Music Classical & opera listings

Royal Museum Museum of Scotland

Christmas Music at the Museum

Get in the mood for the holiday season with this series of free Christmas concerts in the magical setting of the Royal Museum Main Hall or by the stunning Christmas tree in the Museum of Scotland.

Museum of Scotland

lntermedii Tue 26 November, 6pm Rudsambee Sun 1 December, 4pm The St George’s Singers Tue 3 December, 6pm Sangstream Sat 7 December. 4pm

Edinburgh University

Renaissance Singers Sun 8 December, 4pm

Harmony 21 Sat 14 December, 4pm Edinburgh Saltire Gaelic Choir

The Consort of Voices

Sat 21 December, 4pm Sun 22 December, 4pm

Royal Museum Leith Concert Band Dalkeith Singers

Sun 15 December, 3.15pm Tue 17 December, 6.30pm

Royal Museum and Museum of Scotland Chambers Street, Edinburgh EH1 1JF

Telephone 0131 247 4422/4219 e-mail

Royal Museum

Paradise Garden Carpet “4

Tuesday 10 December 5.30pm - 7.30pm

Join us at this special event to celebrate our new Paradise Garden Carpets, created by members of the Scottish Islamic community in collaboration with the National Museums of Scotland, Glasgow Museums and Projectability.

Enjoy Islamic music and poetry readings, guided tours and a special screening of a documentary film by award—winning filmmaker Sana Bilgrami.

For more information, telephone 0131 247 4219 or e-mail

54 THE LIST 28 Nov—12 Dec 2002

i I Cappella Nova The Sacred Heart 1 Church. 28 Lauriston Street. 229 9821.

7.30pm. £9 (£6.50). See Sun 1.

I Cafe Concert The Hub. Castlchill. Royal Mile. 473 2000. 7.30pm. £16 inc meal. Lucy Taylor (mezzo soprano) and Robert Melling (piano) from Yehudi Menuhin‘s Live Music Now! scheme entertain you as you enjoy a sumptuous two course meal. l Hamm— Glasgow I Children’s Classic Concerts Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 353 8000. lpm & 3pm. £9.50 (£5); family ticket £26. Christopher Bell presents the Christmas Carnival. a concert of popular pieces ranging from John Williams‘ Harry Potter to Tchaikovsky‘s Sleeping Beauty played by the Classica Concert Orchestra. Clowns. jugglers and music in the foyers create a true carnival atmosphere. I Wire’s Company Gallery Of Modern Art. Queen Street. 229 1996. 3—4pm. Free. Violinist Hector Scott and clarinettist Shinobu Miki continue their series of informal afternoon concerts. filling the City Art Centre with the sounds of contemporary Scottish composers. I Scottish Opera - Orfeo ed Euridice Theatre Royal. 282 Hope Street. 332 9000. 7.15pm. £3.50—£52.50. See Sat 30. I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 353 8000. 7.30pm. £11.50—£20.25. See Fri 6.


I Christmas Singing Day St

Stephen‘s Centre. St Vincent Church. St

Stephen Street. Stockbridge.

1 1am—5pm. £10 (£8). Waverly Care.

Scotland‘s larest HIV charity gather

together singers from all over Scotland

to work with the legendary composer

John Rutter. To take part in the day

event call 0131 226 2206.

I Edinburgh Bach Choir

Greyfriars Kirk. Greyfriars Place. 668

2019. 7.30pm. £12 (£9). Neil Mantle

conducts a programme of Handel's

Zadok the Priest. Mozart‘s Coronation

Mass and Haydn's Nelson Muss.

I Scottish Chamber Orchestra Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019.

7.45pm. £6.50—£18. See Fri 6.

Sunday 8


I Christmas Music at the

Cathedral RSAMI). 100 Renfrew

2 Street. 332 5057. 6.30pm. Free. Ben

Parry conducts a festive concert of music. carols and Advent readings.

featuring the Academy Choirs. Royal Scottish Academy of Brass and John Turner on organ.

I Dance Classics Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 353 8000.

7.30pm. £12.50—£22.50. Jackie Bird

introduces the Scottish Festival

()rchestra performing some of the best

' loved melodies from the world of dance.


I Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019.

2.30pm. £7—~£l3. Clarinettist Martin

Fost joins the SCO Ensemble for

; Brahms' Clarinet Quintet and Bartok's

Contrasts written originally for Benny

Goodman. revealing a mixture of folk.

jazz and blues influences.

I Children’s Classic Concerts

Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 228 l 155. 3pm. £9.50 (£5). See Sat 7.

. Monday 9

' Edinburgh

I English Chamber Orchestra

Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 228 1155.

7.30pm. £1().5()—£2-i. A rich programme

5 of music including works by Haydn.

Tchaikovsky and Mozart.

I Chilingirian Quartet Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 7.45pm. £9—£16(£7.50—£l-i). Celebrating its 30th anniversary the Chilingirian

Quartet performs Chausson’s Quartet in i C minor. McEwan‘s Quartet Ito 8

Biseav and Beethoven's Quartet in If minor.

Tuesday 10


I New Ruckert Lieder Ramshorn Theatre. 98 Ingram Street. 552 3489. 1.15pm. £2.50. New Ruckert settings performed by mezzo soprano and piano duo Christina Wilson and Katharine Durran.

Edinburgh I From Advent to Christmas National Portrait Gallery. 1 Queen Street.

3 624 6200. 1.15pm. Free. Annual

performance of seasonal music by The Edinburgh University Singers.

Wednesday 1 1

' Glasgow

I Symphony Orchestra Concert RSAMI). 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. £7 (£4). Ron Goodwin takes you through film-score classics and music by the great Duke Ellington.


0 Scottish Opera - Die Fledermaus Festival Theatre. 13—29 Nicolson Street. 529 6000. 7.15pm. £10.50—£52.20. See Fri 6.

I George Heriots School Christmas Concert Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 228 l 155. 7.30pm. £8 (£4). Featuring pupils from the Junior and Senior Schools. Tickets from school office. 229 7263

Thursday 12


I Opera School Workshops RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.15pm. £5 (£3). informal presentation of RSAMI) students‘ work in progress accompanied by piano and featuring scenes from classic opera repertoire.

I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 353 8000. 7.30pm.

£1 1.50—£23.75. As part of the special

Prokofiev season commemorating the 50th anniversary of his death. the RS.\'()

' perform .S'ymplrony no 4 together with

I)ebussy’s Jeux and Mozart's Piano Coneerto no 22.

0 BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Concert Hall. Broadcasting House. Queen Margaret Drive. 338 2917. 7.30pm. Free in advance. Rare chance to hear the Violin Concerto by Hungarian composer Jeno ilubay and Kenneth Leighton's .S'yrnp/tony no I .

I Chamber Music Concert RSAMI). 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. Free. Concert by student chamber ensembles.


I Urban Hymns Various Venues. 5.30—7pm. See Thu 5.

I Carols in the City St Andrew's and St George's Church. 13 George Street. 225 38-17. 6--7pm. Free. Join in

with this traditional outdoor carol


I Scottish Opera - Orfeo ed Euridice Festival Theatre. 13 29 Nicolson Street. 5296000. 7.15pm. £18.5()—£52.5(). See Sat 30.

I Scottish Chamber Orchestra Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 228 1155. 7.45pm. £6.50 £21. Sir Charles Mackerras conducts three magnificent works by Mozart as part of the Late Masterpieces series. including the Requiem for which the orchestra will be

joined by S(‘() Chorus and soloists.