Beetschen: This Day -- A Celtic Prayer

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Celtic introduction to Choral Evensong

The mood for Choral Evensong from Dunblane Cathedral, Scotland on Sunday 2 September 2007 was set by "A Celtic Prayer".

The inspired choral setting of Alistair Maclean's wonderful Hebridean prayer by Matthew Beetschen was sung by the RSCM Millennium Youth Choir directed by David Ogden with the composer at the organ.


RSCM Millennium Youth Choir singing 'A Celtic Prayer' for BBC Choral Evensong

The prayer tells of the gift of this new day to us, and asking that we "bear ourselves gently towards all"; that our thoughts may be mirrors of God's thoughts.

The service was broadcast live on BBC Radio 3.

Beginning of A Celtic Prayer

The RSCM Millennium Youth Choir is an exciting chamber choir, founded in 2000 at the suggestion of the Archbishop of Canterbury. It offers special opportunities to 36 young singers to sing the widest and most exciting range of sacred music to the highest standards.

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