On 24th November 2018 the Scottish Chamber Choir’s concert “To the Field of Stars” features Gabriel Jackson’s extraordinary work for choir, solo cello and percussion inspired by writings on the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela, two pieces by Arvo Part and Bach’s Cello Suite No.2.
On 23rd March 2019 the choir performs the St John Passion by J S Bach at Canongate Kirk.
On 15th June 2019 the choir holds its 50th Anniversary Concert in Old St Paul’s.
This atmospheric and historic venue will resonate to a concert of Scottish choral music through the ages. We will explore the national choral repertoire from early plainchant to a brand new commission and will dip into the choir library to include James MacMillan’s visceral Cantos Sagrados which was commissioned by the SCC in 1989 and now enjoys a prominent place in the international choral repertoire.
We hope you will join us for this celebration of 50 years of creating music in and for Scotland.
Saturday 24 November 2018
Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh
Featuring Gabriel Jackson’s work for choir, solo cello and percussion:
To the Field of Stars
Da pacem Domine – Arvo Part
Virgencita – Arvo Part
Cello Suite No. 2 in D minor – J S Bach
the audience was surrounded by a really powerful sound, full of contrasts of voice and feeling