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Choral Evensong/Choral Eucharist (Robin Chapel Choir)

By | Published on Wednesday 20 August 2014

This lovely little memorial chapel (Robin died in WW2) resembles a mother’s teardrop, and the music tonight was equally tender and beautiful; appropriately it was the feast of the Assumption of Mary, Jesus’ mother. The choir are professional, with their superb technical ability they certainly did justice to this service, commemorating the Chapel Dedication in 1953. Howell’s Gloucester Service was used and the piece that really made the hairs on the back of my neck stand on end was the ‘Nunc Dimittis’. Familiar to many, I know, but on this occasion it was unusually emotional and powerful; I heard it afresh in the voices of this magnificent choir. Looking for a lasting memory of Edinburgh? This is it.

The Robin Chapel, until 24 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Louise Rodgers]