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Passion Sunday Sung Eucharist and Homily
April 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Today we welcome Strathclyde University Chamber Choir who takes the principal part in this service, when the Cathedral community gathers together around the altar to celebrate the Holy Communion, recalling the Last Supper which Jesus shared with his friends on the night before he died, in which he told them to break bread together and to share the cup of wine in remembrance of him. Hymns are sung, the Choir sings a setting of parts of the service, there are bible readings, a sermon and prayers before we share the sacrament together. Mainly modern language is used. This service lasts approximately 75 minutes.
About Strathclyde University Chamber Choir
Formed in 1980 under the direction of Alan Tavener, and comprising students and staff from Strathclyde University, as well as singers from the wider community in the West of Scotland, the Strathclyde University Chamber Choir has a repertoire ranging from plainsong and renaissance music to 20th century and contemporary pieces. In addition to regular Easter holiday visits to all the great northern English cathedrals, the choir sings occasional services in Glasgow and its environs, and gives two or three concerts a year, as well as undertaking various fundraising events. The choir has championed the work of several young composers, including Toby Young, Alan Craig and Emily Crossland, and has had a long-standing relationship with Sir James MacMillan, for whose son’s wedding in 2018 it was honoured to provide the music. It has also been broadcast on Radios 3, 4 and 2. While in Newcastle the choir will be giving an informal concert to young patients at the Great North Children’s Hospital.