3 - 11 December 2019

For a Winter’s Night

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.

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 candle-lit churches and cathedrals with evocative music to leave you feeling enlightened, inspired – and no doubt a touch festive.

Step out of the winter cold and Christmas cacophony, and come with us on a musical journey of reflection.

  • A journey through centuries and styles, including the following and many more
  • 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 Tullochgorm
  • Erkki-Sven Tüür
    Insula Deserta

Resources & Downloads

  • For a Winter's Night - Programme

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