Tuesday 12 April 2022 | 7:30 pm

Peebles Old Parish Church

Strathclyde University Chamber Choir
Director: Alan Tavener
Thomas Athorne (tenor)
Thomas Stevenson (bass)
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.  For more details, please visit the Singing Workshop Page.

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

Note: the ticket price includes entry to the Singing Workshop on 2 April 2022.

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

Buy Tickets

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


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.