Musica Adventus: Concerts by Candlelight
With a programme including:
Guitar Concerto in D major, RV 93
J. S. Bach
Chorale Prelude (from The Art of Fugue)
Concerto Grosso in G minor (‘Christmas Concerto’)
Intermezzo (from St. Paul’s Suite)
Flickering candlelight, atmospheric architecture, and music of illumination, reflection and warmth…
Scottish Ensemble’s much-loved advent concert pairs glowing candles with music of hidden depths. Renaissance and Baroque works full of radiant festive charm sit alongside lingering contemporary sounds that will stay with you long after the concert ends.
The UK’s leading string orchestra will be joined by the talented Sean Shibe on classical guitar. Avoiding cliches, challenging pre-conceptions and championing the new, the BBC New Generation artist has been turning heads at high-profile concerts and music festivals since only recently graduating from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and, in May 2018, won a prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society award.
“genius, a term which should rarely be applied to performing musicians, but at 25 he has it”
The Arts Desk on Sean Shibe
Scottish Ensemble is the UK’s leading string orchestra; a group of outstanding musicians championing music for strings. Led by violinist Jonathan Morton, SE crosses genres, styles, musical periods and art forms to create new connections and offer new perspectives, whilst delivering rewarding live performances of the highest quality. Increasingly known for their bold and adventurous collaborations with artists from other fields, SE perform across Scotland, the UK and internationally.
From 7:30PM to 9:30PM
Crichton Memorial Church, Dumfries, DG1 4UQ