Scottish Ensemble’s annual Concerts by Candlelight tour has long been a well-loved favourite in our audiences’ calendars. While we don’t think that squeezing into cosy pews in Scotland’s beautiful churches and cathedrals will be possible this year, we hope you’ll join us for a special filmed version, which premiered on Wednesday 16 December. Light your own candles (carefully!) and set aside an evening to enjoy a spectacular film, rich in glowing atmosphere and steeped in solace.
At the end of a year that has felt out of balance, this year’s programme brings comfort through a sense of symmetry. Patterns, reflections and partnerships will feature in conversational concerti for multiple instruments, intertwining canons and partitas, and music by J.S. Bach, Anna Clyne, Arvo Pärt, Edmund Finnis and George Crumb.
The full programme:
J.S. Bach: Ricercar à 6 from The Musical Offering
Steve Reich: Duet
Canon at the sixth
Canon at the fourth, in contrary motion
from Goldberg Variations
George Crumb: God Music from Black Angels
(solo cello and three bowed wine glasses)
Edmund Finnis: The Centre is Everywhere
Arvo Pärt: Summa
J.S. Bach: Canon in Augmentation and Contrary Motion from Art of Fugue
Anna Clyne: Prince of Clouds
Mykola Leontovych arr. Daniel Pioro: Carol of the Bells
The premiere of this concert took place on 16 December 2020 but you can still book a ticket to watch online – it will be available to watch as many times as you wish until midnight on 12 February 2021.
Your link to watch will be in your confirmation from Eventbrite.
(If you would like to watch the concert on the same screen with other members of your family, please purchase the household ticket if you are able. Scottish Ensemble is a registered charity and all ticket purchases will go towards supporting our organisation and freelance musicians.)