2013 Programme

    • Thursday October 3, 2013
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        10:00 pm
        Venue 2 –Students’ Union, St Andrews University
        1940s Swing: The Three Belles
        Cast yourself back to the golden era of 1940s swing/jive/jazz with the fabulous Andrews Sisters-inspired Three Belles. Their marvellous close harmony vocals, toe-tapping rhythms and glamorous portrayals are sure to make this an unforgettable night of nostalgia.
    • Friday October 4, 2013
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        2:30 pm
        Younger Hall (free)
        Song masterclass: led by Susan BickleyIain Burnside
        If you’ve ever wanted to know more about the ins and outs of singing, here is your chance. In this public masterclass talented young singers and accompanists from across Scotland will receive coaching from Susan Bickley and Iain Burnside.
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        6:45 pm
        Holy Trinity Church (free)
        Pre-performance talk with Sally Beamish
        Sally Beamish talks to Michael Downes about her new opera Hagar in the Wilderness.
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        7:30 pm
        Holy Trinity Church
        Chamber opera: Hagar in the Wilderness by Sally Beamish & Clara Glynn (Scottish Premiere)
        Kirsty Hopkins (soprano)
        Owen Gilhooly (bass-baritone)
        Edmund Hastings (tenor)
        George Vass (conductor)
        Sally Beamish (b.1956) Four Songs from Hafez (for tenor and harp)
        Benjamin Britten (1913-1976) Five folksong arrangements, with harp accompaniment
        Bonny at morn
        Lord! I married me a wife
        She’s like the swallow
        Bugeilio’r Gwenith Gwyn ‘Watching the Wheat’
        Bird Scarer’s SongFranz Schubert (1797–1828) Songs accompanied by harp
        An die Musik, D547
        Du bist die ruh, D776
        Ave Maria, D839
        Nacht und Träume, D827
        Ständchen, D957Claude Debussy (1862-1918) Sonata for flute, viola and harp (L.137)
        Pastorale: Lento, dolce rubato
        Interlude: Tempo di minuetto
        Finale: Allegro moderato ma risoluto


        Sally Beamish (b.1956)
        Hagar in the Wilderness – A one-act chamber opera in four scenes
        Music by Sally Beamish | Libretto by Clara Glynn after biblical texts
        Scottish premiere of a joint Presteigne Festival/Nova Music commission funded by the Britten-Pears FoundationProduced in association with the Presteigne Festival, Canterbury Festival and Music at Oxford
        Production supported by the RVW Trust
        Production Benefactors: Nicholas Boas Charitable Trust, Honeymead Arts Trust, Peter and Shelley Lane, Cissie Rosefield Charitable Trust and Philip Waller CBE
        Performed by arrangement with Norsk Musikforlag, Oslo

        This stunning new opera by Scottish-based composer Sally Beamish retells the Old Testament/Koranic story of Hagar, an Egyptian servant in Abraham’s house and the mother of his illegitimate child. It’s a powerful tale of betrayal, jealousy and motherhood. The opera will be complemented by music for voice and harp by Schubert, Debussy and Britten. (This performance is supported by the Hinrichsen Foundation and is part of Fife’s programming to the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival.)
    • Saturday October 5, 2013
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        11:00 am
        Younger Hall
        Song recital: Ailish Tynan (soprano) & Iain Burnside (piano)
        This concert will recorded by the BBC for future broadcast on Radio 3.
        Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
        Bist du bei mir
        Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
        A Pastoral Song
        She never told her love
        The Mermaid’s SongFranz Schubert (1797-1828)
        Ellens Gesänge (Walter Scott)
        Raste, Krieger, Krieg ist aus
        Jäger, ruhe von dem Jagd
        Ave MariaFelix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
        Neue Liebe
        Der Blumenkranz


        Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
        There be none of Beauty’s daughters
        Sun of the Sleepless

        Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
        Liederkreis op 39 (Eichendorff)

        Irish soprano, Ailish Tynan won the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Rosenblatt Recital Prize in 2003 and was both a Young Artist for the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and a BBC New Generation Artist. She has since appeared at international opera houses and festivals, and is frequently heard on the world’s great recital platforms. She is joined for this recital by accompanist Iain Burnisde in a Mendelssohn-inspired programme including songs by Bach, Haydn, Schubert, Schumann and, of course, Mendelssohn.
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        2:30 pm
        St Salvator’s Chapel (free)
        Choirs together: a ‘bring &share’ concert of local choirs
        A unique opportunity to hear some of the area’s best choirs coming together to share their ‘party pieces’, finishing with rousing choruses from Handel’s Messiah. If your choir would like to take part, please contact [email protected] before 1st September.
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        7:30 pm
        Younger Hall
        Songs from the shows: classic musicals of the 1920s – 1940s
        Sarah Fox (soprano)
        Francesca Jackson (mezzo-soprano)
        Jonathan Gunthorpe (baritone)
        R. Rodgers &O. Hammerstein Oklahoma! (1943)
        Oh What A Beautiful Morning
        I Can’t Say No
        People Will Say We’re In Love
        G. Gershwin &I. Gershwin Oh Kay! (1926)
        Someone to Watch Over MeI. Novello &D. Titheradge A-Z (revue) (1921)
        And Her Mother Came TooR. Rodgers &L. Hart Babes in Arms (1937)
        My Funny Valentine

        I. Berlin Annie Get Your Gun (1946)
        Anything You Can Do

        C. Porter Kiss Me Kate (1948)
        So in Love
        Where Is The Life That Late I Led?

        V.Youmans, I. Caesar &O. Harbach No, no Nanette (1924)
        Tea for Two


        C. Porter Anything Goes (1934)
        Anything Goes
        I Get A Kick Out Of You

        R. Rodgers &O. Hammerstein Carousel (1945)
        If I Loved You

        F. Loesser Guys and Dolls (1950)
        Adelaide’s Lament
        If I Were A Bell
        Marry The Man Today
        Sue Me

        R. Rodgers &O. Hammerstein South Pacific (1949)
        This Nearly Was Mine
        I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right
        Outa My Hair
        Bali Hai
        Some Enchanted Evening

        Fresh from London’s West End, Paris’s Châtelet Theatre and appearances on BBC TV, we welcome three musical theatre stars in a glamorous night of classic show tunes from Guys and Dolls, South Pacific, Oklahoma, Anything Goes and more…
    • Sunday October 6, 2013
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        11:00 am
        St Salvator’s Chapel (free)
        Festival service: Choir of St Salvator’s Chapel
        The University of St Andrews’ flagship St Salvator’s Chapel Choir will perform Haydn’s Missa brevis Sancti Joannis de Deo as part of this festival service.
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        2:30 pm
        St Andrew’s Church (advance booking only)
        The Sixteen: Choir workshop
        This workshop, led by Eamonn Dougan (Associate Conductor of The Sixteen), offers keen choral singers the opportunity to delve deeper into some of The Sixteen’s evening repertoire. Places are limited to 75 singers (advance booking only) and offer a range of vocal coaching including warm ups, breathing techniques, stylistic advice, tuning and vocal blend. Singers should be confident in holding their own line and have some previous experience in choral singing.
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        7:30 pm
        Holy Trinity Church
        The Sixteen & Harry Christophers: An Immortal Legacy
        Thomas Tallis (c1505-1585) Tunes for Archbishop Parker’s Psalter
        Psalm 1: “Man blest no doubt”
        Psalm 68: “Let God Arise in Majesty”
        Psalm 2: “Why fum’th in fight”
        Psalm 95: “O Come In One to Praise the Lord”
        Salvator mundi
        Thomas Morley (1557/8-1602)
        April is in my mistress’ faceOrlando Gibbons (1583-1625)
        The Silver SwanWilliam Byrd (1540-1623)
        This sweet and merry month of May

        James Macmillan (b.1959)
        Sedebit Dominum Rex

        John Sheppard (c1515-1558)
        In manus tuas III

        Michael Tippett (1905-1998) Spirituals from A Child of Our Time
        By and By
        Deep River
        Go Down, Moses
        Nobody Knows
        Steal Away


        Thomas Tallis
        O nata lux
        O sacrum convivium
        Loquebantur variis linguis

        James Macmillan
        Mitte manum tuam

        William Byrd
        Laudibus in sanctis

        Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
        Choral dances from Gloriana (Op.53)

        Thomas Tallis (c1505-1585) Tunes for Archbishop Parker’s Psalter
        Psalm 42: “E’en Like The Hunted Hind”
        Psalm 5: “Expend, O Lord, My Plaint”
        Psalm 52: “Why Brag’st In Malice High”
        Psalm 67: “God Grant With Grace”
        Ordinal: “Come, Holy Ghost”

        After 33 years of performing and recording, The Sixteen is recognised internationally as one of the world’s greatest choirs. In this Immortal Legacy programme the choir showcases its affinity with early English polyphony –Tallis, Morley, Gibbons, Byrd and Sheppard –as well as more recent choral works by Britten (Gloriana Dances), Tippett (Five Spirituals from A Child of Our Time) and James Macmillan (Sedebit Dominum Rex and Mitte manum tuam).