2014 Programme

    • Thursday October 23, 2014
      • 1:00 am
        Byre Theatre (free)
        Art Exhibition: Jila Peacock: 7Heavens

        Event runs Thurs - Sun

        British/Iranian artist Jila Peacock presents 7 Heavens; seven prints inspired by the music of Jonathan Harvey.

      • 1:00 am
        Byre Theatre (free)
        Sound Installation: St Andrews Voices 7Heavens Education Project

        Event runs Thurs - Sun

        Electro-acoustic music by students from Madras College inspired by the paintings of Jila Peacock and produced in co-operation with composer Duncan Chapman and the University of St Andrews.

      • 2:00 pm
        Younger Hall (free)
        Masterclass by Roderick Williams and Iain Burnside

        Roderick Williams and Iain Burnside put six young singers, representing the Universities of St Andrews, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen, through their paces.

    • Friday October 24, 2014
      • 10:00 pm
        St Leonard’s Chapel
        Candlelit Angels: The Marian Consort directed by Rory McCleery

        One of the UK’s best young vocal ensembles present a programme inspired by angels. The Marian Consort perform Renaissance masterpieces by Victoria, Palestrina and Praetorius alongside two Scottish premieres; Angels and The Annunciation by English composer Jonathan Harvey who died in 2012. Seating is limited so book early to avoid disappointment!

    • Saturday October 25, 2014
      • 10:30 am
        Younger Hall (advance booking only)
        Choral Workshop with Gregory Batsleer

        Calling all amateur singers! Please join us for this workshop, led by the inspirational Scottish Chamber Orchestra Chorusmaster Gregory Batsleer who will delve into excerpts from Brahms' German Requiem ahead of Sunday's performance by the SCO Chorus.

      • 11:00 am
        St Andrews and Fife Farmers Market, Kirkcaldy (free)
        Outdoor a cappella

        Morning event

        Two of the University of St Andrews’ famed a cappella ensembles ‘The Alleycats’ and ‘The Other Guys’ perform impromptu sessions around St Andrews town centre and at the Fife Farmers Market in Kirkcaldy.

      • 2:00 pm
        Garden Suite, Rufflets Hotel, (music from 3.00pm)
        Rufflets Cream Tea with Jazz

        Don’t miss a great afternoon out as Rufflets’ incomparable cream teas are served to the mellow accompaniment of jazz/vintage singer Martyna Wren’s “incredible voice” (BBC Radio 2). Places are limited, so advanced booking is highly recommended!

      • 7:30 pm
        Byre Theatre
        Scottish Opera Gala

        Stephanie Corley Soprano
        Ji-Min Park Tenor
        Marcus Farnsworth Baritone
        Derek Clark Piano

        Soprano Stephanie Corley, tenor Ji-Min Park and baritone Marcus Farnsworth present a delightful evening of opera highlights, accompanied by Scottish Opera’s Head of Music Derek Clark on piano. Join them for a musical mix of arias and duets by Mozart, Puccini and Handel, alongside some lighter numbers.

      • 10:00 pm
        Hotel du Vin
        Comedy Cabaret with Kit and McConnel

        Laugh-a-minute entertainment from musical funnymen Kit Hesketh-Harvey and James McConnel. Entrance includes a glass of wine in the newly refurbished ballroom.

    • Sunday October 26, 2014
      • 11:00 am
        St Salvator’s Chapel (free)
        Festive Bach Cantata Service

        Join the congregation in St Salvator’s Chapel for a Festival Service led by University Chaplain, the Rev Donald McEwan. The service will include Bach’s Cantata no. 29 ‘Wir danken dir, Gott’, composed in 1731 for the dedication of Leipzig’s new town council, and performed by the chapel choir and musicians from the University directed by Tom Wilkinson.

      • 4:00 pm
        Younger Hall
        A celebration of Brahms with the
        Scottish Chamber Orchestra & Chorus

        Both works in this concert are influenced by a single event - the death of Brahms’ mother. Shortly after she died, Brahms took an early morning walk in the woods and was hit by a sudden ray of sunshine. This provided the stimulus for the Horn Trio, the opening theme of which is a completely satisfying and unforgettable experience that symbolises all that is romantic in music. The trio is lead by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra’s award-winning Principal Horn player Alec Frank-Gemmill while the German Requiem, a work of power and soul-searching beauty will be performed in its original version for piano duet with the sublime SCO Chorus conducted by Gregory Batsleer.

    • Saturday October 24, 2015
      • 7:30 pm
        Younger Hall
        Song Recital by Roderick Williams (baritone) and Iain Burnside (piano)

        Internationally renowned baritone Roderick Williams and one of Britain’s most admired accompanists and broadcasters, Iain Burnside, perform songs by Purcell, Gurney, Benjamin Britten’s setting of texts by William Blake and excerpts from Franz Schubert’s last great masterpiece, Schwanengesang.