Tuesday 3 March 2020 | 7:30 pm

Eastgate Theatre & Arts Centre

Strathclyde University Chamber Choir
Director: Alan Tavener
With David Hamilton (organ)

Strathclyde University Chamber Choir is one of Scotland’s leading amateur choirs with a unique and varied repertoire. It was founded in 1980 by the distinguished conductor and scholar, Alan Tavener, who, two years later, also founded professional choir, Capella Nova. The choir flourished under his leadership, and has commissioned new works by composers including Toby Young and Sir James MacMillan.

John Stainer’s ‘meditation on the sacred passion of the Holy Redeemer’ has been a firm favourite with choirs for over 130 years.  It tells the story of Christ’s crucifixion through a sequence of choruses, recitatives and arias in a structure similar to Bach’s ‘Passions’.  Written for liturgical use, with five hymns for congregational participation, it is now frequently performed as a concert piece.

For anyone who wishes to join in the singing of the hymns, Alan Tavener will be running a workshop ahead of the performance in Peebles Old Parish Church.  More details will be announced nearer the time.

About Strathclyde University Chamber Choir

To find out more about Strathclyde University Chamber Choir, please visit http://www.strathclydechoir.org/


  • Adult full price £15
  • Adult discounted * £7
  • Under 25s FREE

* available to members of Biggar Music or Moffat Music Club or to adults accompanying a child under 12


Tickets may be purchased online using the button above, or from: Box Office, Eastgate Theatre and Arts Centre, Eastgate, Peebles, EH45 8AD Telephone 01721 725777


Music in Peebles is most grateful to The Hugh Fraser Foundation for the generous funding provided in support of our 2022/2023 season of concerts.

This concert is subsidised by Chamber Music Scotland
through funding provided by Creative Scotland.