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Three To See 2016: Concerts a bit more classical or traditional

By | Published on Saturday 30 July 2016

Tenebrae Choir

ThreeWeeks Co-Editor Caro Moses helps you navigate the Festival with her Three To See tips. This time three concerts to check out.

Tenenbrae | The Queen’s Hall | 17 Aug (pictured)
Renowned chamber choir Tenenbrae offer up a performance of pieces taking in work from a wide geographical spread and time frame, from Renaissance Spain and Italy, to Mexico, to 19th-century Germany. They are regarded as one of the world’s greatest vocal groups, so if you can pick up a ticket, don’t miss this chance to hear them in action.

Scottish Saxophone Ensemble | St Andrew’s And St George’s West | 21 Aug
I am completely in love with the saxophone, but it isn’t a sound I would generally associate with the classical or traditional side of music; and yet, look at this, a quintet of players offering up “haunting psalms and whirling reels by contemporary Irish and Scottish composers”. It’s as though a beautiful dream that I didn’t know I’d had has just come true, and it’s courtesy of some highly talented international performers. Excellent.

Missing Pieces – Celebrating Women Of Note | Stockbridge Church and St Andrew’s and St George’s West | 14+16 Aug
I’m not the first to note what a shame it is that, historically speaking, too many great female artists have been overlooked. So often they achieved great things, and yet were ignored, or denied credit for their work. Which is why I am glad to see this musical event featuring compositions by the likes of Clara Schumann, Rebecca Clarke, Amy Beach and Lili Boulanger. Great composers who should be household names, like the men.