Posted by: christinelaennec | July 12, 2017

Scottish Plainsong Choir: Vespers at Glasgow Cathedral

Glasgow Cathedral on the right, the bridge leading across to the hill where the Necropolis is situated.

Thanks for the many kind compliments about my Iona posts.  I’m so glad you enjoyed them.  A few of you were hoping you could hear the music we were singing.  There’s now a video on YouTube of the Scottish Plainsong Choir singing Vespers at Glasgow Cathedral in August 2016, here.  (I wasn’t able to participate in that particular event.)

The video is half-an-hour long so if you like medieval chant that will give you a good dose, and if you are a fan of Glasgow Cathedral you can enjoy seeing a service there.  The minister is the Rev Dr. Laurence Whitley.

If plainsong and liturgy isn’t really your thing, I will be back in a few weeks with a post or two about a place I will be discovering pretty much for the first time.  One clue:  it’s an island!

I hope you’re all enjoying your summer.




  1. Thanks for the lovely link to Glasgow Cathedral. It is one of my favorite places in Glasgow and I enjoyed the vespers as well. I can only imagine what the singing would sound like in Iona Abbey. Pretty amazing I’m guessing. I had a bit of a chuckle at the casual handbag-bringing in the choir. I don’t think I’ve seen that before. 🙂

    I was wondering about the progression from the back of the congregation to the front and then progressing even further out the doors at the end. Is there a significance?

    Also just wanted to mention how I love your new header. It’s beautiful … did you knit the banner?

    Looking forward to hearing about your new adventures!

  2. Looking forward to see where your travels take you next. It was a joy to visit Glasgow Cathedral through your link.

  3. Beautiful singing, and very calming. I can imagine sitting in a quiet chapel in a state of meditation with that going on around me.

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