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St Mary's Cathedral
Palmerston Place
EH12 5AW


Johann Sebastian BachCello Suite no.1 in G major, BWV 1007
Knut NystedtImmortal Bach
John TavenerSvyati
Eriks EsenvaldsIn Paradisum


Su-a Lee – cello
Brian Schiele – viola
Alistair Digges – Director

Edinburgh Singers

Programme Note

The Edinburgh Singers present the first concert of their 2019-20 season: Immortal Bach.

The focus of our concert will be Bach – JS Bach, for chorus and for cello along with other members of the Bach family as well as Bach reimagined by Knut Hystedt in the piece which gives us our concert title – “Immortal Bach”.  We will also be presenting Tavener’s emotionally charged “Svyati” and will bring our concert to a stunning close with Ēriks Ešenvalds’ “In Paradisum”.

The choir is thrilled that renowned cellist Su-a Lee will be joining us to start our new season of concerts.  After graduating from the Juilliard School, Seoul-born Su-a moved to Scotland to take up the role of Assistant Principal Cello with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, a position she continues to hold.  She is also very much in demand as a soloist and chamber music performer of extraordinary variety.

The concert will be performed in the atmospheric St Mary’s Cathedral, providing a rich acoustic for music of such depth.

Immortal Bach

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