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Music and  Concerts



Tuesday 25th July 7:30pm

Chamber Philharmonia Cologne

Wednesday 2nd August 8pm

Aberdeen International Youth Festival – Song Night with the National Youth Choir of Scotland

Friday 4th August 10:30am

Aberdeen International Youth Festival – Hamrahlidarkorinn choir from Iceland

Friday 4th August 7:30pm

Aberdeen International Youth Festival – Orchestra concert


Govani Musicisti Ossolani from Italy

Music at Services at the Cathedral of St.Machar.

During the months of July and August the choir is on holiday.  They will return for the morning Service on August 27th.

Choral Music

There is a thriving choir of over 30 members, including Choral Scholars, that sings at the Sunday morning Service at 11.  The Choir has an extensive repertoire, ranging from medieval plainchant to pieces which have been written in the twenty first century. The Choir usually makes two contributions to the Service - an Anthem and a Motet during the Offertory collection.  Three items are included at the monthly Communion Service on the last Sunday of the month.

If you are an experienced singer who would be interested in joining the choir please contact the Music Director (rogerbevanwillaism@g.mail.co)

The Organ

The Cathedral owns a splendid ‘Father’ Willis Organ which has three manuals and pedals. Over the Summer months guest organists will be playing at the Sunday morning Services.  Sam Paul will play on July 16th and August 13th.  Chris Black will play on July 23rd, and Dr Alastair Chambers on August 6th.

Director of Music and Organist

Dr. Roger B.Williams, M.B.E.