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The Story of Magnus Erlendsson

 17 June 2017 at 7pm 

The Story of Magnus Erlendsson

St Magnus Festival
St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall
United Kingdom

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 Magnusís memory by his nephew Rognvald and showcases the work of two local collaborators, Gemma McGregor and Ron Ferguson.



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


Gemma McGregor : The Story of Magnus Erlendsson
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