Monday, 11 February 2013

Sketching & Song in St Giles Cathedral, Heriot-Watt Choir, Sunday 10th Feb 2013

A post that doesn't fit with my normal themes - no landscape, no nature, no birds...

St Giles Cathedral, Heriot-Watt choir and chamber choir, 10th February 2013. pencil on paper
... but music...

Last night the choir and chamber choir of Heriot-Watt University performed in St Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh. Every Sunday a 6-7pm St Giles' at Six free concert takes place there, anyone can go along.

I really look forward to the two Heriot-Watt concerts there each year - one the choir, one the orchestra. It's a treat to spend a whole hour in such special surroundings, sitting looking and listening as music echoes in and out and around the dark-stone arches and columns.
This time I sat at the very back so I could sketch without disturbing anyone, but I had to stop often to listen fully to the music - especially a beautiful spine-tingling solo sung by a member of the chamber choir.

Heriot-Watt concerts are really really worth attending (not just because Jennifer performs in them.) Keep an eye on what's coming up on the Heriot-Watt website or email Steve King, conductor and Director of Music, to be added to their music mailing list - .

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