The wonderful selection of events and art works for Lentfest are underway. Check the website www.lentfest.co.uk
One of the highlights will be on Wednesday 7 March at 7.30pm in the University of Glasgow Memorial Chapel when James MacMillan, Scottish composer, will introduce his own work ‘Why is this night different?’ It is centred around the Passover inspired String Quartet No 2 and will be played by St Patrick’s Ensemble.
There are also talks, exhibitions and the launch of the play by Stephen Callaghan, The Martyrdom of Saint John Ogilvie. This will tour almost a dozen community church halls starting on Saturday 10 March at 7.30pm in Glasgow University Memorial Chapel and finishing on Saturday 31 March at St Aloysius Church in Garnethill. It will be performed by people from across the Archdiocese of Glasgow as AGAP Community Theatre.
During Holy Week Glasgow Cathedral in Castle Street G4, will be the venue for three important works. On Monday 2 April the Great Passiontide Works for Organ – Bach, Brahms, Liszt and Reubke – will be played by Iain Simcock. On Tuesday 3 April he will direct the Choir of Glasgow Cathedral in Miserere (Allegri, Charpentier, Victoria, Brahms, Bruckner, Poulenc). On Wednesday 4 April, Iain will lead Lecons de tenebres by Francois Couperin with Morgane Collomb, soprano, Laura Jarrell, soprano and Alexandre Ducene, Viole de gambe.
Tuesday 12 April
Renfield St Stephen’s Church
260 Bath Street, Glasgow
(opposite King’s Theatre)
Sandie Bishop: violin
Flora Tzanetaki: piano
Emily Walker: cello
Beethoven Violin sonata No 8 in G major – Champagne
Brahms Cello Sonata No 2 in F major Op.99
Brahms Piano Trio in C minor Op. 101
Tickets £7 at the door- includes refreshments
Under 16s free
One of the oldest established orchestras in the UK – Glasgow Orchestral Society – will be playing at Sherbrooke St Gilbert’s Church in Nithsdale Road, Pollokshields on Saturday 22 May. The 60 strong band of talented musicians will perform Verdi’s Nabucco Overture, Brahms, Violin Concerto, and Tchaikowsky’s 4th Symphony under the baton of Conductor Marco Romano. Founded in 1870, the orchestra is composed of amateur musicians who play at professional level. The concert starts at 7.30pm with tickets on the door at £10 or £6 concession. See their website: www.gos.org.uk for information for musicians interested in joining them.