Event Type: Music
MiP: Strathclyde University Chamber Choir

Tue 30 March


£15, Free for  schoolchildren and students under 25


Alan Tavener directs the choir performing Stainer’s The Crucifixion

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Strathclyde University Chamber Choir

David Hamilton, organ; Alan Tavener, director

Note: The venue for this event is Peebles Old Parish Church

Strathclyde University Chamber Choir is one of Scotland’s leading amateur choirs, with a unique and varied repertoire. It was founded in 1980 by the distinguished conductor and scholar Alan Tavener who, two years later, also founded professional choir Cappella Nova. The choir flourished under his leadership ever since and has commissioned new works by composers including Toby Young and Sir James MacMillan.

John Stainer’s ‘meditation on the sacred passion of the Holy Redeemer’ has been a firm favourite with choirs for over 130 years. It tells the story of Christ’s crucifixion through a sequence of choruses, recitatives and arias in a structure similar to Bach’s Passions. Written for liturgical use, with five hymns for congregational participation, it is now frequently performed as a concert piece.

To see the full season just click on the brochure below.

Obviously all live performances are dependent on developments in the Coronavirus situation.   Given the date of this one it is still available to book online.  If it has to be cancelled bookings will be refunded from box office just as soon as it is allowed to open.


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