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Saturday 19th October 2019

Come & Sing: Haydn's 'Creation' with Owain Park and The Gesualdo Six

October 18, 2019

10.00am, Younger Hall, North Street
£10 (50% off for students and under 26)

Approx. Running Time: 120mins

Your opportunity to join the Festival’s Ensemble in Residence The Gesualdo Six and their Artistic Director, Owain Park for a morning of choral singing. Open to all keen choral singers, this workshop will feature extracts from Haydn’s much-loved oratorio ‘The Creation’. Sheet music will be available in advance.

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Sing-Along: The Greatest Showman

October 18, 2019

10.00am and 2.00pm, The Byre Theatre - Studio
£6 / £19 Family Ticket

Approx. Running Time: 120mins

Two screenings of the 2017 hit featuring Hugh Jackman and Zac Efron; inspired by the imagination of P.T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation. With memorable songs for all to sing-along too, this is an event for all; bring your friends, bring your family.

Space & Song: Family Afternoon

October 18, 2019

2.00pm, All Saints Church Hall
£3 per child

Approx. Running Time: 120mins

A relaxed drop in afternoon for all the family bringing together all the themes of the 2019 Festival. Singing sessions, arts & crafts and interactive space sessions led by Astrophysicist, Anne-Marie Weijmans and students from the Astrophysics Department. Come and join us! Suitable for ages 4+

FRINGE: Music of the Heavens - University of St Andrews Renaissance Singers and Alumni

October 18, 2019

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. 

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Voices at the End of the Universe with Luxmuralis

October 18, 2019

A new partnership between St Andrews Voices Festival and the award-winning light projection artists, Luxmuralis was launched on Tuesday 26 March 2019 in Holy Trinity Church, St Andrews, where a preview of the work which will be at the heart of the 2019 St Andrews Voices Festival in October was shown.

Luxmuralis’ Artistic Director, Peter Walker and Composer, David Harper will bring the interior of the church to life with projections and pre-recorded music sung by Gesualdo Six, intertwined with Harper’s own sound design. Guests can wander round and experience the visual artwork and music.

 

Please visit dedicated Luxmuralis page here for full information

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David McAlmont presents Billie Holiday at Carnegie Hall

October 18, 2019

9.00pm, Byre Theatre - Main Auditorium
£15 (50% off for students and under 26)

Approx. Running Time: 75mins

‘David McAlmont is one of British pop’s most precious hidden treasures. His voice is a sublime and miraculous thing’
The Independent

Inspired by the legendary 1956 concert at which Billie Holiday’s music was accompanied by extracts from her autobiography ‘Lady Sings The Blues’, David McAlmont gives his unique interpretations of the Lady Day catalogue while quoting from Holiday’s extraordinary life story. The show includes many of the best-known
Holiday songs, ranging from the optimism of her 1930s work (What A Little Moonlight Can Do, Fine And Mellow) through her 1940s Torch songs (My Man, I Cover The Waterfront) to her self-penned classics Don’t Explain and Lady Sings The Blues – and many more.

Singer and songwriter David McAlmont, best-known for his collaborations with ex-Suede guitarist Bernard Butler, has long had an interest in jazz and has recorded with Courtney Pine, Michael Nyman and David Arnold.

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