Friday 26 August
Couperin: Messe Pour les Paroisses
7.30pm, St Mary's Cathedral

François Couperin's masterly Messe pour les Paroisses (Mass for the Parishes), plainchant settings of Mass movements for the organ, will receive a rare liturgical performance here on the cathedral organ, alternating with chants sung as part of the Mass by the Schola.

Saturdays, 6, 13 and 20 August
Latin Choral Vespers

Sundays, 7, 14, 21 and 28 August
9pm, Compline by Candlelight


All liturgies begin at 4:00pm at St Mary’s Cathedral, Broughton St, unless otherwise stated. Once new events are finalised, they will be added here. Bookmark this page!

Friday, 7 January 2011

Happy New Year!


The gentlemen of the St Margaret's Schola would like to wish all their friends and benefactors a Happy and Holy 2011!

2010 was a very successful year for the Schola with a total of twenty-one sung liturgies. Particular highlights included the Tenebrae for the Sacred Triduum and Holy Mass in honour of our patroness, St Margaret. We are very grateful to everyone who has helped to make our work possible, particularly our celebrants and especially Monsignor Regan and the staff and parishioners at St Mary's Cathedral.

We hope you will be able to join us again in 2011, which we pray will be another successful year.