The church of St. Salvador,
Dundee, designed by G.E. Bodley, one of the
leading architects of his day, was dedicated in
1868. The passing of time had taken a heavy
toll of the fabric; £10,000 had been spent in
previous years and a further £10,000 was needed to
restore the church to its former glory.
The rector of St. Savador's, the Rev. Clifford Jones, was the Festival Administrator, myself as Musical Director and the Dundee Floral Art Club in charge of the floral decorations. Although these festivals were the norm in England, this festival in June 1967 was the first of its kind in Scotland.
The 5-day programme was as follows:-
Wednesday 14th June 1967
Combined choirs of
Clepington Parish Church and
Ward Chapel Congrgational
Setting : Eyre in E flat
Anthem: King of Glory by J.S. Bach
Thursday 15th June 1967
Friday 16th June 1967
Saturday 17th June 1967
Sunday 18th June 1967
18th June 1967
The 'Bell' Anthem by
M. Adams, M. Anderson, E. Davidson, D. Dow, M. Duncan, M. Finlayson, N. Jack, A. Knight, E. Macaskill, M. Smith, M. Webster, J. Wilkes.
A. Adams, A. Burch, J. Davidson, M. Duncan, E. Fenwick, A. Fraser, N. Guild, M. Hajbovicz, E. McFarlane, M. Prain, I. Winton.
G. Adams, S. Bannerman, W. Lindsay, E. Scott, D. Smith, R. Whitehouse.
G. Angus, W. Bell, J. Campbell, D. Davidson, W. Dewar, J. Grieve, I. Mortimer, C. Sinclair.