I Dunedin Consort Greyfriars Kirk, Greyfriars Place, 668 2019. 7.30pm. £6—£9 (£3—£7). See Thu 2.
I Carol Concert Central Hall, West Tollcross, 228 1155. 7.30pm. £4 (£2.50). The choir of Edinburgh Methodists Central Hall perform a selection of seasonal favourites. Refreshments included.
I Voice House Stockbridge Parish Church, Saxe-Coburg Street, 672 1563. 8pm. £5 (£3 available on door). Edinburgh’s a cappella community choir present a concert to raise funds for the charity WOMANKIND Worldwide.
SATURDAY 4 Glasgow
I Kedron Choir Adelaide’s, 209 Bath Street, 248 4970. 7.30pm. The choir give a concert as part of the Cornerstone Festival, which aims to give a new focus on Christianity at the dawn Of the new millennium.
I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 287 5511. 7.30pm. £10-£22 (concs available). The orchestra perform Beethoven’s Overture: F idelio, Brahms’ Piano Concerto No 1, building up to a finale of Richard Strauss’s Also Sprach Zarathustra.
I Glasgow Chamber Orchestra RSAMD, 100 Renfrew Street, 332 5057. 8pm. £6 (£4). Peter Jones leads the orchestra in their winter concert, featuring Mozart’s overture from Don Giovanni, Vanhal ’5 Double Bass Concerto featuring soloist Anthony Alcock, Rossini’s overture from The Italian Girl in Algeirs and Mendelssohn’s Symphony No 4.
I Edinburgh Stage 8: Screen Orchestra St Andrew’s and St George’s Church, 13 George Street, 443 8150. 7.30pm. £6 (£5). The orchestra perform a programme of popular classics, including selections from Guys & Dolls and The Band Wagon.
I Celebration Of Life St Mary’s Cathedral, 23 Palmerston Place, 556 3959. 7.30pm. £8 (£6). The Philomusica of Edinburgh, Caledonia Brass and Edinburgh University Singers are joined by a host of speakers, including TV presenter Sheena McDonald and playwright Liz Lochhead, for an evening of music and words to raise money for Waverley Care Trust.
I Edinburgh Bach Choir Greyfriars Kirk. Greyfriars Place, 668 2019. 7.30pm. £10 (£8). The Edinburgh Bach Choir and orchestra, led by conductor Neil Mantle, perform Bach’s Mass In B Minor.
I Scottish Chamber Orchestra Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street, 668 2019. 7.45pm. £5.50—£18.50. See Thu 2.
I Children's Classic Concerts Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 287 5511. 1pm. £8 (£4—£6); family ticket £22. Chris Jarvis presents this classical selection entitled ‘C Is For Christmas’, which is inspired by all sorts of ‘C’ related items such as Carnival Of The Animals, Copland’s Fanfare For The Common Man and the Chant Of The Bagpipes with piper George Macllwham.
I Young Musicians At Pollok Pollok House, Pollok Country Park, 2060 Pollokshaws Road, 616 6410. 2pm. £3 (£2). Pianist Genevieve Wong and flautist John Hall perform a varied programme of music ranging from German Baroque to Italian Romanticism.
I Pops At The Phil Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 287 5511. 7.30pm. £9.50—£17.50. Iain Sutherland conducts the Orchestra of Scottish Opera and The City Of Glasgow Chorus in a programme inspired by Viennese operetta, featuring classic songs from the likes of The Merry Widow and Die F ledermaus.
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I Sunday Brunch With Paragon Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street, 668 2019. 1pm. £6 (£3). The chamber ensemble offer up a relaxed afternoon of music featuring Mozart’s Alla Turke and Adagio and Rondo, Paganini’s Variations and Rimsky-Korsakov’s Flight Of The Bumble Bee, accompanied by food, coffee and the Sunday papers.
I Michael Bonaventure St Peter’s Church, Lutton Place, 667 9838. 4.30pm. Free. Organist Bonaventure performs a programme of contemporary Scottish and French works.
I Douglas Hollick St Giles’ Cathedral, Royal Mile, 225 9442. 6pm. Free. Organist Hollick performs works by Bruhns, Buxtehude and Bach.
I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Festival Theatre, 13-29 Nicolson Street, 529 6000. 7.30pm. £8—£21 (£6—£19). See Sat 4.
I O Cara Caledonia Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street, 668 2019. 7.30pm. £10—£12 (£4—£9). Baroque vocal and instrumental ensemble Florilegium commemorate the 20th anniversary of the foundation of the Queen’s Hall with this dramatic concert. Featuring the work of violinist Leonard Friedman (one of founders of The Queen’s Hall) the evening also attempts to recreate the tensions consuming Britain before and after the 1707 Act of Union.
MONDAY 6 Edinburgh I Ludus Baroque Chamber Orchestra Canongate Kirk, 153 Canongate, 667 7776. 7.30pm. £7.50 (£5). The already atmospheric surrounds of Canongate Kirk become even more festive as the venue is bathed in candlelight for this seasonal concert. Accompanied by Trinity Baroque, the 24-strong orchestra perform J .S. Bach’s Christmas Oratorio Parts [-3.
I BA Applied Music Brass Ensemble Hutcheson’s Hall, 158 Ingram Street, 552 8391. 1.15-2pm. £2.50. Students of Strathclyde University’s BA Applied Music course perform a melange of music with a Christmas flavour.
I Scottish Opera - Friend Of The People Theatre Royal, 282 Hope Street, 332 9000. 7.15pm. £5.50—£45.50. Set against the backdrop of the French Revolution, this new opera by emerging Scottish composer David Horne follows the trials and tribulations of young Scottish advocate and parliamentary reformer, Thomas Muir.
I The Fairer Six Reid Concert Hall, Edinburgh University, Bristo Square, 650 2423. 1.10pm. Free. The all-female singing group are accompanied by
organist Morley Whitehead to perform Poulenc’s LitaniesA La Vt’rge Noir and Leighton’s Six Elizabethan Lyrics.
I Ensemble Contemporaneo St Cecilia’s Hall, Niddry Street, Cowgate, 668 2019. 7pm. The ensemble composed of four top young instrumentalists, perform at this evening organised by Edinburgh’s ltalian Cultural Institute.
I Edinburgh Symphony Baroque Reid Concert Hall, Edinburgh University, Bristo Square, 650 2423. 7.30pm. £5—£6 (£3-£4). Henry Purcell’s Hail, Bright Cecilia is performed alongside other 17th century classics by Weelkes, Tomkins and Gibbons. James Gorick is at the baton and Susan Hamilton is the guest soprano.
I Carols From The Southside Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street, 668 2019. 7.30pm. £3.50 (£1.50); family ticket £7. Children from four local primary schools gather under the direction of Ben Parry, with accompaniment from the Dunedin Consort, the Queen’s Hall’s resident folk band and special guests Deaf Shepherd.
WEDNESDAY 8 Glasgow
I Academy Chamber Orchestra RSAMD, 100 Renfrew Street, 332 5057. 7.30pm. £6.50 (£4). Tomas Veta conducts the orchestra in a programme which showcases the winning piece from the RSAMD’s concerto competition, framed by Peter Maxwell Davies’ Ojai Festival Overture and Beethoven’s Symphony No 7. I Strathclyde University Symphony Orchestra Barony Hall, Castle Street, 287 5511. 8pm. £6 (£3—£4.50). The Orchestra are joined by Strathclyde University Chorus and BA Applied Music Choir for Poulenc’s Concerto In C Minor and Gloria, and Bizet’s Symphony In C.
I The Fairer Six Swann Buildings, King’s Buildings, Mayﬁeld Road, 650 2423. 1.10pm. Free. The all-female singing group perform Barber’s The Virgin Martyrs and To Be Sung On The Water and Leighton’s Six Elizabethan Lyrics.
I The Waverley Singers St Giles’ Cathedral, Royal Mile, 225 9442. 7.30pm. £6 (£4). The Waverley Singers join forces with the St Giles’ Cathedral Choir for an evening of seasonal music. Proceeds from this charity concert will go towards supporting Voluntary Service Overseas.
I Scottish Chamber Orchestra Younger Hall, North Street, 01334 474610. 7.45pm. £5.50—£14.50. Emmanuel Krivine conducts the orchestra in a suitably varied programme featuring Faure’s Masques et Bergamasques, Mozart’s Symphony No 41 ‘Jupiter’ and finishing with Strauss’s spiritually searching Metamorphosen.
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I John McQuaid — 90th Birthday Concert John McIntyre Hall, University Avenue, 330 4092. 1—2pm. Free. Pianist Margaret Wakeford and violinist Rosemary Ellison perform a selection of McQuaid’s chamber music including Little Waltzes And Preludes For Piano. I BA Applied Music Brass Ensemble Recital Studio, University of Strathclyde, 76 Southbrae Drive, 950 3476. 1.15—2pm. Free. Students of Strathclyde University’s BA Applied Music course perform a melange of music with a Christmas ﬂavour.
I Masterclass RSAMD, 100 Renfrew Street, 332 5057. 2pm. Free. A masterclass for students of the viola, with Philip Dukes.
I Glasgow Phoenix Choir Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 287 5511. 7.30pm. £7-£11. A mix of Christmas favourites from this popular choir, featuring singer/songwriter Darren Marc Bartlett.
I Young Musicians At Pollok Pollok House, Pollok Country Park, 2060 Pollokshaws Road, 616 6410. 7.30pm. £8 (£7). Renaissance ensemble Fires Of Love perform a selection of rare Renaissance music on a range of authentic instruments.
I Edinburgh University Singers National Portrait Gallery, 1 Queen Street, 624 6200. 1.15pm. Free. The choir, conducted by John Kitchen, present a festive programme of music, entitled From Advent To Christmas.
I Scottish Chamber Orchestra Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street, 668 2019. 7.45 m. £5.50—£18.50. See Wed 8.
I E inburgh University Renaissance Singers Canongate Kirk, 153 Canongate, 667 7776. 7.45pm. £6 (£3.50). Noel O’Regan directs the singers in ‘Christmas In Seville’, featuring works by Guerrero and Morales. Mulled wine and mince pies will be served.
I Dmitri Alexeev RSAMD, 100 Renfrew Street, 332 5057. 1pm. £3.50 (£2.50). The renowned pianist performs a programme featuring Brahms’ Three Pieces, Prokofiev’s Sarcasms and Rachmaninov’s Sonata No 2 in B Flat Minor.
I Masterclass RSAMD, 100 Renfrew Street, 332 5057. 2.30pm. Free. Fresh from his recital, Dmitri Alexeev conducts a piano masterclass.
I Scottish Opera — The Marriage Of Figaro Theatre Royal, 282 Hope Street, 332 9000. 7.15pm. Scottish Opera present one of the world’s best loved operas, featuring Christopher Purves as the legendary Figaro.
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