History of Scottish Voices

Here we provide a selection of documents (concert programmes, photos et al) from 30 years of making music with Scottish Voices.

The photo shows the Scottish Voices quartet in the Concert Hall of Glasgow University after their concert there in 1992: Alice Dumas, Taylor Wilson, Amanda Morrison and Marie-Louise Edmondson.

The photo shows the Scottish Voices quartet on tour in America (overlooking the junction of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers in Virginia) in 2011: Anne Lewis, Frances Morrison-Allen, Alison McNeill and Dorcas Owen.

Frances Morrison-Allen, Alison McNeill, Taylor Wilson and Dorcas Owen, with harpist Helen Thomson, rehearsing with director Graham Hair in the Memorial Chapel of Glasgow University in 2013.

A selected list of performances by Scottish Voices over the 29 years of its history includes: 

Sunday March 7, 1993

Guinness Room, Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama 

Alice Dumas (soprano), Amanda Morrison (soprano), Tracey Wilson (mezzo-soprano), with Rachel Beckles Wilson (piano) and Ricccardo Gallardo (vibraphone).

Nicky Hind The Gentle
Graham Hair Gershwin Encores

Performances by pianist Rachel Beckles Wilson at this joint recital were:
Olivier Messiaen: Ile de Feu 1 & 2
Elliott Carter:
Piano Sonata

A record of subsequent Scottish Voices recitals will follow here soon. Meanwhile, other works performed in the years since the above recital include:

Margaret McAllister Wendung
Hans Gal Drei Lieder
Hamish MacCunn Songs of Love and Longing
Bruce Mahin Melancholy Sonnet
Bruce Mahin Sonnetas
Bruce Mahin Whitman Psalms
Nicky Hind The Well
Nicky Hind The Gentle
Nicky Hind The Joyous
Cornelius Cardew Father Murphy
Cornelius Cardew Red Flag Prelude
Tom Hall The Map has been barely marked
Jonathan Stephens The Guarding of the God of Life
Jonathan Stephens Paean
Jonathan Stephens Laudate Dominum
Edward McGuire Celtic Knotwork
Iain Galbraith A Glasgow Orgelbüchlein
Larry Bell Mass
John Bell Psalms
Judith Shatin Selah
John Gormley Spiritus Domini
Greg Schiemer Vedic Mass
Jim Dalton Blake Fragments
Luigi Rossi Chamber Cantatas 

Many works by Scottish Voices’ director Graham Hair, including:
 Avvon d’Bishmaya
Seven Words
Lament for Hagia Sophia
Mediterranean Songs
Sufi Fragments
Sufi Couplets
Pacific Pathways