Scottish Voices

SV videos

A selection of Scottish Voices videos, taken at various venues in the UK, Europe and the United States:

The video which follows is of a performance of Graham Hair’s O Venezia, Part 2, which consists (currently: 2019) of 3 songs, to texts by Shakespeare (in English), George Sand (in French) and Luigi Nono (in Italian). The performers are  Alison McNeill and Myrna Tennant (sopranos), Laura Smith and Anne Lewis (mezzo-sopranos) and Jacqueline Pollauf (harp).

The video which follows is of a performance by Scottish Voices on April 10, 2019 in the concert hall of the Covington Arts Center of Radford University in Virginia in the United States, of John Gormley’s Spiritus Domini, to a text from the manuscript BN Paris 903 (dating from c.1026). It draws on material from both the Jewish celebration of Shavuot (50 days after Passover) and the Christian liturgy for Pentecost (50 days after Easter). The performers are  Alison McNeill and Myrna Tennant (sopranos), Laura Smith and Anne Lewis (mezzo-sopranos) and Jacqueline Pollauf (harp).

There follows a video of calligrapher Jawdat Khadim Kaiby commenting on his work for the cover of a forthcoming Scottish Voices CD of sacred music.

The performances which follow are by Razia Sultanova (from the Department of Central Asian Studies, University of Cambridge) performing vocal and instrumental music from the Islamic tradition for the aforementioned CD of sacred music. They were recorded in the Burrell Museum in Glasgow in 2016.