Several recent Scottish Voices concerts formed part of the 2008 New Glasgow Harmonies festival:
Saturday, June 14, 2008 in the Glasgow University Concert Hall (with the Edinburgh Quartet)
in Graham Hair's Octet with Voices
The programme also included
String Quartet by Janet Beat and
String Quartet No 2 by Naresh Sohal
Michael Tumelty, music critic of the Glasgow Herald wrote about this performance:
Graham Hair's plainly-titled Octet with Voices, in which four female singers from Scottish Voices joined with the Edinburgh Quartet in a performance conducted by the composer, was, in fact, far from plain. An exuberant triptych of settings of texts by David Malouf, James McAuley and Judith Wright, the beautifully-crafted Octet, which had all the colour and sensitivity of Ravel, lifted the concert onto a different level, with gleaming singing from the Scottish Voices, and the quartet's best playing of the night.
Monday, June 16, 2008 in the Glasgow University Chapel (with Sharron Griffiths, harp and Kevin Bowyer, chamber organ)
The programme included
Christopher Hutchings's La Belle Dame Sans Merci
Graham Hair's O Venezia
Sally Beamish's Emily Dickinson Songs
Edward McGuire's Celtic Knotwork
Peter Maxwell Davies's Yesnaby Ground and Farewell to Stromness
Paul Ayres's The Departure of the Queen of Sheba
and the anonymous (early sixteenth-century) organ piece Upon "la mi re"
Several Scottish Voices concerts will form part of the 2009 New Glasgow Harmonies festival:
Saturday, May 30, 2008 at the Burrell Collection, Pollok Country Park, 2060 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow G43 1AT; tel. 0141 287 2550
(concert with the Cathures Choir, directed by Katy Cooper)
Sacred Music in the Postmodern Era, and
Music from Several Spiritual Traditions
Swedish Spiritual Folk Music
Contemporary sacred music by composers from Protestant, Catholic, Jewish and Islamic traditions.