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Scotland's Singing Festival
13 - 17th October 2021

Cop26 Schools Project



Online Virtual Resources


Our free to access digital education project bringing Ellie Jackson's stories to life with music and environmental messaging in collaboration with the Marine Conservation Society, for Cop26 is now available for all.

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Student Song Concert


Friday 15th October, 1.10pm
Laidlaw Music Centre

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As part of LAIDLAW LIVE, vocal students from the University of St Andrews perform a varied repertoire of songs as part of the Music Society's Lunchtime Concert Series raising money for Music in Hospitals and Care Scotland. 

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A Night with Ella
Seonaid Aitken

Friday 15th October, 7.30pm

Laidlaw Music Centre

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Two-time Scottish Jazz Award-winning vocalist, swing violinist, composer/arranger and BBC ‘Jazz Nights’ broadcaster, Fife-born Seonaid Aitken presents her highly acclaimed tribute to the ‘First Lady of Song’

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Saanjh - A Woman's Journey


Saturday 17th October, 4.00pm

Laidlaw Music Centre

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Through collaboration, cultures will merge, blending voice, piano, and tabla, with elements of improvisation and conversation. An innovative soundscape will be created live, as the musicians explore a woman’s journey through dusk.

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Yince a Paradise with
Dunedin Consort

Sunday 17th October, 3.00pm

Holy Trinity Church

£20 / £5 (U30s)

As COP-26 comes to Glasgow this autumn, Dunedin Consort explore music’s relationship with nature and look at how the arts can both reflect and inspire environmental concerns in this choral programme. 

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St Salvator's Chapel Choir


Wednesday 13th October, 1.10pm

Laidlaw Music Centre

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As part of LAIDLAW LIVE, St Salvator's Chapel Choir perform a varied programme including music by Bruckner and Vaughan-Williams in this lunchtime concert from the McPherson Recital Room, reuniting with their singing colleagues for the first in 18 months. 


Song Masterclass with
Lucy Schaufer

Friday 15th October, 2.00pm

Laidlaw Music Centre

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Grammy Award-winning mezzo-soprano, and newly appointed Honorary Professor of Singing at the University of St Andrews, Lucy Schaufer takes vocal students on an afternoon of musical discovery and learning. 

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Vocal Health for Choral

Saturday 16th October, 11.00am

Online (Zoom)


Our accredited Vocal Health Leader, will take choral singers through a vocal refresh and ensure, after months of singing on Zoom, that you are refreshed and in good vocal health ahead of a winter of concerts. 


Triall with
Mary Ann Kennedy

Saturday 16th October, 7.30pm

Laidlaw Music Centre

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Saturday evening sees celebrated Scottish Gael Mary Ann Kennedy complete an epic journey of musical discovery with a stunning concert at Laidlaw Music Centre.


A Landscape of Song


Sunday 17th October, 5.30pm

Laidlaw Music Centre

£15 / £5 (U30s)

Following the release of their debut album of the same time, Andrew McTaggart and Timothy Dean, present a journey of English Song including Finzi’s Earth and Air and Rain. 


Christine Bovill


Thursday 14th October, 7.30pm

St Leonard's School Hall


In partnership with St Andrews Loches Alliance, Cafe Cabaret with Christine Bovill will transport you back to a Parisian scented twilight world; a demi-monde of heroes, outcasts, cynics, and bruised romantics. "The Golden Age of French Song" 

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Festival Choral Evensong


Friday 15th October, 5.30pm

St Salvator's Chapel

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In person, from St Salvator's Chapel, St Andrews, the annual Festival Choral Evensong is a celebration of music and faith. 

Music by St Salvator's Chapel Choir.

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Singing for Health and

Saturday 16th October, 2.00pm

Online (Zoom)

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If you are curious to learn more about Singing For Health and Well-being, then join Rachel (British Lung Foundation, Sing to Beat) for a relaxed, and enjoyable workshop session via Zoom.

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Festival Service


Sunday 17th October, 11.00am

St Salvator's Chapel

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Via Live Stream and in person, the annual Festival Service is a celebration of music and faith. The sermon, The Morning Stars Sang in Chorus, will be preached by visiting preacher, Author of God is Green, Revd Prof Ian Bradley

Music by St Salvator's Chapel Choir.

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