St Columba’s Chapel Trust concert on Thursday 28 June 6:30PM
St Columba’s Chapel Trust is pleased to announce a concert on Thursday 28t June at 6.30pm.
Following a residency in the week of the concert, in which the artists will be working on expanding their repertoire, Calum Robertson (clarinet and bass clarinet) and Sally Carr (soprano) are performing in St Columba’s Chapel.
Their programme will have something for all tastes. Not for the first time the chapel will be the scene of a UK premiere, this time of songs by one of America’s leading composers, Lori Laitman, based on words by Nobel laureate Nelly Sachs, who escaped the Holocaust in 1940. Other highlights include three songs without words by Vaughan Williams for soprano and clarinet and music for a 1920s silent film reworked by its composer, Michael Nyman, for soprano and clarinet as a setting for the Walt Whitman poem, Manhatta.
Sally has just finished her BMus degree at The University of Edinburgh studying voice with Susan Hamilton. She is this years’ winner of The Tovey Recital Prize at the university. She began her musical career as a chorister at St Mary’s Cathedral, Edinburgh and as a pupil at St Mary’s Music School. She is currently the soprano choral scholar at Old Saint Paul’s, Edinburgh. She has sung with “Genesis 16”, a training choir run by Harry Christopher, and now sings with “Echo,” a group set up by former conducting scholar, Sarah Latto, comprised of former singers of the scheme.
Calum is a graduate of The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and a Live Music Now Scotland artist. He freelances with The Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra and BBC Philharmonic. He plays with the wind quintet Sirocco Winds and pianist Juliette Philogene. He enjoys a wide-ranging freelance career both as a performer and teacher. He is also an organist and is Assistant Director of Music at Old Saint Paul’s.
Admission to the concert is free (though any donation at the door to cover costs would be appreciated). There will be refreshments (free) in the interval and at the end. It is helpful to reserve seats to ensure we have space by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, telephone number and number of seats required or call Louise Lewis on 07767 443504 or 01277 352567. Parking will be available close to the Chapel, follow signs on arrival