MUSIG classical & opera


I A Christmas Carol Or Two Kilmardinny Arts Centre, 50 Kilmardinny Avenue, Bearsden, 931 5083. 7.30pm. £8 (£7). An evening of cheerful Christmas music with Rhona MacKay on harp and clarsach and Anne Crawford at the piano, with a little help from the choir of Bearsden Primary SchooL

I Scottish Chamber Orchestra City Hall, Candleriggs, 287 5511. 7.30pm. £5.50—£16.50. See Wed 8.

I The Hospitals' Christmas Carol Concert Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 287 5511. 7.30pm. £5—£14. John Currie conducts the massed choirs of health service staff in their let annual carol concert, raising money for Sargent Cancer Care.


I Classics At Christmas Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street, 668 2019. 7.30pm. £8 (£6). An informal concert by Lyrica. featuring a feast of favourite songs and carols all beautifully lit by candlelight.



I Scottish Opera - Friend Of The People Theatre Royal, 282 Hope Street, 332 9000. 7.15pm. £5.50—£45.50. See Tue 7.

I University Of Strathclyde Christmas Concert RSAMD, 100 Renfrew Street, 332 5057. 7.30pm. £6 (£3—£4.50). Annual concert featuring light classical and seasonal arrangements performed by the Concert Band and Ensembles along with the University Choir.

I Glasgow Chamber Choir St Bride’s Church, llyndland, 287 5511. 8pm. £9 (£6). The Choir invite you to enjoy ‘Glasgow By Candlelight’, an evening of mince pies, mulled wine and some of the finest tunes Bach, Berlioz, Vaughn

Hilliams and Handel have to offer. Plus plenty o. carols, obviously.


I Faculty Of Advocates' Choir Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street, 668 2019. 2pm. £6.50 (£5). A fundraising concert in aid of Edinburgh City Mission, featuring festive music, readings, food and wine. I 8T Scottish Ensemble St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral, Palmerston Place, 668 2019. 7.30pm. £5-£15. The Ensemble join forces with the choir of St Mary’s to perform Handel’s rousing Messiah. Matthew Owens conducts and is joined by four soloists for this fundraising event for the Edinburgh Sick Kids Friends Foundation.

I Millennium Christmas Concert Priestficld Parish Church, Dalkeith Road, 669 7762. 7.30pm. £5 on the door. The Rudsambee Company of Singers presents a festive programme celebratory songs. I Phantasmagoria Greyfriars Kirk, Greyfriars Place, 668 2019. 7.45pm. £6 (£3). One Voice deliver an evening of music which explores spirituality, including Olivier Messiaen’s Banquet Celeste and Jehan Alain’s

F antasmagorie.



I Paragon Ensemble Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 287 5511. 1pm. £l6—£18 including lunch (£7—£5). See Sun 5.

I Jordanhill Community Choir Jordanhill Parish Church, 28 Woodend Drive, 959 2496. 6.30pm. Free. Conductor Alan Tavener leads the choir and organist David Hamilton in the Sen-ice 0f Nine Lessons And Carols.

I Carol Service Glasgow Cathedral, Cathedral Street, 552 8198. 6.30pm. Free (donations welcome). Sir Philip Ledger conducts the RSAMD Chamber Choir in A Festival Of Nine Lessons And Carols, with organist John Langdon.


Concerts .

Christmas by Candlelight Corelli - Christmas Concerto.Pachelbel - Canon, Mozart - Exsultate Jubilate, Vivaldi - Winter from The Four Seasons

Saturday 11 December 1999, 7.30pm - Glasgow



Bank of Scotland

Bank of Scotland Christmas Concerts

. I q Tchaikovsky - Excerpts fromThe Nutcracker, Bissill - A Christmas Carnival, Waldteulel - Skater's Waltz

1 Thursday 16 December 1999, 7.30pm - Glasgow Sunday 19 December 1999, 7.30pm - Edinburgh

Family Christmas Concert

Tchaikovsky - Excerpts from The Nutcracker Traditional - Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Howard Blake - The Snowman Richard Bissill - A Christmas Carnival, Leroy Anderson - Sleigh Ride

Saturday 18 December 1999, 7.30pm - Glasgow

and Christmas Carols...

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The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall Box office: 0141 287 5511

Edinburgh Festival Theatre Box office: 0131 529 6000

56 THE LIST 2—16 Dec 1999

I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 287 5511. 7.30pm. £12.50—£21.50(concs available). Conductor Martin Yates is joined by a number of leading vocalists from the West End stage for a selection of musical highlights from Phantom of the Opera, Miss Saigon, Les Miserables and a host of others.

I University. Of Glasgow Choral Society 8: C amber Orchestra University of Glasgow Chapel, University Avenue, 330 5419. 7.30pm. £6 (£3). John Gorrnley conducts the orchestra in a programme featuring Purcell’s Ode On St Cecilia ’s Day and Poulenc’s Gloria.


I Na Clarsairean (The Narpers)Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street, 668 2019. 2.30pm. £7 (£4); family ticket £20. No less than forty harps are augmented by the voices of students from George Watson’s College for this charity carol concert.

I Rudsambee St Giles’ Cathedral, Royal Mile, 225 9442. 6pm. Free. The Rudsambee company of singers present a selection of European carols along with Christmas lullabies and new

com sitions.

I e Hospitals’ Christmas Carol Concert Festival Theatre, 13—29 Nicolson Street, 529 6000. 7.30pm. £8.50—£l4. The Choirs of Lothian, Tayside and Fife Health Services join together for an evening of glorious Carol singing in aid of Sargent Cancer Care for Children. Conducted and hosted by John Currie.

I Newtongrange Silver Band 8: The Kevock Choir Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street, 668 2019. 7.30pm. £5—£7 (£4—£6). The highly-regarded brass band and choir get together for a seasonal selection.

I Castle Concert Orchestra Greyfriars Kirk, Greyfriars Place, 668 2019. 7.30pm. £8 (£7). Steve King conducts the orchestra in a programme which features popular classics by Bizet, Dvorak, Mozart and Verdi, plus a few choice carols.



I Tokyo Quartet Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street, 668 2019. 7.45pm. £8.50—£15.50 (£5.50—£14). Presented by the New Town Concerts Society, this chamber ensemble are internationally-regarded for their skill and elegance. Featuring works by Haydn, Beethoven and Ravel the programme is performed on Stradivarius instruments on loan from the Nippon Music Foundation. See preview.

TUESDAY 14 Glasgow

I Rachmaninov Trio Hutcheson’s Hall, 158 Ingram Street, 552 8391. 1.15—2pm. £2.50. Violinist Lev Atlas, cellist Alexander Volpov and pianist Alina Poliakov perform Beethoven’s Piano Trio In B Flat ‘Archduke '.

I Scottish Opera - The Marriage Of Figaro Theatre Royal, 282 Hope Street, 332 9000. 7.15 m. See Fri 10.

I Alina Polai ov Tron Theatre, 63 Trongate, 552 4267. 8pm. £9 (£6) A programme of popular classics from this acclaimed Russian concert pianist, featuring works by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Chopin and Lizst.


I Liberton High School Carol Concert Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street, 668 2019. 11.30am. A free concert for senior citizens featuring the combined talents of the school’s orchestra, bands and choirs. I II Tratturo St Cecilia’s Hall, Niddry Street, Cowgate, 668 2019. 7pm. Free. A conceit of Christmas music organised by Edinburgh’s Italian Cultural Institute.

I Liberton High School Family Carol Concert Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street, 668 2019. 7.30pm. £3 (£2). The massed orchestra, bands and choirs of Liberton High School put

on their second performance of the day, featuring a varied festive programme for all the family.


I RT Scottish Ensemble Rothes Halls, Rothes Square, 01592 611101. 8pm. £7—£10. A candlelit concert featuring classical favourites such as Vivaldi’s Winter and Mozart’s E ine Kleine Nachtmusik.

WEDNESDAY 15 Glasgow I University Carol Service Barony Hall, Castle Street, 287 5511. 3pm. Free. The Choir and Brass Ensemble of the BA Applied Music course perform a selection of festive favourites under the guidance of conductors Alan Tavener and Jonathan Naylor. I Christmas Carols and Readings Glasgow Cathedral, Cathedral Street, 667 8833. 6.30pm. £25. The RSNO Brass Ensemble and RSNO Junior Chorus are joined by soprano Rosalind Sutherland and baritone Christopher Underwood for a fundraising evening on behalf of the Imperial Cancer Research Fund. Christopher Bell is at the baton and famous faces expected to add their voice to proceedings are HRH Princess Alexandra, Bridgit Forsyth, Una Maciean. Prue Leith and Bill McLaren. I Scottish Opera - Carmen Theatre Royal, 282 Hope Street, 332 9000. 7.15pm. £5.50—£45.50. Based on Prosper Merimee’s tale of 19th century peasant life in Seville, Bizet’s legendary musical score has become one of the world’s most popular operas. A joint effort between Scottish Opera and Welsh National Opera, this new production captures the passion, colour and spirit of the piece. I Christmas Concert RSAMD, 100 Renfrew Street, 332 5057. 7.30pm. £6.50 (£4). The Academy Symphony Orchestra are joined by the Academy Choir and students from the School of Drama for a celebratory Christmas concert. Conductor Sir Philip Ledger leads the musicians in a festive programme which includes excerpts from Berlioz’ L’enfance du Christ, along with carols for choir and audience.


I Variations Barrfields Theatre, Greenock Road, 01475 689777. 7.30pm. £6 (£5). Christmas carol concert with the Largs Choral Group, plus special guest BBC broadcaster lain Anderson.



I Susanne Stanzelheit, Mark Bailey 8: Gusztav Fenyo Merchants House, 7 West George Street, 639 3176. 12.45pm. £4.50 (£1.50—£4). Violinist Stanzelheit and cellist Bailey are joined by pianist Gusztav Fenyo for two popular piano trios, Mozart’s E Major Trio and Ravel’s A Minor Trio.

I Scottish Opera - The Marriage Of Figaro Theatre Royal, 282 Hope Street, 332 9000. 7.15pm. See Fri 10.

I Cappella Nova - Carols By

Cand eIight Barony Hall, Castle Street, 287 5511. 7.30pm. £4-£12 (£2.50—£8). The choral group are joined by the Scottish Brass Ensemble for a festive feast of carols both traditional and modern. Tunes from the past thousand years help bring the Millennium to a close, plus audience song sheets, prizes, seasonal refreshments and lots and lots of candles.

I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 287 5511. 7.30pm. £10.50—£24 (cones available). Christopher Bell conducts the orchestra and chorus in a selection of festive favourites.


I Christmas Concert Motherwell Concert Hall, Civic Centre, Windmillhill Street, 01698 267515. 7.30pm. £5 (£2.50). North Lanarkshire Voices and Children’s Theatre join forces for this annual carol concert.