Sunday, November 16, 2008

Blatant concert advert

Glasgow Chamber Choir is performing in Glasgow and Edinburgh next weekend, 22nd and 23rd November 2008, and I hope you don’t mind me reminding you of it.

In fact, since 22nd November is St Cecilia’s day, and she is the patron saint of musicians and church music, it seems right that you should come to the concert on that day!

As you can see from the image of the poster it’s a progamme of Germanic choral music, and includes a combination of UK and Scottish premieres of some works by Hans Gál, who fled Vienna to settle in Edinburgh when Hitler annexed Austria in 1938, living and working there until his death in 1987. Other pieces are by Schütz and Brahms.

I’m not sure about the Edinburgh concert, but I believe there will be wine available at the Glasgow one, and as ever it’d be great to see you there for a small refreshment after the concert. Of course, you’ll be able to have a refreshment at the interval too, but I won’t!

The Glasgow concert, on Saturday, is in the rather lovely St Margaret’s Episcopal Church in Newlands at 7.30pm. St Margaret’s is at the corner of Kilmarnock Road and Newlands Road, just south of the main shopping at Shawlands, and 375 yards south of Pollokshaws east railway station. (map)

The Edinburgh concert, on Sunday, is at the earlier time of 4pm and is in the historic Canongate Kirk, which is at 153 Canongate, near the bottom of the Royal Mile and not too far from Holyrood Palace. (map)

You can buy tickets at the door for each concert, beforehand from any choir member or, thanks to modern technology, you can buy them online for the Glasgow concert by following this link. If it works.

Hope to see you at one or both.


  1. Was at a concert at the Canongate Kirk last weekend (Friday 7th). Wine was served beforehand in the foyer, but you were not allowed to take it into the body of the Kirk.

  2. ...oh and I will probably be at the Saturday concert as the choir I sing in - Strathaven Choral Society - is performing on Sunday afternoon (yes also a blatant advert). More details here.

  3. I'm afraid I am otherwise engaged on the 22nd. But I hope all goes well.