Welcome to Scottish Voices!
Scottish Voices is a chamber music ensemble (pictured below), based in Glasgow, Scotland (pictured above), directed by composer Graham Hair.
Doing What We Do…..The photo above was taken during the Scottish Voices rehearsal on May 28, 2021, in the Renfield Centre on Bath Street in Glasgow. The performers in the photo are (from left to right): Simon Bird (trumpet obbligato), Toni James (piano), Sharron Griffiths (harp), director Graham Hair, Alison McNeill (soprano), Frances Morrison-Allen (soprano) and Laura Margaret Smith (mezzo-soprano).
[* Footnote to funding bodies: this website also serves as Graham Hair’s personal site (details under “Personnel/Director and Co-director” drop-down menu, under which “Director: Detailed CV” is a sub-menu ); to go to this sub-menu – Click here]
Doing What We Do…..The photo above was taken after the Scottish Voices recital on April 14, 2019, in the Old South Church on Boylston Street in Boston, Massachussetts, in the United States. The performers in the photo are (from left to right): Anne Lewis (mezzo-soprano), Yelena Beriyeva (pianist), Laura Margaret Smith (mezzo-soprano), Myrna Tennant (soprano), Jacqueline Pollauf (harpist) and Alison McNeill (soprano).
What We Do…..Scottish Voices is a chamber music ensemble, which performs and records music from the Western Classical Tradition: like a string quartet, but constituted of voices, not instruments. However, we often combine forces with various instrumentalists, and some of the instrumentalists who collaborate with us contribute instrumental solo items to our performances and recordings. We are not a choir either (we sing with one voice to a part), although we sometimes combine forces with choirs. The majority of Scottish Voices performers are women. Most of our repertoire is contemporary, ie from the 21st century, although from time to time we also perform music from earlier eras: not excluding the 20th century, and some popular, traditional, “roots” and “multi-cultural” musics, from various parts of the world and in many different languages.
See also the pages following about …….
- What We’ve Done (Our History) — Click here.
- Why We Do What We Do (Our “Mission Statement”) — Click here.
- Our Aims & Objectives : Finding Roots, Connecting Generations, Healing Divisions, Sharing Cultures, Crossing Musical Frontiers — Click here.
- Details of a Plethora of Projects, Past, Present and Future, including concerts, recordings, scores, articles (etc!)