(Exsulratelubilare). The orchestra plays Mozart’s Magic Flute overture to open.
TUESDAY 11 Glasgow
I Lunchtime Concert Hutchesons‘ Hall. 2 John Street. Tickets: at door. 1.14pm. £1.25. Songs for soprano and piano performed by Lenka Skornickova and Robin Humphreys whose choice includes Schumann. Smetana. Debussy and Janacek.
I suo/nsmo Choir/RSAMD Brass Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. Tickets: 332 5057 (RSAMD Box Office). 7.30pm. £3.50—£15. Philip Ledger conducts Berlioz‘s Grande Messe des Morts. with Anthony Rolfe-Johnson as tenor soloist.
I Nelson Hall Concert McDonald Road Public Library. off Leith Walk. Free. 7.45pm. Guitar Recital by Ian Smith in popular series organised by Edinburgh's Music Library.
WEDNESDAY 12 Glasgow
I Carol Concert Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. £5. RSAMD Choir. Orchestra and conductors Philip Ledger and George McPhee in Corelli's Christmas Concerto. Mozart‘s Exsultate jubilate and lots and lots of favourite carols. old and new.
I Carol Concert Art Gallery and Museum. Kelvingrove. 357 3929. 7.30pm. £3 (£2). Christmas carols in magnificent surroundings.
I Scratch Messiah St Stephen‘s Church. St Vincent Street (foot of Howe Street). Tickets: at door. 7.30pm. £3 (£2). All welcome to join in and sing I landel‘s Messiah in an ad hoe choir of 300/400 voices under conductor Robert Marshall. Bring your own score if you have one. but you can get a score there if you don't.
I Christmas Party Concert French institute. 13 Randolph Crescent. 225 5366. 7.30pm. £5. The Michel Lethiec-Denis Weber Duo of clarinet and piano in a programme of Rossini. Schumann. Brahms. Berg. Debussy and Poulenc followed by a party. Book early if you want to go.
I Edinburgh Quartet St Bernard‘s Church. Saxe Coburg Street. Tickets: 668 2019 (Queen‘s Hall Box Office) or 332 8691 (E0). 7.45pm. £6.50/£4.50 (£2.50). String quartets by Schubert (Op 125 N01). Shostakovieh (No l ) and Mozart (Hoffmeister. K499).
THURSDAY 13 Glasgow
I Merchants Music Merchants' Hall. 7
St. Bernard's Church, Ssxc-Coburg Street. Edinburgh
Wednesday 12 December E at 7 .45pm Schubert Quartet in E ﬂat Shostakovleh Quartet No 1
Mozart Quartet K 499 'Hoﬂ‘melster'
Tickets £6.50 including Mulled Wine and victuals £4.50 concert only
from Queen's 11111031 668 2019 Usher Hall 031 228 1155 Ticket Centre (T31 225 8616 Edinburgh Quartet 031 332 8691
Cmeessirms (U340, Stuckmn) £2.50 at the door
West George Street. Tickets: 227 5511. 12.45pm. £2 (£1 .50). Piano music from Elizabeth Paling whose selection includes Beethoven. Brahms. Chopin and Rachmaninov.
I Glasgow University Carol Service University Chapel. Free at door. 4pm. Student carol service.
I 8N0 Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. 2
Sauchiehall Street. 332 3123. 7.30pm.
Extra dates: Friday 14. Edinburgh and
5 Saturday 15. Glasgow. £3.50—£15 (£3). Sir -‘ Yehudi Menuhin puts down his fiddle and
takes up his baton to conduct Elgar‘s Violin Concerto and Enigma Variations with Tippett's Fantasia Concertante on a
2 Theme by Corelli in the middle. Dmitry Sitkovetsy is soloist. . I BBC 880 Studio One. BBC.
Broadcasting House. Queen Margaret
j Drive. Tickets: Room 205. BBC(please 3 send sac). Free. 7.30pm. Steven lsserlisis ' soloist in Hadyn‘s C major Cello Concerto
in a concert which opens with Frank Bridge‘s The Sea conducted. appropriately enough. by Christopher Seaman.
I Discussion with Witold Lutoslawslti Room 125. Napier Polytechnic. Sighthill Campus. Free at door. Ham—12.30pm. Distinguished Polish composer in conversation with Scottish composer John McLeod.
FRIDAY 14 Glasgow
I Midday Concert Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 1pm. Admission free by ticket. Pianist Peter Sievewright plays Variations on Light My Fire by Friedrich Gulda. the Piano Sonata by Martin Dalby and Carl Nielsen's Symphonic Suite.
I Music with Mulled Wine Art Gallery and Museum. Kelvingrove. 357 3929. 7.30pm. £6 (£3). The Glasgow Festival Strings and the Whistlebinkies join forces for a special evening of festive music. Programme includesAutumn and Winter from Vivaldi‘s Seasons and Corelli's Christmas Concerto. Refreshments included in ticket price.
I Glasgow Cathedral Choral Society Glasgow Cathedral. Tickets: 227 5511 (Ticket Centre. Candleriggs). 7.30pm. £4 (£3). Britten‘s St Nicholas Mass and The First Nowell by Vaughan Williams with Alexander Morrison. tenor. John Langdon. organ. the Junior Choirof Hutcheson‘s Grammar School and the Virtuosi of Scotland. John Turner conducts.
I The Hospitals Christmas Cami Concert Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 332 3123. 7.30pm. £3.50—£7.50. Massed choir from Greater Glasgow Health Board joins with Glasgow Youth Choir and Murray International Whitburn Band for an evening of Christmas music in aid ofthe Malcolm Sargent Cancer Fund for Children.
I BBC 880 Studio One. BBC. Broadcasting House. Queen Margaret Drive. Tickets: Room 205. BBC(please send sae). Free. 7.30pm. Christopher Seaman conducts Tchaikovsky‘s Symphony No 5 and Elgar‘s overture Froissart. in a recording for future broadcast.
I Regent Wind Quintet Milngavie Town Hall. Further info: 956 1572. 7.30pm. Talented young wind quintet plays works by Ligeti. Nielsen. Malcolm Arnold and Mozart for Milngavie Music Club.
I Westerton Male Voice Choir Westerton Hall. Further info: 942 3802. 7.30pm. Extra date: Sunday 15. Christmasconcert.
I 8N0 Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 228 1155. 7.30pm. Extra date: Saturday 15.
Glasgow. £3—£15 (£3). See Thursday 13. Glasgow.
SATURDAY 15 Glasgow
I Lunchtime Concert Glasgow Arts Concert. 12 Washington Street. 221 4526. 1pm. Free. An informal concert with music groups from the centre. I RSAMD Junior Department Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 3pm. £4 (£2). Younger Academy students are joined by Walter Carr for a programme which includes the first performance of Christmas Suite by Peter Seivewright and John Rutter's Brother Heinrich '3 Christmas.
- I 8N0 Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. 2 ; Sauchiehall Street. 332 3123. 7.30pm. - £3.50—£15 (£3). Sec Thursday 13.
I Westerton Male Voice Choir Westerton Hall. Further info: 942 3802. 7.30pm. Christmas concert. Also Saturday 14. I Carols by Candlelight Kilmardinny House. 50 Kilmardinny Avenue.943 0312. 8pm. Cappella Nova in their seasonal colours.
I BBC SSO Brunton Hall. Musselburgh. 665 2240. 7.30pm. £6 (£4). Popularand attractive programme presented by East Lothian District Council. Conducted by Christopher Seaman. the orchestra plays Humperdinck's overture Hansel and Gretel. the Elgar Cello Concerto (soloist Stephen lsserlis) and Tchaikovsky‘s Symphony No 5.
I 8C0 Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 7.45pm. £2.50—£10.50. Anall Lutoslawski programme featuring the first performance of his 20 Christmas Carols under the direction of the composer. who also conducts his l’artita. Interlude and Chain 2.
I The Tallis Scholars Greyfriars Church. Candlemaker Row. Tickets: 668 2019 (Queen‘s Hall Box Office). 8pm. £7 (£5/£4r'£2). The Georgian Concert Society presents a welcome return visit ofthis award winning choral ensemble under their conductor Peter Phillips in a programme of Christmas music including carols by Practorius. amass by Lassusand works by Hassler and Byrd.
SUNDAY 16 Glasgow
I Carol Service Glasgow University Chapel. Free at door. 3pm. Chapel Choir Carol Service conducted by Stuart Campbell.
I Orchestre de Paris Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street.332 3123. 7.30pm. £5-£20. Glasgow‘s stunning visiting orchestras programme for 1990 continues with the Orchestre de Paris in an all French programme of Ravel‘s l)ap/mis and Chloe Suite No 2. Bizet‘s Symphony in Cand the second piano concerto by Saint-Saens. Jean-Philippe Collard is soloist and Semyon Byehkov conducts. Back again tomorrow.
I Call That Singing! Kings Theatre. Bath Street. Tickets: 227 5511 (Ticket Centre. Candleriggs). 7.30pm. £4 (£2). Glasgow 1990‘s singing audience in The Balloon Goes Up. an evening of fun and frivolity. I Good Shepherd Chorus St Margaret's Church. Kilmarnock Road. Newlands. Tickets: 943 0256 (T. Fields). 8pm. Free. Excerpts from Handel‘s Messiah and Haydn‘s Trumpet Concerto. soloist Ian Muirhead. Proceeds to charity.
I Orchestre de Paris Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 332 3123. 7.30pm. 125-£20. Semyon Bychkov returns to the podium for a programme of Mahler‘s Symphony No l . the Roman Carnival Overture by Berlioz and Mystere
de l‘instant by Dutilleux.
TUESDAY 18 I Glasgow |
I Scottish Ensemble Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. l 1pm. Extra dates: Wednesday 19. Thursday 20. Friday 21 . £3 (£2). Series ‘ discount available. Pop baroque from Vivaldi and Bach plus other favourites by Mozart. Puccini. Rossini and Barber.
I Lunchtime Concert Hutchesons‘ Hall. 2 John Street. Tickets: at door. 1.15pm. £1.25. Leonard Friedman continues his series of violin recitals for Strathclyde University linked by contemporary Scottish composers. Today. with pianist Peter Evans. he plays Martin Dalby‘s Scottish Rhapsoin and Schubert‘s
1 A rpeggione Sonata.
I 8C0 ('ilasgow Royal Concert Hall. 2
Sauchiehall Street. 332 3123. 7.30pm. Extra date: Thursday 20. Edinburgh. £2.50—£10 (£1). A Brandenburg Bonanza from George Malcolm who directs Nos 1. 5. 4 and 2 for the harpsichord.
I Carol Concert Oueen‘s Hall.C1erk Street. 668 2019. 11.30am. Freeadmission to ()APs. Pupils of Liberton High School in seasonal music.
I Christmas Concert Usher Hall. Lothian
School do their Christmas stuff.
I Family Carol Concert Queen‘s 1 tall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 7.45pm.£2(£1). Christmas music for all the family from pupilsof Liberton High School.
I Scottish Ensemble Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 100 RenfrewStrcct. 3325057. 1pm. Extra dates: Thursday 20. Friday 21. £3 (£2). Sec Tuesday 18.
I Strathclyde University Carol ServiceThe Martyrs‘ Church. St Mungo Avenue. Free at door. 2—3pm. Strathclyde University Chorus and Brass Ensemble. All welcome.
I Faniare for Christmas Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 332 3123. 7.30pm. £2—£4. A Christmas Festival of Song from the Linn Choir with assistance from Donald Maxwell. Caledonia Brass and the Dunblane Handbell Ringers. Harry W. Gardner conducts.
I Hospitals Christmas Carol Concert Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 228 1 155. 7.30pm. £2-~£7. Massed choirs from Lothian. Tayside and Fife Health Boards perform in aid ofthe Malcolm Sargent Cancer Fund for Children.
THURSDAY 20 Glasgow
I Merchants Music Merchants‘ Hall. 7 West George Street. Tickets: 227551 1. 12.45pm. £2 (£1 .50). Edinburgh‘s Waverley Singers have a day out in Glasgow to perform Britten's Ceremony ofCaro/s and other seasonal music under their conductor Pamela Duncan.
I Scottish Ensemble Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 3325057. 1pm. Extra date: Friday 21. £3 (£2). See Tuesday 18.
I Community Education Christmas Concert City Chambers. George Square. 7.30pm. Free. Christmas music from Glasgow Arts Centre. Retiring collection for the Lord Provost's Fund. To pay her poll tax perhaps?
I 8C0 Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 228 1155. 7.45pm. £2.50—£l0.50 (£2.50). See Tuesday 18. Glasgow.
Road. 228 1155. 7.30pm. George 1 leriot‘s
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4B The List 7 - 20 December 1990