St Bride's: Music - Lunchtime Recitals

St Salvator's Chapel Choir, University of St Andrew's

Friday, 23 March at 1:15pm - FREE ADMITTANCE - Retiring Collection

St Salvator's Chapel Choir, University of St Andrew's

R Vaughan Williams

from Mass in G minor

Kyrie

Agnus Dei

J S Bach

Komm, Jesu, komm BWV 229

J Brahms

Herzliebster Jesu op. 122 (Organ solo)

J Brahms

Warum ist das licht gegeben dem Mühseligen?

Anselm McDonnell

Hinneni

Sir James MacMillan

O Radiant Dawn

St Salvator's Chapel Choir is the flagship choir of the University of St Andrews, Scotland. A mixed voice ensemble of around 30 students, its history extends back to the founding of the University in the early fifteenth century, when students were obliged to sing in the University's chapel. These choristers were referred to as the 'Choristi Sanctiandree'. Today, under the direction of Tom Wilkinson, the choir performs a broad repertoire spanning the six centuries of the University's history. In addition to three sung services per week and extensive ceremonial duties, the choir enjoys a busy schedule of concerts, international tours and broadcasts on radio and TV, as well as appearances at international festivals including, most recently, the Thüringer Bachwochen (Germany) and the Haarlem Koorbiennale (The Netherlands). Committed to the performance of new music, St Salvator's Chapel Choir regularly commissions and performs works for both liturgical and secular contexts. In recent years the choir has been privileged to work with musicians such as Sir James MacMillan, Paul Mealor, and Dame Emma Kirkby.

photo: Oli Walker

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'[an] unaffected and lovely performance' Gramophone

'impeccable diction' Early Music Review

'St Salvator's Chapel Choir brings to the proceedings a youthful freshness of timbre, pure intonation, and a keen sense of the musical architecture' Fanfare

'This superb music calls forth ecstatic beauty, indeed perfection, from the choir.' Organists' Review

'An excellent CD...well performed' Choir and Organ (*****)

St Salvator's Chapel Choir is the flagship choir of the University of St Andrews, Scotland. A mixed voice ensemble of around 30 students, its history extends back to the founding of the University in the early fifteenth century, when students were obliged to sing in the University's chapel. These choristers were referred to as the 'Choristi Sanctiandree'. Today, under the direction of Tom Wilkinson, the choir performs a broad repertoire spanning the six centuries of the University's history. In addition to three sung services per week and extensive ceremonial duties, the choir enjoys a busy schedule of concerts, international tours and broadcasts, as well as appearances at international festivals including the Thüringer Bachwochen (Germany) and the Haarlem Koorbiennale (The Netherlands).