Top 5 Moments: Mezzo-soprano Karen Cargill

It’s the start of February, creeping towards the middle of February, and we’ve juuuust entered the busy zone ahead of this month’s tour, called Prophecy (in Edinburgh, Glasgow and London). This is the part where everything hits at once and musicians and office staff look at their to-do lists and realise that, quite suddenly, everything… Read more »

Scottish Ensemble Variations concerts

Our annual concerts by candlelight return to Dundee, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Perth, Aberdeen and Inverness from 3 – 8 December. We’ll be performing Britten’s Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge and Bach’s Goldberg Variations, plus there will be another new musical postcard from Martin Suckling. Our candlelit concerts are very special events, and a great… Read more »


One of the great things about being a string orchestra is how portable we are! It means we can easily get out and about across the country and perform in all kinds of spaces. No trucks, no staging, no timpani to worry about, though we do have to remember our wet weather gear… Performing outside… Read more »

2012-13 Season film

Scottish Ensemble 2012-13 Season film by Hugh Carswell To celebrate the announcement of our new season we commissioned Hugh Carswell to create this gorgeous film for us. Hugh came along with us on the road with us to Cockermouth, where we were performing our co-commission with Perth Concert Hall by James MacMillan, Seraph, with Alison… Read more »