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Cadenza Countdown !

Here is the programme for Saturday 29th April at 7.30pm

Tickets available at door

Monteverdi                                         Cantate Domino

O Nata Lux de Lumine                     Thomas Tallis

O Nata Lux                                        Morten Lauridsen

Northern Lights                                  Ola Gjeilo

O Radiant Dawn                                James MacMillan

Over the Rainbow                               Harold Arlen arr .Guy Turner

The Seal Lullaby                                  Eric Whiteacre

Sleep                                                   Eric Whiteacre


Kyrie                                  Rheinberger                                                    

Benedictus                         Rheinberger                                                    

Agnus Dei                          Rheinberger                                                    

Summertime                      Gershwin arr. Roderick Williams                  

Laugh, Kookaburra!           Bob Chilcott                                               

Mister Sandman                 Pat Ballard arr. Ed Lojeski                           

Ain’t misbehavin’                 Fats Waller/Harry Brooks arranged Peter Gritton

About Cadenza

Cadenza was formed in 1992 and is now considered to be one of Scotland’s finest and most exiting amateur mixed voice choirs, with members travelling from a wide area of central Scotland for the weekly rehearsals. With a repertoire ranging from the Renaissance to the present day and covering all styles – sacred, secular, folk and jazz - the choir has performed throughout Scotland and beyond.

Since Jenny Sumerling’s appointment as Musical Director in 2002, the choir has gone from strength to strength. Critically acclaimed at the Edinburgh Fringe over the years, and for Raymond Gubbay’s Carols by Candlelight in the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall and Usher Hall, the choir is regularly invited to perform at prominent events, including BBC Radio broadcasts.

Cadenza’s most recent CD, Bright Star - Cadenza at Christmas, features exclusively 20th and 21st century Christmas music, including one first commercial and ten world premiere recordings. The CD was highly praised when launched in Autumn 2012, with reviews in Classical Music Magazine and tracks broadcast on Radio 3 and Classic FM.

Charity concerts are an important part of Cadenza’s annual programme, helping to raise funds in support of charities in and around Edinburgh. If you would like Cadenza to raise funds for your charity, please contact the choir’s Charity Concert Organiser, tel. 07770 754369, or via the website at .

And if you are a singer and would like to be considered for an audition to join Cadenza, please get in touch at or telephone 0131 662 8721.

Guest Conductor - Libby Crabtree

Libby Crabtree started her musical training at Cambridge where she sang in Clare Chapel Choir. She has since enjoyed a varied career, ranging from musicals in London’s West End, to performances with many Early Music groups including The Sixteen and The Tallis Scholars. Tours with these groups have taken her all over the world including Japan, the USA and Brazil and also given her the opportunity to record many award-winning discs.

More recently, Libby has broadened her musical experience and is currently an Associated Board Examiner, Head of Music at an Edinburgh Junior School and a musical director of 3 choral societies.

Accompanist – Richard Beauchamp




Messy Church - Pentecost Party

Come and join us! No church connection needed. Bring family and friends for a fun afternoon of games, songs, craft, a video Bible story and a messy meal together. You will be made most welcome. 

Christian Aid Week

At least 3 more volunteers are required as door-to-door collectors during Christian Aid Week 14–20 May. Offers of help should be directed to or by telephoning 842646. Thank you

The Seed Must Die

This time last year St Michael’s mounted a major production of The Seed Must Die, a musical passion play following Jesus from his triumphal entry into Jerusalem, through his final days with his disciples and on to his trial, death and burial… and resurrection.
Over Easter we  posted some excerpts from the live performance on our Facebook page. Why don't you have a look.  
Cd's and DVD's of the performance are still available. Contact Alan Miller.

Mothering Sunday Joint Service Photos

Latest Magazine

January 2017 Crosswind Magazine now available to download from the Crosswind page.

Orders of Service

Weekly Intimations

Knowing Christ Better

House Groups

For more information about fellowship groups meeting within St Michael’s, please call Alison Miller 844992, Margaret Henderson 844787 or Barbara Thomson 845705.

The Help Centre

Offers information covering many concerns.  Wondering where to access support for yourself or another?  Tel 842646, or look at

Bereavement Support

The Bereavement Support Team offers confidential one-to-one support with the aim of helping you make sense of the painful and bewildering array of responses to bereavement, and to help you adapt to the loss. Positive Pathways informal support group meets fortnightly in the Canal Tearoom. Contact Sheila Rae 847538 or

Making Him Known to Others

Summer Sunday Club

Are you good at telling stories, art work, photography, drama, baking? Can you spare time to help prepare craft activities? Could you come one Sunday during the summer and spend time with the children as they have fun learning about Jesus? If the answer is yes to any of these questions, please contact Anne Sutherland 845868 who will be delighted to hear from you.

CD’s-Church Service

If you would like to borrow a recording of previous services, you will find CDs at the Church shop. A recording of the sermon is to be found weekly on pod cast on the Church website.

Knitting Club

The Kirk Knitting Club meets once a month on a Monday in Cross House at 10.30 am in Room 1. Next meeting Monday 1 May 2017.

Serving Him Together

Mothering Sunday Joint Service Photos

Time of Stillness

On Thursdays at 2pm we meet in St Katherine's Aisle (entrance via south door during winter opening hours). Come and discover what 15 minutes of stillness can do for you. Nothing will be asked of you. Tea and cake afterwards. Info from Cheryl.  All welcome.


Our church book club meets monthly Thursday 3.15-4.30pm in Room 1, Cross House. April's read is Crooked Heart by Lissa Evans. Join us on Thursday 4 May to discuss your thoughts on the book. All welcome. Contact Cheryl or Sally Chambers 07732722146.

General Notices


Sunday 30th April at 6.30pm there will be “Prayers for Good Governance” in the Kirk Hall, followed by refreshments, then the Main Event at 7.30pm. Come, meet and question your candidates for local election. All Questions to indicating whether you will be there and wanting to answer or ask a supplementary question to the candidates’ replies.

Sunshine Singers

Next sing-song at 2.30pm on Friday 28 April at St Michael’s Hospital.

1st Step Café Ceilidh – Skelpit Lug (with caller)

An evening of dancing and fun at Longcroft Hall, on Saturday 6 May 7.30pm-10.30pm. Tickets £4/£8 (buffet refreshments included) from Kim, Tel: 07484 273 207.

Christian Aid Week

At least 3 more volunteers are required as door-to-door collectors during Christian Aid Week 14–20 May. Offers of help should be directed to or by telephoning 842646. Thank you

1st Step

is a local community group providing support and opportunities for people affected by addiction. They have set up a new gardening project helping volunteers to grow fruit & veg and learning how to cook with their produce. Donations of gardening tools/materials to help this project blossom would be very much appreciated. Further info: or Facebook page @FirstStepCafe.

Job Vacancy

Early Years Practitioner (Prisons Support) at Early Years Scotland – Working in prisons throughout central and south Scotland on a fixed term until 31 March 2018 subject to continued funding, 17.5 hours per week.  Further information available from the church office.

Messy Church

Messy Church is growing in numbers and needs two more Messy helpers in May, October and December, 3.30–7pm on a Saturday.  If you can help, please leave your name with the church office.

Polar Explorers

In Service Day for anyone in P1–P7. Come and join us in Cross House on 4 May (8.45am-12.30pm) for lots of fun with Bible stories, songs, crafts, games and more. Spaces can be limited. Please contact Russell Shields at to guarantee a place.


Spring issue of the magazines are available for uplift in the North Aisle. Thanks to all who helped make up the bundles.

Men’s chip supper quiz night – Friday 28 April at 7pm

Tickets, price £12.50 on sale now at church visitors stall on Sundays and any other day between 10.30am and 1.00pm or from Marshall Green, Brian Lightbody, John Parkinson or Bill Duncan. Please bring along sons, fathers, brothers, neighbours and any others for a fun evening out.

Annual Inter-church Dinner

on Saturday 29 April in Linlithgow Rugby Club at 7 pm for 7.30 pm. St Peter's hosting with St John's providing the entertainment from The Kirkgate Quartet. After-dinner Speaker: Provost of the Deacon’s Court, Jim Carlin from St Michael's RC. Tickets £15 (includes 3-course meal) available from Fiona Duke or Barbara Thomson..

Our Sunshine Sing-along for Memory

takes place in the Kirk Hall on the second Thursday of each month 12–1.30pm. All those living with memory loss and their carers are welcome. No church connection necessary. Light lunch and singing. Further info from Cheryl or Norma Costley 01506 843255. Next Sing-along 11 May.

Refugee Action (RE-ACT)

is planning another Donation Day in Linlithgow early this year seeking blankets, coats/jackets warm clothes/hats/scarfs and boots/stout shoes (men/women/boys/girls/babies), also toiletries. Please drop items off daily at 26 Friars Brae Monday – Saturday, placing goods in the appropriate bins.  Please park cars in road, as turning area at the house is limited.

Thursday for Coffee

Come along and enjoy a cuppa, home baking and chat with the group which meets on Thursdays in Cross House between 10–11am.  All are welcome.

Need Double Beds

St Vincent de Paul/Bethany Trust urgently needs double beds. These are not resold but used when rehousing the homeless. If you can help, the bed will be collected from your home. Please call Jerry on 07942873190.