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Please note the Edinburgh concert is now sold-out. Tickets might be available from the Queen's Hall box office: 0131 668 2019.
A ROSE IN WINTER
In the Stillness
Drop down ye heavens
Locus Iste; Ave Maria; Virga Jesse
PRAETORIUS arr SANDSTRÖM
Es ist ein Ros entsprungen
and music by Tallis, Kenneth Leighton and Sir James MacMillan as well as traditional Christmas carols.
BEN PARRY – Conductor
Join the SCO Chorus for a festive and reflective mix of ancient and contemporary music, exploring symbolism associated with the Virgin Mother, Mary. The programme includes Sally Beamish’s In the Stillness, which beautifully captures the hushed rapture of a small parish church in a snowbound landscape and Cecilia McDowell’s intimate Ave Regina. There’s also music by Sweelinck, Kenneth Leighton and Sir James MacMillan as well as traditional Christmas carols. Be sure to book early!
Digital editions of the programmes are now available for sale for £2 from https://issuu.com/scomusic
These can be purchased and read online or downloaded the morning of the first concert of the week. We will then make these available free of charge the following Monday.
Traditional printed programmes will still be on sale at the venue for £3.
Ben Parry has a busy career as a conductor, composer, arranger, singer and producer in both classical and light music fields. He has made over 80 CD recordings and his compositions and arrangements are published by Oxford University Press, Peters Edition and Faber Music, including the popular Faber Carol Book and Music for Special Occasions. He collaborates regularly with the writer Garth Bardsley: their choral piece Flame was performed by a choir of 300 singers at the Royal Albert Hall in the 2012 BBC Proms and their carol Three Angels by King's College Choir on BBC TV's Carols from King's.
The Scottish Chamber Orchestra Chorus has built a reputation as one of Scotland’s most vibrant and versatile choirs. Widely regarded as one of the finest orchestral choruses in the UK, it celebrated its 25th Anniversary in 2016.