I Music is listed as diary: by day. then by city. then by event.


FRIDAY 11 Glasgow

I La Vie Parisienne Theatre Royal. 1 lope Street. 331 1234. 7. 15pm. Extra dates: Sat 12.Tue 15. Wed 16. Fri 18. Sat l‘)(plus 2.15pm performance). Mon 21 . Tue 22. Wed 23 at 7. 15pm. £2.50—£12 (some concessions available). Scottish ()pcra with their Christmas spectacular of Offenbach'spopularoperctta. Lotsof familiar tunes bubble along including. of course. the famous Can-Can. First opera production to be directed by John Wells. John Pryce-Jones conducts.

I Malcolm Sargent Cancer Fund lorChildren City 1 lall. Candleriggs. Tickets: 227 5511 (Ticket Centre). 7.30pm. Massed choirs of Greater Glasgow 1 lealth Board. with doctors. nurses. physiotherapists all giving their services in aid of the Malcolm Sargent Cancer Fund for Children. Soloists are Patricia Hay and Clare Shearer.

I Scottish Early Music Consort l lcnry Wood Hall. Claremont Street. Tickets: 5525961 (Ticket Centre). 8pm. £4 (£1.50). (ieminiani and the Iz'nchanted Forest is the intriguing title ofthis Geminiani 300th anniversary concert including concertos. settings of Scots airs. and his extended instrumental work The Enchanted Forest.

I Aria Glasgow Film Theatre. 12 Rose Street. 332 6535. Extra date: Sat 12.Ten film directors freely interpret their favourite operatic arias. See Film listings.


I Organ RecitalMcEwan11all.Bristo Square. Free at door. 1.10pm. John Croyle. winner of Edinburgh University‘s 1987J S Anderson ()rgan Prize plays works by Franck and the more unusual Mulet and Pcrischetti. finishing up with Charles Ives' Variations on America.

I 8N0 Usher llall. Lothian Road. 228 1155. 7.30pm. Extra date: Sat 12. Glasgow. £2.5(L£‘).‘)0. More cxcitingstufl from the SNO with 'l‘chaikovsky's Pathetiqae (This is the Story of a Starry Night) Symphony. Ravcl‘s La l’alse and Saint-Saen's Cello Concerto with Janos Starker as soloist.

I PeshkarOueen‘s llall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 9.30pm. £5 "£6. A fascinating meeting of Indian tradition and modern jazz. with Zakir llussain and L. Shankar (violin) and Larry Coryell (guitar).



I La Vle Parlsienne Theatre Royal. Hope Street. 331 1234. 7. 15pm. Extra dates: Tue 15. Wed 16. Fri 18. Sat 19(a1so 2.15pm performance). Mon 21. Tue 22. Wed 23 at 7.15pm. £2.50-£12(somc concessions available). See Fri 11 for full description.

I 8ND City Hall. Candleriggs. 552 5961. 7.30pm. £2.50—£9.90. Sec Frill. Edinburgh. for full description.

I Glasgow Arts Centre Christmas Spectacular Henry Wood llall. Claremont

Street. Tickets: 221 4526 (Glasgow Arts Centre). 7.30pm. £2 (£1). The Music Project present their Christmas Spectacular involving 5(leerformers.

I Good Shepherd Chorus Church ofthc Good Shepherd. llillingdon Road South. Tickets: at door. 8pm. Chamber choir concert. Programme to include 1 landcl's Dixit Dominas.

I Aria Glasgow Film Theatre. 12 Rose Street. 332 6353. See Fri 11 and Film listings for full description.


I 3C0 Usher llall. Lothian Road. Tickets: 668 201‘) (Queen's 1 lall). 7.45pm. Extra date: Sun 13. Glasgow. L’s—£8.80. Philip Ledger conducts Bach‘s Suite No 4 in l) and Parts 1—3 of the Christmas ()ratorio. with Patricia MacMahon. Alfreda llodgson. Neil Mackie. John Shirley-Quirk and the Scottish Philharmonic Singers.

I Songs lor Voice and Guitar St Mark's Unitarian Church. Castle Terrace. Tickets at door. 8pm. £3 (£2). London artists Phyllida Bannister (mezzo-soprano) and Edinburgh-born Alpin Smart (guitar) perform a programme of Sibcr. Schubert. Granados. and Folk Songs from England and Spain.

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I 3C0 City Hall. Candleriggs. 552 5961. 7.30pm. £3.50—£8.80. See Sat 12. Edinburgh. for full description.

I Cappella Nova/Glasgow University Choral Society Glasgow University Chapel. Tickets at door. 8pm. £2 (£1 ). The .l/Ies's‘a Concertata by Cavalli and In Iz'cclesiis by

Gabrieli. with conductor Marjorie Rycroft.

I Glasgow Orchestral Society 1 lcnry wood llall. Claremont Street. Tickets at door. 8pm. Christmassy music in the form of llumperdinck ‘s‘ Hansel and (iretel ()verture and Tchaikovsky's .\'atcracker Suite.


I Scottish Ensemble ()ueen's l lall.Clerk Street. 668 201‘). 2.30pm. £5 (£3 £1 ). last concert of the SE's season features Diverttmenn Concerti . the works in question being by Mozart. Bartok and Vivaldi's Four Seasons.

I Messiah St Ma: y 's( \ithedral. Palmerston Place. “.30pm. Admission at

door. £3.50 t £2 ). l he Scottish Cantata Singersconducted by l)ennis'l'ownliill.



I Benjamin Luxon Henry Wood l lall. Claremont Street. Tickets: 248 4567ext 13S 140(FS()). 7.30pm. £10 (inclwinc and mince pies) A Victorian galaevening presented by Friends of Scottish ()pera. with lucky programme and prize draw.



I La Vie Parisienne Theatre Royal. 1 lope Street. 331 1234. 7. 15pm. lixtra dates: Wed 16. Fri IS. Sat 1‘)(also2. 15pm performance). Mon 2 l . Tue 22. Wed 23 at 7.15pm. £2.50 £12 (some concessions available). See Fri 1 l for fulldescription. I RSAMD Annual Carol Concert(‘iiy l lall. Candleriggs. Tickets: 332 5057 (RSAMD). 7.30pm. £3 £4 (£2 £1.50). The RSAMI) Orchestra and members ofthc School of Drama come together under conductor Philip Ledger for a Christmas Carol ( ‘oneert.

I John Currie Singers 1 lcnry Wood 1 lall. Claremont Street. Tickets: 552 5%] (Ticket Centre). 7.30pm. £4.50(£3.50). Terry Edwards conducts 1 landel‘s .1!e.s.sfah with a refreshingly small groupof singers.

I Carol Concert Kelvingrove Art Gallery- 7.30pm. Free at door. Christmas music by children's choir directed by Gordon Frier.

SNO llautist Janet Richardson, a monkey from Scottish Ballet‘s The Nutcracker, and singer Bill McCue opening the new Christmas shop run joineg by the Friends organisations of Scottish Opera, Scottish Ballet and the




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SNO, at 134 Byres Road, Glasgow (formerly the premises of Aquarius). On sale are the many personalized goods of the three organisations and shop hours are Tue—Sat 10am—6pm and Sun noon—6pm.


I George Heriot's School Concert Usher llall. Lothian Road. Tickets: 22‘)7263 (Mr Brannan). 7.30pm. £1.50 £3(£l ). A Christmas concert with music by George Gershwin and songs from Oklahoma. Also the Christmas Musical The Reluctant Dragon. thc Pipe Band and lotsof Christmas Carols.

I Edinburgh Bach Society St John‘s Church. West End. Princes Street. 7pm. Free at door. Christmas concert.

WEDNESDAY 16 Glasgow

I Glasgow Parks Orchestra. Wind Section \‘tilefest. (ieorge Square. Glasgow .

1 3pm. Free. Concert band repertoire including a selection from The King and].

I Student Workshop Concert Hall. Glasgow University. 5pm. Free at door. A short recital of student compositions.

I Mondrian Trio Pollok l louse. Pollok Country Park. 2060 Pollokshaws Road. 632 0274. 7.45pm. Extra date: Thurs 17. Edinburgh. £4.50 (£2.50) (series£10). Leaving the first of their winter season of concerts until the depths of winter. the Mondrian play 1 laydn. Dodgeson and Beethoven (x1 rchdake).

I La Vie Parisienne Theatre Royal. l lope Street. 331 1234. 7.15pm. Extradates: Fri IS. Sat 1‘) (also 2. 15pm performance). Mon 21.Tuc 22. Wed 23 at 7. 15pm. £2.50—£ l 2 (some concessionsavailable). Sec Fri 11 for fulldescription.

I Glasgow Youth Choirt‘ity l lall. Candleriggs. Tickets: 227 5511 (Ticket Centre). 7.30pm. Extra date: Fri 18. £2«£1.50. A varied selection ofChristmas Music.

I Milngavie Young SingerslBBC SSO Brass Group Studio 1 . BBC. ()ueen Margaret Drive. Tickets: at door. 7.30pm. £2.50 (£1.50). Programme toineltidc Britten‘s Ceremony of( 'arols' with harpist Mary Ann Kennedy. music for brass and. of course. Christmas Carols.

I Carols by Candlelight l lenry Wood 1 lall. Claremont Street. Tickets: 552 5%] (Ticket Centre). 8pm. Extra date: Fri 18. Edinburgh. £4 (£2). Cappella Nova and Caledonia Brass get together for a seasonal programme for all the family. with carols old and new. Mulled wine and Christmas pics in the interval.


I Malcolm Sargent Cancer Fund torChildren Usher 1 lall. Lothian Road. Tickets: 226 1155. 7.30pm. £1 .50—£6. Massed choirs from Lothian. Taysidc and Fife l lealth Boards with soloist Linda ()rmis'ton and the SC() providing the orchestral accompaniment.

I Edinburgh Ouartet Queen's 1 lall. Clerk Street. 668 201‘). 7.45pm. £3.25 £4(£l .50 off at door). First performance ofthc Viola ()uintet by Shaun Dillon. Also Beethoven's ()p 5‘) .\'o 2 and Schubert's Qaartetsat: in C minor.

THURSDAY 17 Glasgow

I University Carol Service Barony Church. Free at door. Further information: 552 4400ext 3444. 2pm—3pm. Alan Tavener directs Strathclydc University Chorus and Brass Ensemble in their annual Carol Service.

I Student Carol Service Glasgow University Chapel. 2.30pm. Free atdoor.

I BSAMD Pianists Fellowship (‘in l lall. Candlcriggs. 7.30pm.


I Carol Party Student Chaplaincy Centre. Bristo Square. Tickets: 667 101 1 ext 4577 (Miss Donaldson). 7pm. £2 (£1 ). Edinburgh University Musical Society

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