Tuesday, 16 September 2008


I think it's fair to say that this has to be our favourite venue by the proverbial country mile!

There's so much that could be said about it, but I'm not going to! Instead I'm going to point you in the direction of Ian Graham's blog for the Schola Gregoriana of Northumbria. Ian sums it up perfectly. I have to add, it really does have an acoustic to die for, and the contrast between it and the cathedral in Newcastle will be very noticeable...

Brinkburn is by far the furthest of our regular venues, at a round trip of over 250 miles for most of us. With petrol prices as they are, it's going to be a very expensive day, but very worthwhile. We shall be singing the Messe Ave Maris Stella, by Josquin and motets by Guerrero and de Rivafrecha while the Northumbria Schola will sing the Chant Propers of the Mass and a chant recessional.

It's Ian's last Mass in charge of the Schola in fact, so I hope our contribution to what is an annual event will make his swansong all the more memorable for all the right reasons!

If you can get to Northumberland on Saturday please do go - you won't regret it. :-)

It's another busy weekend for some of us though, as the day after, there will be an Extraordinary Form Missa Cantata in York. This will all be in Gregorian Chant, sung by our own Schola Cantorum.


Mac McLernon said...

Welcome to the blogosphere!

Mike4b said...

Thanks, Mac!