Concerts are listed by date, then by city. Classical & Opera listings compiled by Brian Donaldson.
I BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Glasgow Cathedral. 7.30pm. £10 (£8/£4) from 287 551 |. The New 'Ierrirories season concludes with Martyn Brabbins conducting Peter Maxwell Davies' two faiitasias on the In Noniine from Taverner‘s Alissa 'li/n’ ’I'rinitas. while the Dunedin Consort perform music by the same Tudor composer.
I Academy Wind Ensemble Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. lpiii. £2.50 (£1.50). David Davies conducts the ensemble iii Richard Strauss. Mozart and Dvorak.
I Glasgow Youth Choir Adelaide‘s. Bath Street. 7.30pm. £5. Info: 248 4970. A spring chorale front the Glasgow Youth Choir.
I Edinburgh University String Orchestra Reid Concert Hall. Bristo Square. 650 2423. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). With James Lowe conducting. the orchestra give us pieces front Biber. Holst and Vivaldi.
I Scottish Opera Soundbites 1998 The Clyde Auditorium. SFCC. 7.30pm. No more tickets available. Scottish Opera's unique annual free taster concert introducing the forthcoming season. Performed by the Orchestra and Chorus of Scottish ()pera arid guest artists.
I Edinburgh Academy Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 7pm. £4 (£2). A varied programme is promised with music ranging from Bach to Brave/tear! and Mozart to Mission: Impossible.
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I The Gala Scottish Prom Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 7.30pm. £7.50—£21. Tickets: 287 5511. In aid of Tak Tent Cancer Support Scotland. the irrepressible lain Sutherland conducts the National Symphony Orchestra of Scotland. the City of Glasgow Chorus and Dunoon and Argyll Pipe Band through sortie Scottish classics. The grand finale is a rousing rendition of l'YUH'c‘I' 0} Scotland.
I Glasgow Lyric Choir University of Glasgow Chapel. 7.30pm. £8. Tickets: 227 5511. The choir perform Haydn's Nelson Mass and Durufle's Requiem.
I Merchiston Castle School Choir St Giles' Cathedral. High Street. 6pm. Free. The choir perform works by Handel. Haydn. Faure. Wesley. Stanford and Harwood.
I Linton Singers Greyfriars Kirk. Candlemaker Row. 7.30pm. £6 (£4). Tickets: 668 2019. Works by Gabrieli. Beethoven and Bruckner are performed tonight with monies raised helping out Guide Dogs for the Blind.
I Edinburgh University Chamber Orchestra Reid Concert Hall. Bristo Square. 650 2423. 7.30pm. £5 (£250) With Garry Walker conducting. the programme will include a concerto performance front a student soloist.
I Meadows Chamber Orchestra Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 7.45pm. £6 (£4.50/£2.50/£ 1 ). William Conway conducts the orchestra's final show this season with Bach. Bevan- Baker and Brahms‘ .S'vmplionv i‘v'o / on the bill.
I None Of The Above The Bongo Club. New Street. 558 7604. 8.30pm. £6 (£4). Tonight's eclectic extravaganza features The Hung Drawn Quartet. Mr McFall's Chamber and Off The lidge.
I Scottish Opera Soundbites 1998 Edinburgh Festival Theatre. 13/29 Nicolson Street. 7.30pm. No more tickets available. See Sat 16.
I Paisley Philharmonic Choir Paisley Town Hall. 7.30pm. £6 (£4). Info: 959 5877. Conducted by lan S Anderson. the choir present A Spring (‘oneert with Gounod's St Cecilia Mass and Rutter's illagni/it'al being performed. Soloists are
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Adeline Ramage (soprano). Campbell Russell (tenor) and Stewart Kempster (bass).
I Cappella Nova Glasgow Cathedral. 7.30pm. £6—£11 (£4—£7.50). Tickets: 227 551 1. The group‘s winter/spring season ends w ith (ilor/a 'li/n' 'I'rinitas. John
with plainsong and niotets. This is the aural equivalent to the architecture of a soaring Gothic cathedral.
I An Opera Showcase Cottier Theatre. Hytidlatid Street. 357 3868. 7.30pm. £6 (£4). The RSAMD perform this annual showcase of scenes and songs from your favourite operas.
I Jesus Christ Superstar Adelaide's. Bath Street. 8pm. £8. Info: 248 4970. The Pantheon Club present their version of the Lloyd Webber/Rice musical.
I Edinburgh University Renaissance Singers Canongate Kirk. 7.45pm. £5 (£3). info: 650 2423. For Ascension Day — and to celebrate the 450th anniversary of the birth ofconiposer Victoria — the singers perform his .1113)“.‘1.\'(‘(’I1(f('ll.\' ('liriiruv under the direction of Noel ()Tsegan.
I The King's Consort Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. lpiii. £2.50 (£1.50). Special guest soloists will join the consort for works by baroque composers such as Telemann. Bach and Handel. Early booking recommended.
I An Opera Showcase Cottier Theatre. Hyndland Street. 357 3868. 7.30pm. £6 (£4). See Thu 21.
I Jesus Christ Superstar Adelaide's. Bath Street. 8pm. £8. info: 248 4970. See Thu 21.
I La Traviata Theatre Royal. Hope Street. 332 9000. 7.15pm. £3.50—£45.50. Scottish ()pera revive Nuria Espert‘s original production of Verdi's classic of love found and lost within society's constraints. Many have read it as emotional autobiography looking at Giuseppe‘s life and the women he loved illicitly. Claire Rutter reprises her critically acclaimed role as Violetta from a couple of seasons ago. this time opposite Nikolai Schukoff.
I Mediaeval Babes Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 8pm. £12.50. Tickets: 287 5511. Classical music taken to new and ecstatic heights from the twelve-meiiibered group billed more All Sinners than All Saints. Their thing is to inject originality into early music and look good while doing so.
I Jesus Christ Superstar Adelaide's. Bath Street. 8pm. £8. info: 248 4970. See Thu 21.
I Perform — Edinburgh Competition Festival Robertson Room. Edinburgh University. 6.45pm. £1 (free). Info: 620 0380. The competition reaches the Strings Recital Class sta te.
I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Chorus St Stephen‘s Centre. St Stephen‘s Street. 7.30pm. £5. Info: 337 4331. The chorus open up their doors with an invitation to sing Verdi's Requiem with them tonight. Rehearsal is at l lam and information is available from the above number. or you can just come along and enjoy the show as part of the audience.
I Cadenza Greyfriars Kirk. Candlemaker Row. 7.30pm. £7 (£5). Tickets: 664 3798. Cadenza have just won the Scottish round of the Sainsbury‘s Choir of the Year. so this should be a triumphant night. The programme includes the world premiere of Eddie
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I Edinburgh University Singers Reid Concert Hall. Bristo Square. 650 2423. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). With John Kitchen directing. the singers launch into Bach‘s Mass in 8 mirror.
I Scottish Chamber Choir St Mary's
. Cathedral. Palmerston Place. 8pm. £5 Taverner's celebration of the Holy Trinity 1
(concessions available). The SCC perform a concert of works by British masters such as Britten. Tippett and Harper.
I BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Hopetoun House. South Queensferry. 8.15pm. £17.50 (£15.50). Tickets: 220 4349. An evening of music. light and fireworks in aid of the RNIB. The programme includes excerpts from Mozart‘s Marriage 0] Figaro and the ‘Grand March‘ from Verdi's Aida. As darkness falls. the area will be lit by a spectacular fireworks display synchronised to perfection with the orchestra's sound.
I Perform — Edinburgh Competition Festival St Bernard‘s Centre. Saxe Coburg Street. 4.45pm. £1 (free). Info: 620 0380. It‘s Vocal Recital Class day. I Aberdeen Orpheus Choir St Giles' Cathedral. High Street. 6pm. Free. The choir perform works by Parry. Rutter. some negro spirituals and English partsongs.
I Evelyn Glennie and The King's Singers Festival Theatre. Nicolson Street. 529 6000. 7.30pm.
£6.50-£ 14.50 (£4.50-£12.50). The human voice and percussion merge in perfect harmony with this show which focusses on the music and poetry of South Africa. Works from Paul Simon and Peter Klatzow are featured. along with Steve Mattland‘s brand-new coriuiiissioti. Street Songs.
I Cappella Nova Greyfriars Kirk. Candlemaker Row. 7.30pm. £6—£ll (£4—£7.50). Tickets: 668 2019. See Thu
I Junior Academy Of Music Guinness Room. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 6pm. Free. Chamber music concert.
I La Traviata Theatre Royal. Hope Street. 332 9000. 7.15pm. £3.50—£45.50. See Sat 23.
I The Mikado MacRobert Arts Centre. University of Stirling. 01786 461081. 7.30pm. £7.50 (£5). The Stirling Gilbert and Sullivan Society present a fresh look at many observers‘ favourite G&S musical.
I The Mikado MacRobert Arts Centre. University of Stirling. 01786 461081. 7.30pm. £7.50 (£5). See Tue 26.
I Queen Of Spades Theatre Royal. Hope Street. 332 9000. 7.15pm. £3.50—£45.50. Pushkin's story has become one of the most enduring and spooky tales in Russian literature and has become almost immortal through Tchaikovsky's treatment. It took himjust 44 days to write what turned out to be his penultimate opera and contains some of his most intense and memorable music. Yannis Kokkos is the designer and director of the piece. with Richard Armstrong conducting.
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