We joined with the Kedron Singers on 6th June to remember the life of Tom McCulla, a faithful memberof both Choirs. It was held in St Matthew’s Church of the Nazarene, Gordon Street, Paisley, and took the form of a variation of Evensong.
We remembered especially his musical ability and so incorporated music which he had written, music he loved, and also some pieces which had been written by others in his memory.
I had dedicated the Nunc Dimittis from my setting for Evensong, to his memory, and the last piece he sang with us was at Ballachulish, where the first performance of ‘I saw a new heaven and new earth’ was marred by a set of disdobedient organ stops!
We also used a piece he wrote, and of which he was quite proud, called ‘Gentle Rain of God’ , and a setting of the 23rd Psalm by Kedron Choir Member John Brisbane in broad Scots, with some wonderful melodies!
It was quite an emotionally-charged event!
I hope Tom appreciated it all…..his family certainly did!