north east scotland's festival of new music

Sound A New Song

University of St Andrews Chapel Choir
Edinburgh University Chamber Choir
University of Aberdeen Chamber Choir
with Thistle Brass Quintet, Tom Wilkinson, organ and Michael Bawtree, conductor


  • James MacMillan A new song
  • James MacMillan Exsultet
  • James MacMillan Gaudeamus in loci pace
  • Gabriel Jackson The Spacious Firmament I & II (Scottish Première)
  • Tarik O'Regan The Night's Untruth (Scottish Première)
  • Paul Mealor Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal (JAM Commission: World Première)

The three choirs of University of St Andrews Chapel Choir, University of Aberdeen Chamber Choir and Edinburgh University Chamber Choir join forces for this groundbreaking Scottish tour, culminating in this Aberdeen concert.

75 singers from across Scotland perform a programme of powerfully dramatic and deeply sonorous contemporary works by leading composers James MacMillan, Gabriel Jackson, Tarik O'Regan and Paul Mealor.


Sunday 31 October 2010, 2.30 pm

St Machar's Cathedral, The Chanonry, Old Aberdeen, Aberdeen, AB24 1RQ

Ticket Prices: £12, £8 conc, £5 students on the door <book here>

In association with London's John Armitage Memorial Concerts (JAM) and University of Aberdeen

Founded in 2000, JAM (John Armitage Memorial trust) plays a vital role in ensuring the future of music in the UK. Annually, JAM commissions and encourages the writing of new work for choir, brass and organ (or any combination of these). Unique in this field, JAM then ensures multiple performances of the music in concerts throughout the UK. To date, JAM has performed over 50 new works and regularly collaborates with festivals and organisations, including BBC, to achieve its aims.
Also see: read a related article in Classical Music Magazine
Also see: read a review of this event in The Herald