Marking Time

By Libra

Candlelit performance in Dunblane cathedral

I have just returned from an extraordinary evening of a performance in Russian of a profoundly moving choral work.

The Rosenethe Singers, a Dunblane based choir, sang The Vespers by Rackmaninov in Dunblane cathedral.

This is a rarely performed work and international tenor Andrew Dickinson was the soloist.
To add to its theatricality it was performed by candlelit at sunset.

Even though I was early, a good quarter of an hour before the start, the event was sold out and I joined 30 others all hoping to get a seat at the last minute.

Eventually we did get seated thanks to extra chairs.

It was one of those musical evenings that will be forever etched in my memory.

And if you want to hear an extract from The Vespers here are two links:

Choir of Kings College, Cambridge

and another in Russian

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