July and August Update

Friday 26th June, 2015

JULY and AUGUST are busy months in the life of the Cathedral.

Until July 18th there is an Exhibition of portraits by Vladimir Mishukov of people in Russia with Down’s Syndrome. The Exhibition is in partnership with Down’s Syndrome Scotland and the Consulate General of the Russian Federation.

Our contribution to the Festival in August includes wonderful music and two exhibitions.  Yet within all the excitement we remain a place of prayer within Scotland’s capital; we pause each day at 1pm to be still for one minute and pray for peace in our broken world.  A prayer for peace often comes with a price, a cost on all those who strive for that better world of justice and peace.  One of our exhibitions – Arctic Convoys: Men and Ice – highlights this truth as it tells of the men (in their own words) who served on the Arctic convoys in the Second World War.

The Cathedral honours those on the arctic convoys who went “down to the sea in ships.”

Congratulations to Iain Peebles QC (The Hon Lord Bannatyne) on his appointment as Chancellor of the Diocese of Edinburgh.

Congratulations to Craig, one of our apprentice stone masons, interviewed by BBC Scotland as he worked on the Cathedral Workshop’s stand at the Royal Highland Show.

Congratulations to our S2 and S1 choristers for the prizes they won at St Mary’s Music School prize giving.  We wish them and all the members of the Cathedral Choir happy holidays!

The end of June saw the Choir go on its tour to Germany, an indication of its increasingly enhanced international reputation.