‘a diverse and classy showcase of vocal music’ The Herald
St Andrews Voices is Scotland's only festival of vocal and choral music. It takes place each October in the magnificent setting of St Andrews on the Fife coast.
Launched in 2012 by Artistic Director Sonia Stevenson, 'Voices' has established its place in the Scottish musical calendar and is admired for its diverse programming, presenting some of the finest singers from the UK and beyond. Since 2012, we have welcomed Ian Bostridge, Voces8, Roderick Williams, The Sixteen, King Creosote, I Fagolini, Tenebrae Choir, John Mark Ainsley, Scottish Opera, Patricia Hodge and Twelfth Day among others.
'It gets better and better'
'Great vibe, good music, good prices'
'The festival is a wonderful way to enjoy a wide range of vocal music. Each year brings new delights.'
As well as concerts and events, there are opportunities to get involved with the festival through our education programme. Singing can be good for your health by helping to reduce stress, release tension and improve blood circulation. Even attending live music events can elevate your mood. We provide opportunities for people to take part in singing workshops connected to the festival as well as developing longer-term outreach projects for people in Fife. See our education page for more details.
St Andrews is a uniquely beautiful, historic University town with a vibrant musical culture, unrivalled scenery and an international reputation as the home of golf. It continues to inspire us as we utilise its unique spaces and draw on its history to programme and present the festival. For more details about St Andrews click here.
‘…a spectrum of music that was astounding in delivery…
another world class display of a cappella music.’ Courier
‘Lovely atmosphere, lovely people, lovely venues, splendid music!’ Audience member
‘…one of the highlights of the St Andrews calendar’ The Saint
We are very proud to have been awarded the EFFE label for 2019/20. Festivals who are awarded the label are embedded in the European artistic, cultural and social reality. Find out more here.