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CLASSICAL & OPERA: GLASGOW, TUE 5 cont.
I Musica Electronica Concert Ilall. University of Glasgow. University Avenue. 330 4092. 1.10pm. Free. Final year students on the Ming Electronics with Music course explore electroacoustie music from around the world.
I BA Applied Music Brass Ensemble Hutcheson‘s Ilall. 158 Ingram Street, 552 8391. 1.15pm. £2.50. Jonathan Naylor directs the ensemble in a mixed programme of works. including the odd Christmas tune.
I The Edinburgh Quartet Reid Concert Hall. Edinburgh University, Bristo Square. 668 2019. 1.10pm. Free. The string quartet perform works by MaeMillan and Mendelssohn.
I Ludus Baroque Canongate Kirk. 153 Canongate, 667 7776. 6.30—8pm. £10 for parts 1—6; £6 for parts 1—3 or parts 4—6. The chamber orchestra perform all six cantatas of Bach’s Christmas Oratorio. Bach composed this music to be sung during services from the first to the twelfth day of Christmas. For those who wish to hear the whole oratorio there will be a supper break between parts three and four.
I Childline Christmas Concert Queen’s Hall. Clerk Street, 668 2019. 7.30pm. £6 (£3). Fundraising concert featuring heavenly voices drawn from throughout Edinburgh.
I Ludus Baroque Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauehiehall Street, 287 5511. 6.30—8pm. See Tue 5.
I Glasgow Symphony Orchestra Adelaide‘s, 209 Bath Street. 339 4281. 7.30pm. £4. See Tue 5.
I Kurt Weill Celebration Concert RSAMD, 100 Renfrew Street, 332 5057. 7.30pm. £4 (£2.50). The Academy, with Bryan Allen conducting, celebrate the centenary of the birth of Kurt Weill.
I Bach By Arrangement Barony Hall, Castle Street. 287 5511. 8pm. £6 (£3—£4.50). Alan Tavener conducts the Strathclyde University Chorus, Chamber Choir and Symphony Orchestra in a series of works by J.S. Bach, arranged by an assortment of composers from Walton to Stravinsky. Soprano Rebecca Tavener and baritone William Coleman join them for the occasion.
I Edinburgh University Chamber Choir Canongate Kirk, 153 Canongate, 667 7776. 8pm. £6 (£3). James Goriek directs the choir in a programme of Christmas works, including Polenc and Taverner. All proceeds go towards the Scottish Churches Housing Association.
I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Caird Hall, City Square, 01382 434940. 7.30pm. £11.75—£14.75. ltalian violinist Salvatore Accardo joins conductor Walter Weller and the orchestra for Brahms’ Violin Concerto. Also on the bill are Beethoven’s Symphony No 5 and Richard Strauss’s Don Juan.
I Scottish Opera - Madama Butterfly Theatre Royal, 282 Hope Street, 332 9000. 2.15pm. £3.50-£46. See Tue 5.
I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauehiehall Street, 287 5511. 7.30pm. £10.25—£22.50. See Wed 6.
I Susanne Stanzeleit and Gusztav Fenyo Concert Hall. University of Glasgow, University Avenue, 330 4092. 1.10pm. Free. A lunchtime performance of three Bach sonatas, with Stanzeleit on the violin and Fenyo on the harpsichord. I BA Applied Music Brass Ensemble Strathclyde University, Jordanhill
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Campus. 76 Southbrae Drive. 950 3000.
1.15pm. Free. See Tue 5.
Glasgow I Scottish Chamber Orchestra City Hall. Candleriggs. 287 5511.7.30pm.
£5.50—£I7. Joseph Swensen reclaims
Barber‘s wonderful Adagio from the recent butchering. sorry. re-mising by
William Orbit. Also on tonight's
programme are Copland's ()ltl American
Songs, Barber's Ballet Suite. Medea and the European premiere ofJohn Musto‘s Song Cycle: I)oi'e Sta Amore. performed ' by his soprano wife Amy Burton.
I The G sgow Hospitals' Carol Concert Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauehiehall Street. 287 5511. 7.30pm.
3 £5—£I4. Richard Jeffcoat conducts the
Greater Glasgow Health Services Choir in this fundraising concert for Sargent Cancer Care for Children.
I Chamber Music Concert RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. Free. A concert given by student chamber ensembles.
I Jose Carreras Usher Ilall. Lothian Road. 228 1155. 7.30pm. £20. Unsurprisingly. this one-off concert by one of the world's most respected tenors sold out months ago. If you‘re one of the lucky ones with a ticket then prepare for a superb evening of music and song, with guest soprano Lisa Milne. the City of Glasgow Chorus and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. This concert marks the re-opening of the Usher Hall.
I Quartet DOM Dom's Home For The Arts, 8 Advocate’s Close, 357 High Street, 225 9271. 8pm. £9.50 (£6). The DOM Gallery launches its new artists‘ catalogue with a performance of chamber music by their associated quartet. On the bill are Britten’s Quartet No 2 and Beethoven’s Quartet op. 74 ‘The Harp'. I Choir Carol Concert Central Hall. West Tollcross, 229 7937. 7.30pm. £5 (£2.50; famin ticket £12.50). Seasonal concert.
I Scottish Opera - Madama Butterfly Theatre Royal, 282 Hope Street, 332 9000. 7.15pm. £3.50-£46. See Tue 5.
I Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauehiehall Street, 287 5511. 7.30pm. £28—£60. You only have to look at the price of the tickets to know this concert is something special. The combination of conductor Simon Rattle, one of the world’s finest orchestras and Beethoven's epic fifth symphony should make this a night to remember. Haydn's Symphony No 88 and Berg's Lulu Suite complete the icture.
I Glasgow Cham er Orchestra RSAMD, 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 8pm. £7 (£5). Peter Jones conducts the Glasgow Chamber Orchestra with ‘On a Lighter Note’, a selection of lighter works.
I Adventures In Music - Toy Stories Usher Hall, Lothian Road, 228 1155. 3pm. £9 (£4—£5); family ticket £24. The RSNO continue their series of concerts for 4—14- year-olds, with Paul Rissman introducing a fun afternoon with the emphasis on toys. Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite is on the bill, as is Randy Newman‘s You 't-e Got/l Friend In Me from Toy Story. Dancers from the Manor School of Ballet add a touch of girlie glamour to the party.
I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Usher Hall. Lothian Road, 228 1155. 7.30pm. £8.25—£21.50(concs available). See Wed 6.
I Scottish Chamber Orchestra Queen's Hall, Clerk Street, 668 2019. 7.45pm. £5.50—£19. See Fri 8.
I Come And Sing Greyfriars Kirk, Greyfriars Place, 332 2281. 7.30pm. £3—£5. Conductor David Goodenough invites you to join organist Simon Nieminski and sopranos Anne Lewis and Frances Cooper in Vivaldi’s Gloria. Those
wishing to participate should turn up for rehearsal at 2.30pm.
I Handel‘s Messiah St Mary‘s Cathedral. 23 Palmerston Place. 667 7776. 7.30—10pm. The annual performance of Handel‘s Messiah with the cathedral choir in aid of a local charity.
I Helen Philips Edinburgh Castle. 225 9840. lpm—3pm. Castle entrance fee: £7 (£2—£5). Philips performs a selection of medieval Christmas carols.
I Adventures In Music — Toy Stories Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 287 5511. 3pm. £9 (£4—£5). See Edinburgh Sat 9.
I Sunday Music Recital House For An Art Lover. Bellahouston Park. 10 Dumbreck Road. 353 4773. 1—3pm. £3.50 (£2.50). The Gypsy Ensemble perform an afternoon in the striking
surroundings of the music room. just as
Mackintosh originally intended.
I Carol Service Glasgow Cathedral. Cathedral Street. 552 8198. 6.30pm. Free. The RSAMD present a carol
service with John laingdon on organ and Sir Philip Ledger conducting.
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Chapel. University of Glasgow. University Avenue. 330 4095. 7.30pm. £6 (£3). Graham Ilair conducts an evening of 20th century choral music. including works by Holst. Nick Fells and John llearne.
I Harps Of Gold Christmas Concert Queen’s Hall. Clerk Street, 668 2019. 2.30pm. £7 (£5). The 40-strong harp ensemble Na Clarsairean produce a beautiful festive noise to raise money for the Bethany Trust.
I Rudsambee Singers St Giles’ Cathedral. Royal Mile. 225 9442. 6pm. Free. The vocal ensemble present ‘Winter Warmth’. an evening of Christmas songs from throughout the ages and across the world.
I Newtongrange Silver Band and The Kevock Choir Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street. 668 2019. 7.30pm. £5—£7 (£4—£6). The band and choir join forces for this festive celebration packed with seasonal favourites for all to sing.
I The Hospitals' Christmas Carol Concert Festival Theatre, 13—29 Nicolson Street, 529 6000. 7.30pm. £8.50—£14. The massed choirs of Lothian, Tayside and Fife Health Services perform their annual carol concert, in aid of Sargent Cancer Care for Children.
I Carols From The Southside Queen‘s Hall, Clerk Street. 668 2019. 7.30pm. £4 (£2; family ticket £8). Ben Parry directs a lively selection of Christmas carols and songs, performed by pupils from four local primary schools.
I John Currie Singers Greyfriars Kirk, Greyfriars Place, 668 2019. 7.45pm. £9 (£4). The singers and orchestra perform an evening of contemporary works, including pieces by Edward McGuire, Lyell Cresswell and Edward Harper.
I Brilliant Bach Hutcheson's Hall, 158 Ingram Street. 552 8391. 1.15pm. £2.50. Pianist Joseph Long performs works by J.S. Bach.
I Musica Electronica Concert Hall. University of Glasgow, University Avenue, 330 4092. 1.10pm. Free. See Tue 5.
I Scottish Opera — Madama Butterfly Festival Theatre, 13-29 Nicolson Street, 529 6000. 7.15pm. £9.50—£46 (£7.50—£43). See Glasgow Tue 5.
I From Advent To Christmas \altonal Portrait (iallery. 1 Queen Street. 624 6200. 1.15pm. Free. John Kitchen conducts the Edinburgh L'niversity Singers in this concert of seasonal music.
I Opera On A Shoestring Gilmorehill(i12. 9 University Avenue. 3305522. 7.30pm. £ l 3 (ﬂy—£10). The opera company get in a festive mood for their new show. 'With Christmas In Mind. Drawing on seasonal scenes from a variety of operas. the evening will feature excerpts from Puccini‘s la [Jolie/tie. \Verther‘s .llassenet and .‘slenotti's ."Illtllll.“ll(l The Night lisitors. I Christmas Concert RSAMD. lot) Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. £7 (£4). Includes works by Britten and Saint-Sirens. readings front students
from the School for Drama and carols
for the choir and audience.
I Rudsambee Singers Priestficld . : Parish Church. Dalkeith Road. 7.30pm. £5. See Sun 10.
I Christmas Carol Concert Cluny
3 Church Centre. I Cluny Drive. Morningside. 447 6745. 7.30—9pm. Free.
The Edinburgh 'l'eleplione Choir present an evening of Christmas music.
I Edinburgh Symphony Baroque Reid Concert Hall. Edinburgh University. Bristo Square. 668 2019. 8pm. £6 (£3). James Gorick directs the orchestra in Charpentier's .lIesse tie Minuit. Bach‘s Magniﬁcat and Purcell’s I’atitasias.
I BT Scottish Ensemble Marryat Hall. City Square, 01382 434940. 7.30pm. £11 (£7). Guest tenor lain Paton joins the orchestra for Benjamin Britten‘s I.es Illuminations. all beautifully bathed in candlelight. Also on the bill are Britten's arrangement of Purcell 's ('haeony in (1‘ minor and Frank Bridge's Suitefor String Orchestra.
I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauehiehall Street, 287 5511. 7.30pm. £10.75—£24. Violinist Edwin Paling directs the orchestra in a candlelit concert featuring Pachelbel's ever-popular Canon, Corelli‘s Christmas Concerto and Bach's Air on a (1‘ String. Scottish violinist Melissa Forshaw and young American cellist Wendy Warner are the guest soloists.
I University Carol Service The Chapel. University of Glasgow, University Avenue, 330 4095. 4pm. Free. An afternoon of carols and scripture readings to which everyone is invited.
I Dinner Concert Series — The Twelve Days of Christmas House For An Art Lover, Bellahouston Park. 10 Dumbreck Road. 353 4773. 7.30pm. £33.50—£38.50. A Christmas concert in the music room, followed by dinner in the Main Hall.
I Scottish Opera — Madama Butterfly Festival Theatre. 13—29 Nicolson Street. 5296000. 7.15pm. £9.50—£46 (£7.50—£43). See Tue 5.
I Mediaeval Baebes Traverse Theatre, Cambridge Street, 228 1404. 7.30pm. £12 (£10). The twelve-piece. all female a cappella group return with their ethereal melodies.
I Scottish Chamber Orchestra Queen’s Hall. Clerk Street, 668 2019. 7.45pm. £5.50-£19. Conductor Harry Bicket isjoined by the SCO Chorus, sopranos Rosemary Joshua and Sarah Connolly, tenor Toby Spence and bass baritone Neal Davies for Rameau’s Sutie, Les Boreades and Haydn’s Harmoniemesse.