Ancient and Modern

The choir at St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral is back from their holidays….and are in fine vocal fettle (if one can say such a thing!).

Two wonderful pieces were sung by them during this morning’s service. The ‘Ancient’ one was Mozart’s ‘Laudate Dominum’, with a supremely-sung solo part, and the rest of the choir just gently coming in….superb.

The ‘Modern’ one used the beautiful lilting Scottish Traditional tune ‘Dream Angus’. But the words were by Graham Maule and John Bell, and the chorus has a line…’Christ makes with his friends, a touching place.’

So reminiscent of Iona, where I was honoured to spend some time, after designing the sound and loop system for the Abbey. It was indeed, a ‘thin place’ as described by the founder of the Iona Community. A place you must visit…intriguing!