OLD HIGH MUSIC
The next of this year’s organ recitals takes place on Saturday 8 October at 12 noon, when Stephen Doughty (Director of Music and Organist at St John’s Church, Princes Street, Edinburgh) is going to perform a programme which will include the Prelude and Fugue in E flat minor by J S Bach, the well-known Organ Sonata No. 4 by Mendelssohn and music by Henry Smart, whom we also know as the composer of a much loved hymn.
Stephen is a highly-regarded musician around Scotland and this promises to be a memorable recital.
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Scripture Readings: Isaiah 1.15-18 (not Lectionary)
In the name of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, Amen.
At the beginning of today’s Bible reading, Jesus of Nazareth is in trouble. This happened to Jesus a lot. Again and again, he went against people’s expectations, and this upset some of them.
Luke tells us that, ‘all the tax collectors and sinners were coming near to listen to him’. Tax collectors were not popular in a country under Roman occupation. Sinners were those who were thought to have broken moral and religious rules.
This causes ‘the Pharisees and the scribes’ to grumble. These are the respectable, those who think of themselves as very religious and moral. Nowadays they might be called ‘role-models’, to show the rest of us how to live. Admired by most people, they have a high opinion of themselves, for they are the kind of people who usually think they are right. And they believe that they have God on their side.
So they grumble: ‘This fellow welcomes sinners and eats with them’. They think that Jesus is attracting the wrong crowd. How can Jesus be a respected religious teacher, if his audience attracts people who are pretty irreligious? As the Pharisees and the scribes see it, there must be something wrong with a religious teacher who attracts the outcasts, the scum, the dregs of society, the irreligious, the immoral.
ANCIENT MUSIC LIVES AGAIN AT THE OLD HIGH CHURCH
A musical tradition nearly crushed by religious prejudice over four centuries ago, comes alive again at a choral recital in the Old High Church, Inverness, at 12 noon on Saturday 10 September. Continue reading
Mrs Young died on Saturday 20 August 2016.
She was 74 years.
Mrs Young’s funeral will be held on Friday 26 August 2016 at 11.45 am at the Old High Church, Church Street, Inverness IV1 1EY.
The funeral Director is D Chisholm & Sons 01463 712255.
Come along and join us at the OHSS SUMMER SONGS OF PRAISE a joyful evening worship service at the Old High on Sunday 21 August at 7pm. A chance to sing favourite hymns, and to meet our new Old High organist, Robin Versteeg, who will also treat us to some organ fireworks! More details from The Minister PNimmochurchofscotland.org.
The Old High Church is normally open to visitors this year on weekdays on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 10am to 12 noon and 2-4pm.
PLEASE NOTE THAT, DUE TO A FUNERAL, THE CHURCH WILL BE CLOSED THIS FRIDAY MORNING (12 AUGUST) AND WILL BE ONLY OPEN FROM 2.15PM TO 4PM.
Mr John Ford, 12 Moray Park Avenue, Culloden, Inverness, died on 20 July 2016, while on holiday.
He was 85 years old.
Mr Ford’s funeral will take place at the Old High Church, Church Street, Inverness IV1 1EY, on Friday 12 August 2016 at 1.30pm.
Further details from the funeral directors D Chisholm & Sons, Huntly Street, Inverness IV3 5HP (01463 712255).
This summer, visit one of the landmarks of Inverness: the Old High Church, the original parish church of Inverness.
It is open to visitors on weekdays until September on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 10am to 12 noon and 2-4pm. Services are at 11.15am on Sundays.
Click here for more information about the Old High Church.
Whether you are a local or a visitor, you are most welcome to come and look around the most historic building in Inverness. You’ll be warmly welcomed by our volunteer guides.
We can always use more volunteers, especially to cover times when the regulars can’t make it- please contact us if you would like to help.
The next recital at the Old High is on Saturday 11th June at 12 noon.
It will repeat the format of the concert last June when we invited some advanced Highland School musicians, including some senior pupils who are now moving on to the Conservatoire, to perform for us. This year they are offering a mixture of brass, violin and viola music.
Please come along to support these young musicians.
Click here for the full programme.
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Click here or the complete 2016 Old High concerts leaflet .
The St Stephen’s Church Choir, our Community Choir, with pupils from Inverness Royal Academy, gave a wonderful concert last week ‘Music for Spring’.
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