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For A Winter's Night

Concerts by Candlelight

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Standard  £15.50
Under 26  £12.50
Student  £7
Unemployment Benefits £5
Under 16 Free
Carer Free

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In person at Aberdeen Music Hall, Union Street, Aberdeen AB10 1QS

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Flickering candlelight, atmospheric architecture, and music of illumination and warmth… Our much-loved December concerts provide an alternative to the usual musical offerings of the season, filling the beautiful surrounds of Aberdeen’s St Machar’s Cathedral with evocative music to leave you feeling enlightened, inspired – and no doubt a touch festive.

As we celebrate 50 years of championing music for strings, this year’s concert is an anniversary special, showcasing all that the string repertoire has to offer. We’ve pieced together a jigsaw of glittering, illuminating, haunting and uplifting works from across musical styles and centuries, combining pieces that have a special significance for SE with audience and musician favourites. Between melodic Holst, Grieg and Sibelius will come shimmering slices of 21st-century music, a golden era favourite, a folk-inflected song and a beautiful carol

Programme

A journey through centuries and styles, including the following and many more

  1. J. S. Bach
    Goldberg Variation No.13

Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Waltz from Serenade for Strings

Gustav Holst
Ostinato from St. Paul’s Suite

John Tavener
Tears of the Angels

Henryk Górecki
Three Pieces In Old Style (No.3)

Anna Meredith
Variation on Tullochgorun

Erkki-Sven Tüür
Insula Deserta

Accessibility

This venue is wheelchair accessible. Please note that the closest accessible toilet is located in The Hub on St Machar’s Drive. A helpful guide on access facilities can be found here. If you have any specific requirements please get in touch at office@scottishensemble.co.uk or call 0141 334 4747 and we will be happy to help.

What to Expect

If this is your first time attending a Scottish Ensemble performance and you’re not quite sure what to expect, you may be interested in the What to Expect page on our website.

The programme for this concert will be available online before the concert and large print and audio versions can be provided on request.

If you have any more questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch by emailing office@scottishensemble.co.uk or by giving us a call on 0141 332 4747.

St Machar’s Cathedral, Aberdeen

Thu 5 Dec 2019 at 7:30 pm

18 The Chanonry, Aberdeen, Scotland AB24 1RQ United Kingdom