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: publication date.



1 Glasgow

i O Midday Concert Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. St George‘s Place. 332

i 4101. 1pm. Free. Sylvia Rosenberg (violin) and Lawrence Glover

g (piano) play Sonatas by Beethoven. Richard Rodney Bennett, Debussy and Janacek.


0 3N0 Usher Hall. Lothian Road,

2281155.7.30pm. Extra date: Sat 14

Dec Glasgow. £2.80-£8.30. Musical

Director Neeme Jarvi takes the SNO

through its paces in a fairly unusual

programme of Rubbra‘s

Brahms-Handel Variations and

f Svendsen‘s 2nd Symphony. The

Korean Young Uck Kim makes a

I welcome return to the SNO playing

the Violin Concerto No 3 by


O Kevock Choir Loanhead Church.

' Loanhead. 7.30pm. £1.

f Newtongrange and Bilston Colliery

i Band join the singers of Kevock for a

Christmas Concert being put on by

2 the Kevock Music Society.

1 0 Edinburgh Emmaus Choir

: Carrubbers Close Centre. 65 High

Street. 7.30pm. Tickets at door. A Festival of Christmas Music.



I 0 8N0 City Hall. Candleriggs. 552

5961. 7.30pm. £2.80—£8.40. See Fri

13 Dec Edinburgh for full description.

7 0 Victorian Evening The Church of

the Good Shepherd, Hillington

Road South. 8pm. £2. The Good

Shepherd Chorus perform at their

home base in aid of the Tear Fund.

Wine and cheese served in the

interval of this informal concert.

0 Concert Henry Wood Hall.

Claremont Street. 7.30pm. Tickets at door. After rehearsing regularly

the Glasgow Orchestral Society now

i presents a varied programme of

i orchestral music.

o Recorder Recital Pollok House.

I Pollok House Park. 2060

'i Pollokshaws Road. 2pm. Tickets at

? door. Enjoy an informal afternoon

1 of recorder music in the pleasant surroundings of Pollok House.


0 Chamber Recital St Cecilia’s Hall. Cowgate. 7.30pm. Tickets at door.

ZOT'he List 13 Dec— 9 Jan


7.30pm. £2.85 (£2.25). Sheila

McNab (soprano) and Stuart Montgomery (piano) give a recital of

9 songs by Schumann, Howells,

Strauss and Warlock along with the first performance of Rhythm of Life by Claire Liddell.

o JublIo/Meadows Chamber Orchestra Queen‘s Hall, Clerk Street, 228 1155 (Usher Hall). 8pm. £2.50 (£2). Two of Edinburgh‘s well known amateur groups get together for a programme of Christmas music, familiar and not so familiar. Be warned there‘s audience participation.

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0 Carol Service University Chapel. Glasgow University. 3pm. Free. Students ofGlasgow University perform Christmas music as part of this special service.

0 Christmas Music Pollok House. Pollok Country Park. 2060 Pollokshaws Road. 3pm. Tickets at door. Glasgow Museums and Art Galleries present a programme of Traditional Music for Christmas.

0 800 City Hall. Candleriggs. 552 5961. 7.30pm. £2.80—£8.40. With Roderick Brydon conducting the SCO present a concert of 20th Century music including Bartok‘s


. Music for Strings. Percussion and

: Celeste.

Q 0 Scottish Early Music Consort Henry ' Wood Hall. Claremont Street. 552 5961 (Ticket Centre). 8pm. £3

(£1.50). Schutz‘s mature

masterpiece The Christmas Story.

3 together with Psalms and Sacred


academic St Andrews University education, and he continues to sing,

conduct, play the organ and arrange

29 year old Fergus Black oi the Scottish programme notes and press releases.

- The new post otters the chance to

: develop the arts in the South West and,

Chamber Orchestra departs tor the warmer climes oi the South at England to work ior South West Arts as Music


Fergus’s credentials tor the job he

amateur concerts.

The basic responsibility at the job at the SCO is organising and overseeing everything in print about the orchestra lrom tickets and advertising to

as Fergus sees It, ‘music and the arts

' have a position of central importance in

leaves and the job to which he goes are tor South West Arts will enable me to

E tullll that aim in society.’ We wish him every success.

; Belore he leaves, Fergus will be able to

: impeccable- it a little unusual. He

holds a lirst class joint honours degree

' in Music and Mathematics lrom St

Andrews University and worked as an actuary at Scottish Widows beiore being attracted to the ‘excitement and glamour oi the arts’. However he also spent two years in Philadelphia and

. Los Angeles on a university exchange when he managed to lill in all the practical music making gaps at an


lite and in everything we do. Working

enjoy the last two SCO pertormances beiore the end oi the year. On Sun 15 they pertorm a concert at 20th century music. In Edinburgh on Thurs 19 they

pertorrn Handel’s Messiah together

i at the Queen’s Hall. (Carol Main).

with the Scottish Philhannonlc Singers


. School for Girls presents a programme for Christmas—tide.

Symphonies to celebrate the anniversary of Germany‘s greatest seventeenth century composer.


0 Bookshop Recital Waterstone‘s. George Street. 2.30—4pm. Free. The relaxing surroundings of this fairly new bookshop become even more relaxing with the strains oflive Christmas music in the background. 0 Si Giles' at Six St Giles‘ Cathedral. High Street. 6pm. Free. St George‘s

0 An Evening oi Nostalgia Queen‘s i Hall. Clerk Street. 228 t 155 (Usher I Hall). 8pm. £2.50. A chance to dress up in period costume and listen to Music and Memories from the

Victorians to VE Day with the Palm Strings Ensemble. Jook Street Jug ; and Friends. all in aid ofthe Peripheral Vascular Clinic of l Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.


MONDAY Edinburgh

0 Concert and Viewing National Portrait Gallery. Queen Street. 228 1155 (Usher Hall). 7.30pm. £2 (Friends): £3 (Guests). The Edinburgh Branch of Friends of the SNO have organised a special evening with a difference - it‘s a concert and viewing ofa new portrait ofSir Alexander Gibson in the presence of the artist and his subject. Hope he likes it! Music is by the Allander Ensemble (all members of the SNQ) and includes the Brahms Clarinet Quintet.


17 Glasgow

0 Carol Concert Couper Institute. Tickets at door. 6pm. Fernhill School present their special concert of music for Christmas.

0 Carol Concert (‘ity Hall. Candleriggs. 552 5961 . 7.30pm. £3 (£1 .50). Just about every student of the RSAMD will be taking part in this Christmas celebration. The programme includes Christmas music from The Messiah. a new work for Christmas by Robert Chilcott and many of the well-known carol arrangements for choir. audience and symphony orchestra by Frank Spedding.


0 BBC Invitation Concert Studio I . BBC, 5 Queen Street. 225 3131. 1pm. Free at door. Anne Evans (flute) and Peter Evans (piano) play Romanze by Hugh McDonald and Reineck‘s Undine Sonata. Then. pianist Margaret Murray McLeod performs the Sonata in F K332 by Mozart and John McLeod‘s new set ofTwelve Preludes.

0 Christmas Concert Party St John's Church. Princes Street. Tickets at door. 7.30pm. £2.50 (£1 .50) inc refreshments. Get into the spirit of Christmas with Bach’s Cantata Gloria in Excelsis Deo and other seasonal music (including Christmas Carols with audience participation) and enjoy wine and mince pies with j the singers afterwards. 0 Christmas Concert Usher Hall.