I Cappella Nova Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 667 7776. 7.30pm. £7.50—fl2 (£4—£8). See Tliti 17.

I The Parley Of Instruments And Psalmody Greyft'iars Kirk. Greyfriars Place. 668 201‘). 8pm. £9 t£3—£6). The (icorgian Concert Society present an evening of Christmas music entitled ll'li/‘lt' Shep/remit little/ml. which promises to have a ‘vitality and stark grandeur far removed from tlte familiar \'ictoriait carols'.


I Paragon Ensemble Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 287 5511. 1pm. £7 (£4.50). The ensemble continue their ‘Sunday Brunch' series with evocative works from Nielsen and Potileiic.

I Organ Recital Art Gallery & Mtisetiiir. Kelviiigrove. 287 269‘).


2.30 3pm 8: 3.30-4pm. Free. Angela l-ei'guson. of lidiribtrrgh's Palmerston 5 Place Church. rotttrds off this year's Sunday Proiiieirade‘ series. 1 I Chapel Choir Carol Service (ilas‘gmv l'tiiversity Chapel. l'iiivet‘sity Avenue. 330 4002. 3pm. Free. Stuart Campbell directs the choir in a selection of seasonal favourites. I Annual Carol Concert Barrett Collection. 2060 Polloksliaws Road. 64‘) 7151. 3pm. Free. Rev Donald Macleod and his orchestra celebrate the festive season \\ itli a variety ofcarols and festive

l I Pops At The Phil Royal Concert Hall.

2 Sauchiehall Street. 287 5511. 7.30pm. £0.50 ~£|7.50. lain Sutherland and the City of (ilasgow Chorus and ()rchestra in this annual seasonal special.


I St Giles' At Six St (iiles' Cathedral. Royal Mile. 225 0442. (rptlt. Free. The St (itles' Cathedral Choir pei'foritr at this service of lessons and carols.

I RSNO Christmas Concert Festival Theatre. 13 2‘) Nicolsoii Street. 52‘) 6000. 7.30pm. £7--£1‘).50. See Thti l7. 3 I John Currie Singers Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 667 7776. 7.30pm £8 '£-l.5t)~ £6t. Currie is joined by eighteen singers and an orchestra fora dramatic performance of Handel's .l/t'm'u/i.

I Jubilo Choir ('ii'eyft‘iars Kirk. (ireyfrtars Place. 668 201‘). 8pm. Free. The lidinburgh Players tom the choir in this traditional Christmas concert.


I Glenrothes Choral Society Rtilllt‘s llall. Rollies Square. 01592 6| 1 I01.

‘silplll. £6 (£4.50). The society perform llaiidels .l/t'xiitI/I.


I Christmas Carol Concert Albert Halls. l>tiiiibartoir Road. 01786 473544. 7 10pm. £4 £8. Stirling arid District Choral l'ntoit. along with the l‘l\t‘ Sytirplroiij. ()rchestra. present Handel’s l/t'uiti/i.


I Scottish Concert Orchestra Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 287 5511. 7.30pm. £12 £21. Soprano .Itilia \letitrel. toms the orchestra for a diverse ptogramiire of classical favourites. including e\eerpts from Tcliarkm ssz /'/n' Nun rm Au and Puccini's [.(I I lilt/lt'lllt'. plus a selection of rotisiiig



I Hansel And Gretel Theatre Royal. 3s: lltipe Street. as: ‘)()tltl. 7.15pm. £3 50 £45.50. See Thu 17.


I Service Of Nine Lessons And Carols St Mary is Cathedral. 23 Palirierstoti

3.0909. ’.


Tommy Smith heralds the New Year in Glasgow with Murray McLachlan at

Place. 667 7776. 7.30-—8.30ptti. Free. Traditional carol service with the Choir of St Mary's Cathedral.

I BT Scottish Ensemble Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 667 7776 7.45pm. £9 (£5). See Fri 18.


I BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

; The Citadel. South Harbour Street. 01292 611222. 7.30pm. Free. The orchestra

perform a diet of seasonal favourites. including ‘The Siiowmair. narrated by Bill McCue.


I Hansel And Gretel Theatre Royal.

282 Hope Street. 332 9000. 7.15pm.

5 £3.50-£45.50. See Tlrti I7.

4 citiiismrts eve


, I Service Of Nine Lessons And Carols

St Mary's Cathedral. 2.3 Paliiierstoti Place. 667 7776. 7.308.30ptit. Free. See Tue 22.



I Opera Gala Royal Concert Hall. 2

Sauchiehall Street. 287 5511. 7.30pm.

£14.50--£22.50. Soprano Susan Bullock.

mezzo soprano Jean Rigby. tenor Bonaventuia Bottone arid baritone Stephen Page present this selection of operatic favourites.



I Christmas Love Classics Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 287 5511. 7.30pm. £11.50- £1‘).50,\'io1itrtst

Clio (iould. of the BT Scottish litisettible

ioiiis the Scottish Concert Orchestra for Bruch‘s i'oiriantic Tin/m Comer/u.

; Glasgow ' I Tommy Smith And Murray

McLachlan Merchants‘ House. 7 West

l George Street. 63‘) 3176. 12.45pm. £4

(£1~£3.50i. This Hogmanay concert brings together two masters of their instruments. the saxophone and piano respectively. for a programme which features Smith's own Hull 0/ Mirrors

Sum/Iii. Bai'tok‘s litre/ripe and States

(ilttry‘v'it'll NH. /. I New Year's Eve Gala Roy al Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 287 5511.

' 8pm. £12— £21. Robiii Stapletoii conducts

the Scottish Concert Orchestra iii a musical feast of classical classics.

Edinburgh I Royal Scottish National Orchestra

Festival Theatre. 132‘) Nicolson Street. 52‘) 6000. 6piti. £7-£ l‘).50 (LS-£17,501. The RSN()_ioirt iii Edinburgh's llogrtianay celebrations with a special

Merchants’ House, Hogmanay

New Year's live concert conducted by Martin Andre.

I Candlelit Concert St Giles‘ Cathedral. Royal Mile. 225 9442. 7.30pm. £10. SCO Brass and St Giles. Cathedral Choir

r resent John Rtitters festive (ilnri'u. pltis works by Handel and Chris Hazell.



I Edinburgh Quartet St Andrew's and St George's Church. George Street. 225 3847. 3pm. £6 (£4). The string ensemble perform Schubert's Opus 2‘) ‘Rusunrtt/it/e'. Beethoven's ()pm‘ 74 "/he Hurp'. and works by Mozart.

I Evensong At The Gate Of The Year Old St Paul's Church Hall. 6.3 Jeffrey Street. 554 l‘)‘)‘). 5--6.30ptii. Free. The Most Reverend Richard Holloway. Bishop of Edinburgh leads this reflective service of words arid music ~ open to all faiths


Classical & opera MUSIG

? I Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Festival Theatre. 13—2‘) Nicolson Street. 52‘) 6000. 7pm. £7—£2 l. Conductor Andrea Quinn is joined by SCO regular. tenor Richard Coxon. for a Viennese New Year Comer! featuring the waltzes. marches and polkas of the Strauss family. I Te Deum: A Time Of Voices St Mary's Cathedral. 23 Palmerston Place. 473 1‘)‘)‘). 8pm. £10. The Choir of St Mary's Cathedral present five centuries ofchoral music. front Gregorian plaitichant. through Vitoria and Britten to John Tavener's Suite for Allie/re.



I Edinburgh Royal Choral Union Festival Theatre. 13-2‘) Nicolson Street. 52‘) 6000 Noon. £7-- £17.50 (£5—£15). .-\merican-born conductor David Chernaik leads the choral group in their Festival Theatre debut. with a New Year performance of Handel's Mus/tilt. featuring soloist 1.eiglr Melrose. winner of the 1998 LASMO Slaffa Singer's Prize.


I National Youth Orchestra Of Scotland Royal Concett Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 287 5511. 7.30pm. £1 ~£16. Soloist Dong-Stik—Kairg joins conductor Nicolae b/loldovcanu and the orchestra for their annual New Year concert. featuring Bci'loi/s [.e Cur/rural Ronni/n. Sibelitis‘s Vin/1'11 (THICK/7!) and Bartok's Concerto For ()I'(‘/I(’.\‘/l'((.



I National Youth Orchestra Of Scotland Festival Theatre. l3--2‘) \‘icolsotr Street. 52‘) 6000. 7.30pm.

£7—-£16 (Ll—£101, See Tue 5.



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