Ministry of Music

Musical Information and Events

Queen’s Cross Young Singers Choral Scholarship

From the church’s first service on April 18, 1881 Queen’s Cross has been known for its musical tradition, through which people have experienced and expressed faith.

Building on this fine musical tradition, Queen’s Cross encourages young, local singers by offering 5 choral scholarships to Aberdeen students from S4 upwards who are in full time education. Each scholar participates in a minimum of 30 practices and services. For their work and dedication, scholars receive a stipend.

The scholarship program affords participants with the opportunity to increase their musical skills, learn a varied repertoire, and gain valuable experience for the future.

Details and application forms can be obtained by contacting office@queenscrosschurch.org.uk  or Ewen Ritchie at ewen@culter.net .

Worship

Do you sing or play an instrument? Would you like to participate in worship? The Music Ministry of Queen’s Cross Church seeks to provide a place where every person is encouraged to use their God-given musical talents to the glory of God and to the betterment of the community. For more information, please contact Ewen Ritchie, our Director of Music.

Choir

If you are interested in joining the choir at Queen’s Cross Church Choir, you will be made most welcome! The choir contributes to the 10:30 am service each Sunday from September to June each year. During the summer, a less formal group sings a simple anthem during the service. 

Choir rehearsals from September to June take place in the Session Room from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm each Thursday eveningwith mutually arranged ad hoc rehearsals over the summer where necessary.

Aberdeen Chamber Music Concerts

The Sanctuary at Queen’s Cross is a warm, colourful and intimate setting for live music, and Aberdeen Chamber Music Concerts is delighted to be holding concerts at the church this season. Aberdeen Chamber Music Concerts is a registered charity which has been bringing great professional musicians to perform in Aberdeen at public concerts for over 80 years. A former organist at Queen’s Cross, Willan Swainson, was the founder of the organisation, as well as starting the Aberdeen Bach Choir and the Music Department in the University. On the ACM website, you can find a link which gives details of every programme that has been performed since it began in the early 1930s.

All the details of the dates, musicians, programmes and ticket prices are on the AMC website: www.aberdeenchambermusic.org
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