4.30pm, St Salvator's Chapel, North Street
Free, but ticketed - please book via Byre Theatre
Approx. Running Time: 70mins
St Andrews Voices is delighted to host this reunion celebrating many decades of local choral-music-making. Dating back to 1955, The Renaissance Group (as it was known) led by Douglas and Hazel GIfford, introduced generations of students and staff to the glories of Renaissance choral music. It still exists under its new name of the University of St Andrews Renaissance Singers, now directed by Gillian Craig, and this performance marks a coming-together of the choir past and present.
In a programme inspired by ‘Music of the Heavens’, the two choirs will perform together, and
separately, music by Monteverdi, Palestrina, Victoria, Byrd, Taverner, and Philip Stopford – whose ‘Ave Maris Stella’ was commissioned by St Andrews Voices in 2015. Brian Bannatyne-Scott (Bass), Honorary Professor of Singing at St Andrews University and a former member of the Renaissance Singers, will also perform songs by Schubert and Tchaikovsky.