Rosslyn Chapel has hosted a special concert by students of the prestigious St Mary’s Music School to mark the Coronation.
The concert, on the evening of Friday 5 May, comprised works by British composers including Benjamin Britten, Thomas Weelkes and Peter Warlock. The School’s Brass Ensemble, Junior String Ensemble and Senior String Ensemble were all performing.
Ian Gardner, Director of Rosslyn Chapel Trust, said: ‘We were delighted to welcome students from Edinburgh’s renowned St Mary’s Music School for this special concert, which marked the Coronation of King Charles and Queen Camilla. The quality of the performers and the choice of music, in the unique setting of Rosslyn Chapel, provided a very memorable evening, which was greatly enjoyed by our capacity audience.’
The King and Queen Consort have both visited Rosslyn Chapel, in 1998 and 2012, respectively.
St Mary’s Music School has a long history, having been established in 1880 to educate the choristers of the newly built St Mary’s Cathedral, and was originally known as the Song School of St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral. From 1972, in addition to the choristers, young instrumentalists, composers and singers began to attend the school, and today, as a centre of musical excellence, pupils from across Scotland and beyond are welcomed.