FOLK & WORLD MUSIC
CLASSICAL & OPERA
Concerts are listed by date, then by city. Classical & Opera Listings compiled by Jonathan Trew.
I Carol Concert Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 227 5511. 7.30pm. £8—£12. Beneﬁt concert for the Malcolm Sargent Cancer Fund for Children.
I Capella llova Barony Hall. 227 5511. 7.30pm. £5—£10(£3—£6). Director Alan Tavemer presents a programme of old and new carols entitled ‘Carols By Candlelight'. Caledonia Brass will add extra oomph to the proceedings. Two new carols will be premiered — Rebecca Rowe‘s Shine ()ut Fair Sun and Tommy Fowler‘s Peace 7ogether. Concert in aid ofThe National Children‘s Home Scodand.
I Midday Concert Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. lptn. £2.50 (£1.50). Peter Seivewright on piano performs Bach‘s 'Iot't'ata in I) BWV9/2; Grainger's Handel in the Strand, Over the Hills and Far Away and Country Gardens. The works of Billy Mayerl are represented by Shallow Waters and Marigold. The concert also sees the premiere of Peter lnnes's Sonata for Piano.
I OT Scottish Ensemble Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 7.30pm. £9 (£5). Clio Gould directs the Ensemble in a candlelit programme of night music comprising Schoenberg's Verklarte Nae/it. Mozart's Serenata Notturna in D K 239 and Eine K leine Nae/itmusik in G as well as Dvorak's Nocturne in B Up 40. 10Glasgow Cathedral Choral Society Glasgow Cathedral. 637 3458. 7.30pm. £5 (£4). Christmas concert.
I Milngavie Music Club Milngavie Town Hall. 7.30pm. Janet Hilton. clarinet. and Ronan O‘Hara. piano. give a recital.
I The Tovey Ensemble Reid Concert Hall. Bristo Square. 650 2423. 7.30pm. £4 (£3). Lionel Friend conducts the ensemble in Mozart‘s Adagio and Fugue K546 (426). Lambert's C oneerto for Piano and Nine Instruments and Tchaikovsky's Serenade for Strings. Charity concert in aid of Crusaid.
I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 228 1155. £6—£l9. Edinburgh emigre. Donald Runnicles returns to conduct the Orchestra in a specially commisioned new work by MacMillan Britannia. Pierre Amoyal is the violin in Dutilleux‘s Violin Concerto. L 'A rhre des Songs and the ﬁnal piece is Tchaikovsky's Symphony No 5.
I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 227 5511. 7.30pm. £6-£l9. See ' Friday 17.
I Bel Canto St Bride's Church. Hyndland Road. 7.30pm. £3 (£2). Under the direction of David Buchanan-Cook. the a cappella vocal ensemble will perform music for Christmas. The programme includes rnotets by Palestrina. Lassus. Bruckner. Villette. Poulenc's Four Christmas Motets and Pan’s Magniﬁcat. together with carol arrangements by
Britten. Howells. Warlock. Tavener. Berkeley. Holst. Walton and Leighton.
I Junior Academy Concerts Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 3pm and 7pm. £5 (£2.50—£4.50). The Junior Academy Choir and the Junior Academy Orchestra perform Offenbach's Overture: [a Belle Helene; Neruda‘s Concerto in E ﬂat for Trumpet and Strings; David Haslam’s Juanita the Spanislt Lobster. Rossini-Resphigi's La Boutique Fantastique; Richard Bissell‘s Christmas Carnival and Geoff Richards’ A Merry Little Christmas. The conductors are James Durrant and Walter Blair. The narrator is Johnny Morris and the solo trumpet Paul Sharp.
I Milngavie Choir Milngavie Town Hall. 7.30pm. Annual carol concert.
I Capella llova Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. credit card hotline 667 7776. 7.30pm. £5—£10(£3—£6). See Friday 16.
I City of Glasgow Philharmonic Orchestra Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 227 5511. 3pm and 7.30pm. £7.50—£ 16 for each performance. The CGPO team up with the City of Glasgow Chorus and surprise guests for some festive fun.
I Promenade Concert BurTell Collection. Pollok Country Park. 331 1854. 3pm. Free. The Society of Recorder Players perform a selection of early Christmas carols.
I Organ Recital Art Gallery and Museum. Kelvingrove. 331 1854. 2.30pm. Free. Michael Lester-Cribb gives a recital on the organ built by Lewis and Co Ltd at the turn of the century.
I Chapel Choir Carol Service Concert Hall. Glasgow University. 3pm. Free.
I Christmas with the Clarsach Queen’s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. credit card hotline 667 7776. 3pm. £4.50 (£3.50). Isobel Mieras directs the Clarsach and George Watson‘s Primary 4/5 Choir in a carol concert entitled ‘To Touch their Harps of Gold’. Rosemary McKerchar is the conductor.
I Jubllo Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. credit card hotline 667 7776. 8pm. £5 (£3). Family carol concert with the choir. the Jubilojuniors and the Edinburgh Players led by Philip Taylor. conducted by Walter Thomson.
I Into The Dark BBC Radio Scotland. Queen Street. 2.30pm. Free from reception in advance or on the door. St Margaret’s School Choir. directed by John Cranston. perform seasonal music including Britten‘s Ceremony ofCarols. The concert will be broadcast live on Radio Scotland.
I lessons and Carols St Giles‘ Cathedral. 225 51 17. 6pm. Free. Part of the St Giles‘ at Six season.
I Christmas Concert Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 8pm. £5 (£3). The Strathclyde University Wind Band and the Strathclyde University Brass Ensemble perform a selection of light classical and popular seasonal arrangements. Colin Suckling and Alan Tavemer conduct.
I Twelve Days at Christmas City Hall. Candleriggs. 227 5511. 7.30pm. £4 on the door or from the Ticket Centre. The Linn Choir annual Christmas concert sees the choir teaming up with Caledonia Brass; Sandra Porter is the soloist and Jack Bolling the pianist.
I BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 227 5511. 7.30pm. £6—£l8 plus concessions. The BBC SSO. presented by Paul Young and conducted by Martyn Brabbins. performs a programme of Christmas classics comprising Rimsky- Korsakov‘s Christmas Eve Suites. excerpts from Prokoﬁev's Cinderella. Mackenzie’s Benedictus. excerpts from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite and Murray McLachlan is pianist in Dohnanyi's Variations on a Nursery Song. I lunchtime Concert Hutcheson’s Hall. John Street. 1.15pm. £1.60. Soprano Nicki Kennedy and pianist Susie Allan perfonn Bach's Weinachtslied; Reger's Maria Wiegenlied; a selection from Wolf 's Spanisehes Liederbueh'. Judith Weir's Spanish Liederbooklet; Stanford‘s The Monkey Carol and Warlock‘s Balulalow.
I liberton lligh School Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. credit card hotline 667 7776. 11.30am. Free. Carol concert for senior citizens.
I Liberton High School Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. credit card hotline 667 7776. 7.45pm. £3 (£2). Family carol concert.
I University Carol Service Barony Hall. 2pm. Free. The Strathclyde University Chorus and Strathclyde University Brass Ensemble lead some hearty singing. David Hamilton is the organist and Alan Tavemer conducts.
I John Currie Singers and Orchestra Queen’s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. credit card hotline 667 7776. 7.30pm. £8 (£4.50—£6). This evening sees a performance of Handel’s Messiah.
I Charity Concert Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 228 1155. 7.30pm. £3-£10. Seasonal singing in aid of the Malcolm Sargent Cancer Fund for Children.
I Royal Scottish llatlonal Orchestra Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 227 5511. 7pm. £6—£l9. Christopher Bell conducts the Orchestra. the RSNO Chorus and Junior Chorus in the Christmas party. The bash is split into three parts with entertainments starting in the foyers before moving into the main auditorium.
I Crdas Merchant's House. 7 West George Street. 12.45pm. £3.50 (£3). Sheila Osborne. mezzo-soprano. Bernard Docherty. violin and Stephen Adam. piano perform a programme of both popular classical works and pieces from musicals.
FRIDAY 23 .
I The Spirit of Christmas Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 227 5511. 7.30pm. £5—£15. Moira Anderson joins forces with Jimmie Macgregor. Hazel Irvine. the Falkirk District Children’s Theatre. Athenaeum Brass and the Bearsden Burgh Choir for some seasonal sounds. James Hunter conducts.
I Opera In Concert Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 227 5511. 7.30pm. £5.50—£l8.50. Martin
The list’s pick of classical conce in 1994.
I Tristan und Isolde Theatre Royal. Glasgow; Festival Theatre. Edinburgh. Anne Evans. Kathryn Harries and Jeffrey Lawton headed the cast in Scottish Opera’s brilliant production — a triumvirate hard to equal anywhere in the world. RUIIIIERS UP
I A Midsummer lllght’s Dream Festival Theatre. Edinburgh. A ravishing and magical version of Britten’s opera by the Australian State Opera.
I Galina Gorchakova Queen's Hall, Edinburgh. The brilliant young Russian soprano in a moving performance of Glinka. Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov.
I Michael llyman Band Festival Theatre, Edinburgh. Technically part of the Jazz Festival. but nobody was fooled.
Meny conducts the Scottish Opera Orchestra and the Opera in Concert Chorus present a programme of arias. ensembles and operatic highlights including the party scene from Die Fledennaus. Lending their voices to the harmony will be international soloists Malmfrid Sand. Gillian Knight. Yvonne Barclay. Philip Salmon. Nicholas Folwell and Susanne Tudor-Thornas.
I City of Glasgow Philharmonic Orchestra Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 227 5511. 2.30pm. £7.50—£l6. lain Sutherland conducts the CGPO in a programme of popular works entitled ‘The Happy Hogrnanay Matinee'.
NEW YEAR’S DAY
I Glasgow Cathedral Choral Society and The Kilbarchan Singers Glasgow Cathedral. 637 3458. £10 (£5/£7.50). 2.30pm. The first day of 1995 is welcomed by Handel‘s Messiah.
I City of Glasgow Philharmonic Orchestra Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 227 5511. 7.30pm. £6—£l7. Viennese concert in aid of Action Research.
I Edinburgh Royal Choral llnion Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 228 1155. Noon. £5-£14 (£3.50-£9). Cantorum Amicijoin the Union for Handel‘s Messiah. Lorna Anderson is soprano. Jonathan Kenny is counter tenor. Geoffrey Dolton is baritone and the tenor is Richard Edgar-Wilson.
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