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The Edinburgh Singers - Hail, gladdening light

Heavenly a cappella music spanning five centuries

Add to my Calendar 19-03-2016 19:30 19-03-2016 21:30 36 The Edinburgh Singers - Hail, gladdening light Hail, gladdening light is a programme of heavenly acappella music spanning five centuries, performed in the beautiful setting of Edinburgh's Old St Paul's, and promises The Edinburgh Singers at their finest. The Edinburgh Singers has been at the forefront of Scotland's musical heritage as one of its leading non-professional choirs. The choir strives for the highest standard of performance, tackling a varied and challenging repertoire. They are renowned for vibrant, moving and expressive performances from early Baroque to the present day. In addition to regular concerts, the choir has collaborated with Scottish Opera and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, and has appeared on BBC TV’s Songs of Praise and Radio 4 Sunday Worship. Since the appointment of inspirational Musical Director Alistair Digges in February 2015, the choir has gone from strength to strength, undertaking a number of ambitious and exciting projects. These have included performing a whole concert of choral works by living Scottish composers; showcasing a selection of Scottish, American and French music on tour in Paris, with performances in Saint-Sulpice, La Madeleine and the American Cathedral; raising over £1,800 for CLIC Sargent with a “Come and Sing” Fauré's Requiem; and hosting a collaborative concert with the esteemed London Oriana Choir. Old St Paul's Scottish Episcopal Church, Edinburgh DD/MM/YYYY

Details

Old St Paul's Scottish Episcopal Church
39 Jeffrey Street
Edinburgh
EH1 1DH
Scotland


Programme

Antonio LottiCrucifixus a 8 voci
Thomas TallisIf Ye Love Me
William ByrdSing Joyfully unto God Our Strength
Gregorio AllegriMiserere
Felix MendelssohnKyrie Eleison, WoO 24
Felix MendelssohnEhre sei Gott in der Höhe, WoO 26
Felix MendelssohnHeilig, WoO 27
Josef Gabriel Rheinberger3 Geistliche Gesänge, Op.69: Abendlied
Charles WoodHail, gladdening light
~ Interval ~
Dobri HristovTebe Poem
Gustav HolstAve Maria, Op.9b
Stephen PaulusPilgrims' hymn
Henryk GóreckiTotus Tuus, Op.60
Philip StopfordAve, Regina Caelorum
Eric WhitacreSleep

Performers

Edinburgh Singers

Programme Note

Hail, gladdening light is a programme of heavenly acappella music spanning five centuries, performed in the beautiful setting of Edinburgh's Old St Paul's, and promises The Edinburgh Singers at their finest.

The Edinburgh Singers has been at the forefront of Scotland's musical heritage as one of its leading non-professional choirs. The choir strives for the highest standard of performance, tackling a varied and challenging repertoire. They are renowned for vibrant, moving and expressive performances from early Baroque to the present day. In addition to regular concerts, the choir has collaborated with Scottish Opera and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, and has appeared on BBC TV’s Songs of Praise and Radio 4 Sunday Worship.

Since the appointment of inspirational Musical Director Alistair Digges in February 2015, the choir has gone from strength to strength, undertaking a number of ambitious and exciting projects. These have included performing a whole concert of choral works by living Scottish composers; showcasing a selection of Scottish, American and French music on tour in Paris, with performances in Saint-Sulpice, La Madeleine and the American Cathedral; raising over £1,800 for CLIC Sargent with a “Come and Sing” Fauré's Requiem; and hosting a collaborative concert with the esteemed London Oriana Choir.

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