Today, Scotland’s patron saint, Andrew the Apostle, anchors Scottish national identity in an annual holiday on his feast day. But in the century leading up to the Scottish declaration of independence, the 1320 Declaration of Arbroath, Saint Andrew’s significance expanded from that of a local saint to become the central figure in the foundation of Christianized Scotland.

This lecture will feature the performance of medieval liturgical music made at the Cathedral of St Andrews to celebrate Saint Andrew’s relics, showing how liturgical music shaped history. Presented by Kate Kennedy Steiner, Assistant Professor of Music & Director of Church Music and Worship (Conrad Grebel University College, at the University of Waterloo).

Reception to follow. All are welcome. Please register to attend.