To mark their Jubilee Year, the Cecilian Choir celebrated a Diamond Jubilee Concert in St Andrew’s Cathedral on Friday 21st June 2013. In his welcome to the Choir and those who attended the Concert, Canon Michael Milton, Cathedral Administrator outlined the connection that the Choir had with the Cathedral, reaching back to 1952 when the then Bishop of Dunkeld, Bishop James Donald Scanlan proposed the formation of choir.
Since then and particularly over the last 25 years the Choir has sung in many different venues, throughout the United Kingdom as well as two occasions in Rome and in the Holy Land. More recently the Choir was given the privilege of singing at the Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate in Ypres, Belgium. It was during the trip to Belgium that the Choir also gave a concert in the Church of Notre Dame de Finisterre in Brussels, where the original pre-Reformation statue of Our Lady of Aberdeen is situated.
Taking part in the Concert with the Choir were Jill Harrison (Soprano), Kenneth Murray (Bass), Bill Boyle (guest trumpeter), while Sheriff Kevin Veal was the Organist and the Concert was conducted by Mary Veal.
21st June 2013