A young choir has been given a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to sing for worshippers at next month’s papal visit to Glasgow.

Photo: Our Lady of the Missions Primary School choir

Our Lady of the Missions Primary School choir

Primary six and seven pupils from Our Lady of the Missions (OLM) Primary School in East Renfrewshire will sing in the pre-event leading up to the Papal Mass in Bellahouston Park on September 16.

Around 40 youngsters from the Thornliebank Catholic primary will take to the stage at about 3pm before Pope Benedict XVI addresses the public in a Mass at around 5.30pm.

Choir leader and teacher Wendy Collins said she hopes the other performers at the event will enjoy the choir’s rendition of the Ninian Cantata.

The choir was asked to sing for the Pope following a performance at the Children’s Cantata at St Mungo’s Church in Glasgow in May – a Glasgow Churches Together event – which was seen by senior church officials.

Head teacher Charlie Jamieson said the school was “honoured and delighted” to be involved with the Papal visit.

• Full story at the Evening Times.