Close to 200 people attended Musica Sacra Scotland's first National Music Day yesterday in Glasgow, an astonishing achievement for the inaugural event which was the initiative of the composer James MacMillan. The day was filled with classes and presentations on a wide range of subjects including Gregorian Chant, singing technique, the Propers and Choral Direction. Archbishop Tartaglia of Glasgow gave the opening address and the Emeritus Archbishop Mario Conti attended the Mass at the conclusion of the day. The photographs below include the opening remarks and the Mass which took place in Glasgow University Chapel. The celebrant was Fr Guy Nicholls, Director of the Blessed John Henry Newman Institute of Sacred Music.
|Mass in the University Chapel, Glasgow|
|Celebrant Fr Guy Nicholls Cong.Orat.|
|Cantors of the Holy Rude singing the Gradual|
|James MacMillan singing the Second Reading|
|NLM Blogger Fr Lawrence Lew O.P. singing the Gospel|
|Opening Address given by James MacMillan|
|Opening Address given by Most Reverend Philip Tartaglia, Archbishop of Glasgow|