The group's director, Professor John Butt reconstructs both the score and the original forces that performed the work, with soloists Jonathan Manson on cello, Joanne Lunn, soprano, Rowan Hellier, alto, Thomas Hobbs, tenor and Matthew Brook, bass. The Requiem will be performed in context, preceded by the young Mozart's Vespers (K339), and followed by the Cello Concerto in A Major by CPE Bach.
The festival concert at St Mary's Church, Haddington, on September 22 is already sold out, but tickets are still available for Perth Concert Hall on September 17, the opening event of the venue's 2013/14 classical music season. The leader of the consort's orchestra, Cecilia Bernardini, has her own Lammermuir recital at St Mary's, playing late night Bach on Saturday September 21.
Linlithgow Arts Guild has announced its new season programme, and is encouraging new members to sign up for the whole season to qualify for significant discount on the cost of purchasing tickets for individual events.
Early highlights of the season include Puccini's opera, Madame Butterfly, from Opera Bohemia in Linlithgow Academy Theatre on October 5. The company's production of La Bohème for Linlithgow Arts Guild last year drew a capacity audience. In November there will be a chamber music recital by violinist Jennifer Pike and pianist Tom Poster and a percussion workshop and concert by the very popular O Duo, featuring Owen and Olly.
Stirling's book festival, Off the Page, continues at the Tolbooth this week with events every evening to Thursday. Tonight Richard Holloway, former Bishop of Edinburgh, will be in conversation with Lesley McDowell about his latest book, Leaving Alexandria. Tomorrow the duo is Kaye Adams and Janis Galloway, the broadcaster quizzing the author about her memoir This Is Not About Me. Glaswegian Jane Harris was shortlisted for the Orange Prize for her debut The Observations and followed that up with Gillespie and I and is appearing on Wednesday, while Thursday's Poetry Evening includes contributions from Anita Govan, Magi Gibson and Billy Letford. Off the Page is now in its eighth year and is organised by Stirling Council Library Service.
The audience at Paisley Arts Centre last night had an early taste of the forthcoming album by saxophonist Tommy Smith and pianist Brian Kellock. The disc, The Whispering of the Stars, is the long-awaited follow-up to the duo's Bezique and Symbiosis collections, and is due out in Spring 2014.