"Welcome to Distant Voices, our virtual festival which took place on the 17th October on World Singing Day, with a delicious mix of pre-festival events for you to enjoy too. All performances our now available to Catch Up on following the links below. Please note that the events went live 5-10mins early with a holding screen so you may have to fast forward to the start of each performance. Do get in touch with us (via social media or ) if you have any problems with access, or to let us know your thoughts ."
Amanda, Festival Director
Saturday 17th October, 9.00am
Walks around St Andrews
We have all enjoyed getting outdoors over the past few months, so we hope you enjoy our coastal walks around St Andrews with accompanying playlist to enjoy on your feet or from your armchair.
Saturday 17th October, 5.00pm
Watch on Catch Up below!
Friends for over ten years, Hannah Rarity (BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2018) and Lawrence Smith (Shakespeare’s Globe, National Theatre of Scotland, Avenue Q) are thrilled to perform together for the first time - albeit at six feet apart.
Saturday 17th October, 9.00pm
LIVE from Laidlaw Music Centre
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.
Friday 16th October, 1.10pm
Watch on catch up below!
As part of LAIDLAW LIVE, vocal students from the University of St Andrews perform a varied concert as part of the Music Society's Lunchtime Concert Series.
Saturday 17th October, 12.00pm
Dawn Hartley and Quee MacArthur, directors of Sea Path, offer an online physical warm up for singers. With live music played by Quee to accompany the moves, the session is intended as a gentle preparation for the day's singing.
Saturday 17th October, 3.00pm
If you are curious to learn more about Singing For Lung Health and Well-being, then join Rachel for an introductory workshop session via Zoom,
as part of Distant Voices.
Saturday 17th October, 6.00pm
Performed from Glasgow
Singing for Dementia is an important part of St Andrews Voices' year round activity. In 2020, we partnered with Live Music Now Scotland to present a series of digital performances for our community. Voice and Verse perform for you today.