5 The Story of Magnus Erlendsson

, Start Time: 19:00, End Time: 20:15 St Magnus Cathedral Broad Street, Kirkwall KW15 1NX


Gemma McGregor Music

Ron Ferguson Words

*World Premiere*

2017 is the 900th anniversary of the death of St Magnus, murdered at the command of his cousin on the island of Egilsay. This specially commissioned dramatic work tells the story of Magnus, his early life, his religious commitment and the journey leading towards his murder and martyrdom. Local historian and storyteller Tom Muir narrates the tale with a large cast of singers, actors and musicians. This performance takes place in the monument, the Cathedral, created in St Magnus’s memory by his nephew Rognvald and showcases the work of two local collaborators, Gemma McGregor and Ron Ferguson.

Followed by The Giant Magnus Parade

Francis Church Magnus
Kristin Linklater Thora
Tom Muir Narrator

Vivia Leslie Director
Alasdair Nicolson Conductor

The Assembly Project
Heather Rendall
Organ
Singers and Actors from the community of Orkney
St Magnus Cathedral Choir
Boys from Kirkwall Grammar School

Tickets £25 20 £11 Concessions £19 £15 £8

Duration 1 hour 15 minutes

 

Location Map

St Magnus Cathedral

Broad Street KW15 1NX

Tel: 01856 874894

I, Pilgrim

19:30 - 20:50 , Kirkwall

Arne & Carlos: Knitting Workshop

10:00 - 13:00 , Stromness

The Story of Magnus Erlendsson

19:00 - 20:15 , Kirkwall

The Trondheim Soloists

22:00 - 23:10 , Kirkwall

Arne & Carlos: Knitting Workshop

10:00 - 13:00 , Kirkwall

Orkney Conductors' Course Orchestral Session

10:00 - 13:00 , Kirkwall

Orkney Conductors' Course Orchestral Session

14:00 - 17:00 , Kirkwall

Norwegian Radio Orchestra

19:00 - 21:00 , Kirkwall

Bergen Domkor

19:00 - 21:00 , Kirkwall

Festival on Tour: Bergen Domkor

14:30 - 16:30 , Stronsay

I, Pilgrim

19:30 - 20:50 , Kirkwall

BBC SINGERS

13:00 - 14:00 , Kirkwall

The Story of Magnus Erlendsson

19:00 - 20:15 , Kirkwall

Edinburgh Quartet

14:30 - 16:30 , Stromness

Hear My Music & The Assembly Project

15:30 - 16:30 , Kirkwall

Gildas Quartet

13:00 - 14:00 , Kirkwall

Excursion: Alison McNeill & Sasha Savaloni

14:15 - 17:15 , Dounby

Excursion: Mhairi Lawson & Elizabeth Kenny

14:45 - 18:00 ,

Songs, Chants & Laments

22:00 - 23:10 , Kirkwall

New Music, New Directions

13:00 - 14:00 , Kirkwall

I, Pilgrim

19:30 - 20:50 , Kirkwall

BBC SINGERS

13:00 - 14:00 , Kirkwall

The Story of Magnus Erlendsson

19:00 - 20:15 , Kirkwall

The Norwegian Radio Orchestra & Festival Chorus

19:30 - 21:30 , Kirkwall

Singers' Masterclass: Mhairi Lawson

15:00 - 17:00 , KIRKWALL

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Voices

22:00 - 23:00 , Kirkwall

Excursion: Mhairi Lawson & Elizabeth Kenny

14:45 - 18:00 ,

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland: Song by Song

15:00 - 17:00 , Stromness

Bergen Domkor

19:00 - 21:00 , Kirkwall

Festival on Tour: Bergen Domkor

14:30 - 16:30 , Stronsay

Arne & Carlos: Knitting Workshop

10:00 - 13:00 , Stromness

The Story of Magnus Erlendsson

19:00 - 20:15 , Kirkwall

Arne & Carlos: Knitting Workshop

10:00 - 13:00 , Kirkwall

Hear My Music & The Assembly Project

15:30 - 16:30 , Kirkwall

Lecture: Steven Osborne: What does music mean?

18:00 - 19:00 , KIRKWALL

The Norwegian Radio Orchestra & Festival Chorus

19:30 - 21:30 , Kirkwall

Orkney Conductors' Course Orchestral Session

10:00 - 13:00 , Kirkwall

Orkney Conductors' Course Orchestral Session

14:00 - 17:00 , Kirkwall

Singers' Masterclass: Mhairi Lawson

15:00 - 17:00 , KIRKWALL

New Music, New Directions

13:00 - 14:00 , Kirkwall

Poems and Prose

17:00 - 18:00 , Stromness

Festival Club: Hadhirgaan

22:00 - 23:59 , Kirkwall

St Magnus Composers’ Competition Winners Concert

13:00 - 14:00 , Kirkwall

Festival Poet: Jackie Kay

11:00 - 12:15 , Stromness

The Story of Magnus Erlendsson

19:00 - 20:15 , Kirkwall

Festival Poet: Jackie Kay

11:00 - 12:00 , Kirkwall

Poems and Prose

17:00 - 18:00 , Stromness

St Magnus International Festival, 60 Victoria Street, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1DN

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St Magnus Festival is a charity registered in Scotland. Scottish Charity No SC011666. Company Number SC073825.

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