Edinburgh Choir Concert at BirguFest 2013
The Choir of St. Andrew’s and St. George’s West will be presenting “A Musical Pilgrimage, choral journey through five centuries” at the St. Lawrence Church on Saturday 12th October at 19:30 as part of the BirguFest events.
The programme includes music by Tallis, Purcell, Mendelssohn, Rutter, Macmillan as well as a new commissioned piece by Stuart Murray Mitchell based on the eucharistic hymn “Nadurawk, JaĦobz tas-Sema”.
The Choir has a wide repertoire ranging from the 16th to 21st century with a particular focus on new compositions. They perform to a wide audience in Scotland and sing an annual concert in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. In 2012 they sung the first Scottish performance of Ad lucem by Cecilia McDowall in their Concert for Passiontide and earlier this year they gave a performance of Brahms, A German Requiem. They sing regularly for religious broadcasts for both BBC Radio Scotland and BBC Radio 4.The singers have travelled several times to Germany. On their 2010 tour to Westphalia and the Rhineland they sung a wellreceived New Year’s Day Concert in Ahrweiler. In 2011 they visited Oxford to sing services there, and in summer 2012 they performed a successful Jubilee Concert in Bishopsbourne near Canterbury. Choir members range from the professional to the enthusiastic amateur singer with a number of student choral scholars among them.
The choir will be directed by Brigitte Harris, with Christopher Harding accompanying on the piano with the participation the local flute Duo Aulos (Laura Cioffi and Clara Galea).