Johann Sebastian Bach Extracts from Goldberg Variations
Jean Sibelius Rakastava
John Tavener Tears of the Angels
Anna Meredith Scottish Variations
Jonathan Morton, director
Scottish Ensemble's much-loved December concert provides an alternative to the usual musical offerings of the season, filling the beautiful surrounds of St. John's Kirk with evocative music from across centuries and styles.
Celebrating its 50th anniversary, this year the UK's leading string orchestra offers a jigsaw of significant snapshots and fragments from across its history, from pieces that have particularly resonated with audiences to some of its most significant commissions and musical moments. Between Sibelius's Rakastava, Tavener's Tears of The Angels, and extracts from Bach's Goldberg Variations will come arrangements of melodies from a golden era of music, Scottish traditional tunes, and a haunting carol. Step out of the winter cold, and into a space of reflection, contemplation and inspiration.