Advent Sees Scottish Ensemble Perform Scotland Wide Concerts by Candlelight

This December Scottish Ensemble will take its annual Concerts by Candlelight on tour to locations across Scotland for the first time since the Covid-19 pandemic.

Taking place at venues in Aberdeen, Inverness, Perth, Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow, Concerts by Candlelight: Music for Warmth and Restoration is a pre-Christmas musical feast set against a backdrop of shimmering light.

For the first time ever, the presence of violinist and director Matthew Truscott will lead proceedings and Concerts by Candlelight: Music for Warmth and Restoration will offer a selection of music spanning centuries, that includes a variety of genres and styles.

Matthew Truscott said I am very much looking forward to working with Scottish Ensemble to help bring some warmth and restoration to audiences across Scotland with Concerts by Candlelight this December. The programme features music that channels sentiments of courage and overcoming adversity, which seems fitting this year, and I can’t wait to perform in front of live audiences in Scotland once again.”

Beethoven’s Heiliger Dankgesang, a song of thanks for recovery from illness, is one of the most celebrated pieces of string music from any period. Its intimations of past, present and future make it a very fitting tribute to the past 18 months, as we emerge into the ‘new normal’ and enjoy live music together again.

From Henry Purcell to Brahms to Biber and Julia Wolfe’s Four Marys, wherever you are in Scotland this winter, Concerts by Candlelight looks like an outing to consider  for both families and friends.

Concert dates are  2nd – 8th  December 2021 with ticket details as follows:

2nd December – St Machar’s, Aberdeen

3rd December – Inverness Cathedral, Inverness

4th December -St John’s Kirk, Perth

6th December – Caird Hall, Dundee

7th December – Greyfriars’s, Edinburgh

8th December – Wellington Church, Glasgow

Tickets and details available from

Irene Brown

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