West End Festival: Saints and Singers 1/6/2018

Our next concert will be “Saints and Singers” on the 1st June 2018 as part of the West End Festival. Featuring Palestrina’s six-part mass and motet ‘Tu es Petrus’, interwoven with ancient and contemporary pieces celebrating saints Columba, Aloysius and Hildegard von Bingen, this should prove to be a feast for the ears.

The concert starts at 8pm and will be at St Bride’s Church, 69 Hyndland Road, Glasgow G12 9UX. Tickets are £9 at the door, or online at Eventbrite.

Durham Cathedral Tour 2018

Strathclyde University Chamber Choir in front of the High Altar in Durham Cathedral. Director, Alan Tavener (front row, far left) and Organist, David Hamilton (back row, far right). Copyright 2018 Daniel K. L. Oi Photography.

The choir has returned from a successful residency at Durham Cathedral from the 13th to 15th April 2018, filling in for the regular cathedral choir. We sang 3 Evensongs, Matins, and a Eucharist, making for an intense 3 days of concentrated music making in support of worship in a magnificent setting.

2018 Concerts & Events

The choir restarted rehearsals last week, with a busy schedule of upcoming events to look forward to.

1st February 2018:        The Word & the Song  Concert

Only a few weeks away, our concert ‘The Word & the Song’ takes a musical look at the world of poetry.  If you enjoy the rich harmonies of the uniquely british choral tradition, you will enjoy our programme featuring works of Parry and Sullivan, and a reprise of the wonderfully inventive and engaging set of songs by young British composer Toby Young.  Young’s Dancing Star was commissioned in 2016 by three choirs including the Strathclyde University Chamber Choir, and sets texts by Yeats, Emily Dickinson, and Maya Angelou, amongst others.  Modern it may be, but inaccessible it certainly is not – and Dancing Star was one of the highlights of our West End Festival performance last summer.

18th March 2018:    Choral Evensong

We always enjoy our visits to St Bride’s Church in Hyndland, and we will be back there in March for a performance of choral evensong.   St Bride’s has a palpable atmosphere – in no small part due to the years of incense that have been absorbed into the very fabric of the building.  A perfect setting to listen to music by William Byrd, Philip Stopford, and Glasgow composer James Macmillan.

In April, we will be visiting Durham Cathedral, where we have the honour of being the visiting choir for a long weekend.  But if you can’t quite get to Durham, our evensong at St Brides is the perfect opportunity to enjoy a taster from our Durham repertoire.

Visit our Concerts page for more details of upcoming events, and to buy tickets.