History


(Re)discovering Vivaldi 1

It seems that we owe the treasure that is the Vivaldi Gloria, not only to the 18th century ‘Red Priest’ who composed it during […]


Shakespeare and Music

A week ago I spent a delightful evening at the Citizens’ Theatre enveloped in the RSC production of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’. Augmented by […]


And The Winner Is ……

We asked you to tell us your favourite choral music and to aid that process for the last few weeks we’ve been running a […]


Belated Birthday Greetings

Written in 1863 and described by the composer, Gioachino Rossini, as “the last of my péchés de vieillesse“. La Petite Messe Solonnelle was first performed […]


Radical Approach to New Music

We hear that Mark Carroll has been inspired by Strathaven‘s 1820 Radicals. While an image of leader, James ‘Purlie’ Wilson may now be on […]