Music on a summer’s evening with Jordanhill School’s talented musicians and singers
Members of All Saints joined more than 100 pupils, parents and performers from Jordanhill School on June 14 for a summer’s evening of music.
The concert was a prelude to the School’s annual show which takes place from June 18-21 in its own large venue, and head of music Mrs Karen Gilmour told the audience she welcomed the opportunity to enable some slightly nervous pupils to test their mettle in more intimate surroundings.
“We would like to thank All Saints for their continuing support for Jordanhill School and the opportunity to perform here,” she said. “We have a big hall in the school which can be intimidating for some of the performers. This church is a great venue – a beautiful building with wonderful acoustics.”
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One star of the night was guitarist/singer Zoe Graham, daughter of All Saints members Hugh and Annette Graham, who performed her takes on songs by KT Tunstall and the Beatles (with a hat-tip to Zooey Deschanel’s band She and Him).
As Mrs Gilmour told the audience: “If there’s anyone in the music industry out there …”
Some of Zoe’s original and cover music can be found on Soundcloud. Here’s a sample:
Rev’d Donald Strachan’s golden jubilee
• Acolytes Neil Glenesk and Alex Valentine; Bishop Gregor; Rev’d Donald Strachan; the retired Bishop of Moray, Rt Rev’d John Crook; Rev’d Sydney Maitland, right.
A congregation of more than 100 drawn from all over Scotland gathered in All Saints on Tuesday, June 11, for a special Communion service to mark Rev’d Donald Strachan’s 50 years in the priesthood.
Mr Strachan said: “I was ordained priest on Sunday 9th June 1963 by the Bishop of Aberdeen and Orkney and presided at the Eucharist for the first time on 11th June, and so I am marking the 50th anniversary of that celebration today.
“In a sense, the most obvious work in a priest’s life is his celebration of the Eucharist, and for me that has been part of my every day life.”
Mr Strachan presided again at the jubilee Eucharist, assisted by the Bishop of Glasgow & Galloway, the Very Rev’d Dr Gregor Duncan, with Rev’d Sydney Maitland, Priest-in-Charge of All Saints, whom Mr Strachan had helped in his own training for the priesthood.
The Bishop had earlier preached on the theme of Communion as the meal which draws Christians together, based on readings for Corpus Christi chosen by Mr Strachan:
Members of All Saints’ choir were joined by colleagues from neighbouring St Bride’s, Hyndland, and the organist was also from St Bride’s. At the end of the service Mr Strachan distributed thanksgiving cards bearing the text of Psalm 110, verse 4, in Gaelic:
Is Sagart thu gu bràth, a rèir òrdagh Mhelchisedeic.
The Lord has sworn and will not change his mind: “You are a priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek.”
Our West End Festival programme continues at 3 pm on Saturday, June 15, when the Telemann Ensemble presents:
- Bach Wedding cantata ‘Weichet nur’ with soprano Margaret Ravalde;
- Vivaldi concerto in B Minor for four violins;
- Boismortier sonata in E Minor for three flutes and continuo;
- Handel Concerto Grosso Op 3 Nr 4b.
Tickets cost £8 (£5 concessions), and proceeds will go to Hospices of Hope, the leading palliative care charity in South Eastern Europe).
The Telemann Ensemble was founded by Leslie Macleod and Neil Gillies in 1977 to perform works by Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767) and other neglected baroque composers as well as masters such as Bach, Handel and Vivaldi.
All Saints made its West End Festival debut on Sunday, June 2, 2013, with a special sung Evensong marking the 60th anniversary of the Queen’s coronation. We were joined by the Jordanhill Liturgical Choir. Directed by Alan Tavener, this ecumenical choir was formed in 2011 and draws its members from All Saints, Jordanhill Parish Church of Scotland, Our Lady of Perpetual Succour Roman Catholic Church, and other neighbouring churches. Nearly 60 people attended, and a retiring collection raised £108 for the Storehouse foodbank
Jordanhill Liturgical Choir
Special order of service:
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Our latest annual plant sale and coffee morning took place on Saturday, May 4, 2013, when friends and families enjoyed meeting up with one another and buying plants to set up their summer gardens. Thanks go to Kenneth, Brenda, Ann and all who helped make this a special day. The grand total raised was £1,148.