Recent Concerts

Read here about our recent concerts. To find out about earlier performances go to Archive.


Mozart’s Requiem

7.30pm 2nd June, St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral, Great Western Road, Glasgow

Conducted by Christopher Barr

The West End Festival Orchestra


Rose Stachniewska, soprano

Heather Ireson, mezzo

Connor Smith, tenor

Colin Murray, bass


Requiem.   Mozart

Insanae et Vanae Curae,  Haydn

Symphony No 101 (The Clock)   Haydn (the Orchestra)

2017Continental Assortment

7.30pm, Sunday 21st May

St Mary’s Episcopal Church, Auchingramont Road, Hamilton

Brahms: Schicksalslied;  Alto Rhapsody

Fauré: Tantum Ergo

Duruflé: Requiem


Lynn Bellamy, soprano, Jerome Knox, baritone, Mark Browne, organ, Conducted by Christopher Barr



Vivaldi Meets the Cool

7.30pm Sunday 8th May, St Mary’s Episcopal Church, Auchingramont Road,Hamilton

with New Focus, Jazz Duo Euan Stevenson and Konrad Wiszneiski

Songs and Sonnets by Shearing and Shakespeare

In a Foreign Land by Euan Stevenson for Choir and Jazz Duo: European Premiere

Gloria by Antonio Vivaldi

with Joanna Norman, Soprano; Lynn Bellamy, Mezzo, David Hamilton, Organ

Past to Present  

 Saturday 13 June 2015. 7.30pm. St Mary’s Cathedral, Great Western Road, Glasgow.

 Rossini: Petite Messe Solennelle

Hazel McBain  soprano

Penelope Cousland mezzo soprano

Ross McLean Tenor

Andrew McTaggart Bass

Carroll: Shame, Shame, He Dies For His Country

World Premiere

Christopher Barr  Conductor

Susan Holmes  Piano

WEF logo 2015

This concert may be recorded for broadcast on BBC Radio 3

Rossini’s little solemn Mass will feature in our Blog throughout the weeks leading to the concert.  As indeed will Mark G Carroll’s brand new ‘Shame, Shame, He Dies for His Country’, commissioned especially for Strathaven Choral Society.  Read more about Adopt a Composer.

Mystics and Spirits: Sunday 23rd November, 2014, Scout and Guide Hall, Strathaven

Spirituals from a Child of Our Time, Michael Tippett

Five Mystical Songs, Vaughan Williams

Feel the Spirit, John Rutter

Zoe Perman, soprano

Julia Daramy-Williams, mezzo-soprano

Ross McLean, tenor

Brian McBride, baritone

Fiona Dobson, piano

Conducted by Christopher Barr


Transatlantic Connection: Sunday 18th May 2014, Cadzow Parish Church, Hamilton

Fiona Buchanan (soprano) Jonathan Kennedy (baritone)
Piano Fiona Hobson Organ and piano John Gormley

Conductor Christopher Barr

Gabriel Fauré: Requiem

Eric Whitacre: Seal Lullaby

Aaron Copland: Old American Songs; Stomp Your Foot

Christmas Carol Concert with the children of St. Patrick’s Primary School Choir

Sunday 15th December 2013, Rankin Church, Strathaven

Carols by Candlelight

Thursday 12th December 2013, New Lanark Mill Hotel