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l THE Merchant Voices community choir joins forces once more with the St James Orchestra of Paisley for a selection of choral and instrumental music in a concert at the City Halls, Candleriggs, on February 6 at 7.30pm.

The programme will include the Vivaldi Gloria, the Overture from the Magic Flute, Ae Fond Kiss, Johnnie Cope and other pieces from their varied repertoire under their regular conductor, Eric Dunlea, trumpet player with the BBC SSO.

The choir will be accompanied in certain items by award-winning pianist Gilmour Macleod.

Tickets from the box office or at the door: £6

www.glasgowconcerthalls.com/ merchantvoices

l NeWt, the typographically precise trio of trombone, guitar and percussion that was named Ensemble of the Year in the 2012 Scottish Jazz Awards, has a concert at Edinburgh's Jazz Bar tonight that will see them unveil two sets of new music. Kicking off at 9pm, Chris Grieve, Graeme Stephen and Chris Wallace will essay the NeWt North Suite, inspired by their residency on the Shetland isle of Unst. Thereafter they will reprise their 2012 Fringe show, NeWt Plays JaWs, which sees them giving the prog-jazz treatment to the work of John Williams, including the shark theme as well as tunes from Star Wars, Close Encounters, Superman and ET. Tickets £7/£5.

www.newtnet.co.uk

l The 7th annual open exhibition at Street Level Photoworks in Glasgow, now housed within the Trongate 103 complex of galleries, closes on Sunday.

It showcases 19 image-makers, selected from 67 applicants, who between them embrace a wide range of photographic techniques and subject matter.

On Saturday six of them will be in the gallery to talk about their work.

Alan Campbell, Alex Hetherington, Therese Moerman Ib, Holly Prentice, Melanie Sims and Inna Smullen are the half-dozen who will be walking visitors around the show from 3pm. Entrance is free.

www.streetlevelphotoworks.org

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