Looking back on our 2022 at Scottish Ensemble

With 2022 coming to a close, we're looking back on our year of performances and sharing recordings and digital content you can enjoy over the festive break.

20 December 2022

Jonathan Morton presenting Concerts by Candlelight, Christmas tree in background

With 2022 coming to a close, we wanted to say thank you to everyone who has supported us this year, through generous donations, attending our performances or watching our digital content. 

We thought you might like to know about some of the performances we have available on our website, for you to enjoy over the winter break.  

Here are a few highlights from our shows in 2022 that you can discover online: 

Tchaikovsky by Heart was our first show of the year in February, which saw us ditch our music, store our iPads, and perform completely from memory. You can listen to our recording of Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings on Spotify here.

In April we co-produced and performed at The Bridge Festival. Supported by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union, we worked with and hosted some of Europe’s most adventurous ensembles in Glasgow for four days of inspiring thought-provoking music. This one-off project was captured via a short documentary, which you can watch here

In May we collaborated with Creative Lives on our Scottish Creations Tour. Bringing a new composition by Ailie Robertson to venues in the Highlands, Islands, Aberdeen, and Dundee. This tour was accompanied by an exhibition of art from makers from across Scotland, each inspired by a Scottish place, person, memory or myth. Ailie’s work – Archetypes – is an instantly catchy, spell-binding journey through archetypal characters – you can watch a recording of the performance we gave in Shetland on our website here and view a digitized exhibition here. 

In September we collaborated with MishMash productions to create in Sync a performance specifically designed for younger audiences which combined movement, storytelling and diverse classical, world and folk music. You can listen to our in Sync playlist on Spotify here.

And finally, in December we returned to Churches and Kirks across Scotland for our Concerts by Candlelight tour which played to over 2000 audience members. You can listen to a recording of our Edinburgh show online here. 

We hope you will join us again in 2023 for another year of musical discoveries, creative collaborations, and innovative concerts throughout Scotland and beyond!  

Have a wonderful festive season.

Musicians bowing at the end of Concerts by Candlelight
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