Voices at the End of the Universe

A Luxmuralis and St Andrews Voices Production

18 - 19th October 2019

See St Andrews like you’ve never seen it before. Step into spaces gleaming with light and echoing with voices, revealing the universe, galaxies and the solar system. 


St Andrews Voices is proud to welcome award-winning light-projection artists, Luxmuralis, to Scotland for the first time. Joining forces with the Festival’s 2019 Ensemble in Residence, The Gesualdo Six, they will create a truly spectacular and immersive light/voice experience drawing on the theme of space. The town-wide project features internal Son-et-Lumiere, artworks, and sound and light installations that will transform the interior of some of St Andrews’ most beautiful spaces. Running over two evenings, across a number of venues and involving the local community through the Festival’s outreach programme, this is an event not to miss.

General admission to all venues £10
Guided tour + general admission £25
Please be aware these installations include some loud sounds, music and moving and flashing images throughout the experience, as well as bright lights and areas of darkness within the spaces. Some of the satellite venues are small, so there may be a queue.


Buchanan Gardens, St Andrews KY16 9LX

The University of St Andrews Observatory will be open to the public during the week of the festival to celebrate the collaboration between St Andrews Voices and the University. More details to be released in due course. 

Main Installation

Main Installation, 7-10pm

Ticketed, timed entry every half-hour

Holy Trinity Church, South Street

Old meets new as St Andrews’ ancient ‘town kirk’ is bathed in digital projections inspired by the wonders of space and filled with music ranging from twelfth-century composer Hildegard von Bingen to the present day. The visuals will run on a 20-minute loop, including a mix of pre-recorded audio and live music from The Gesualdo Six, one of the country’s most exciting young vocal ensembles. Audiences are invited to walk around, or sit, and stay for as long as they wish.

Satellite Venues

Satellite Venues, 7.00 - 9.30pm

All Saints Church, North Castle Street, KY16 9BG
St Leonard’s Chapel, off South Street, KY16 9QJ
Fraser Gallery, 53 South Street, KY16 9QR
BID Community Room, across courtyard from Byre Theatre, KY16 9LA

Explore some of St Andrews’ unique, historic spaces and hidden gems, brought to life through sound, light and colour. Contemplate the Zodiac, listen to the sound of the Sun, re-image the first Moon-landing, or watch the Earth from a spacecraft window. Listen to music inspired by Kepler and Pythagoras, as well as audio created by the Festival’s outreach participants.

Guided Tour

October 18, 2019

Guided tour + general admission £25

Start point revealed on purchase of tickets

This special guided tour, led by Festival Director Sonia Stevenson and Astrophysicist Anne-Marie Weijmans, offers a more a more personal experience of the installations, the background behind their artistic and musical creation, and the science of space. Join us for a drink and an introduction to the project,
before experiencing the magical installations for yourself, stopping for refreshments along the way.

Tickets for the tour are strictly limited, so book early to avoid disappointment.

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This co-production is kindly supported by EventScotland and St Andrews Community Trust

St Andrews Voices, Laidlaw Music Centre, Queen's Terrace, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9QF


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