Stirling University Choir

Next concert

Christmas From Around the World

Saturday 6 December 2014, 7.00pm (please note time)
Church of the Holy Rude, Stirling

Carols and other Christmas music from around the world

Forthcoming concerts

  • Saturday 18 April 2015
    Holy Rude, Stirling
  • December 2015 (date and venue to be announced)
  • Saturday 16 April 2016
    Holy Rude, Stirling

Recent concerts

concert posterA Night at the Opera

Saturday 10th May 2014, 7.30pm
Church of the Holy Rude, Stirling

Opera choruses and solos

Verdi: Brindisi (La traviata)
Bizet: Habanera (Carmen)
Tchaikovsky: Chorus of Peasant Girls (Eugene Onegin)
Mozart: Priests' Chorus (The Magic Flute)
Mozart: Voyagers' Chorus (Idomeneo)
Purcell: Dido's Lament, and final chorus (Dido and Aeneas)
Wagner: Pilgrims' Chorus (Lohengrin)
Verdi: Triumphal scene (Aida)

Leonard Bernstein: West Side Story (solos and choruses)

I feel pretty
Gee, Officer Krupke
One hand, one heart

instrumentalists, including
Ailsa Aitkenhead piano
Alistair Warwick conductor/piano

Tickets from members of the choir or at the door
£10 (£8 concessions)
students and children £5

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Stirling University Choir in rehearsal (photo © Ruaridh Ellison)

Our most recent concerts

Carols and Carillons concert poster
Sunday 15th December 2013, 7.30pm
Dunblane Cathedral

Christmas music, including
Anon 17th-c. Scottish: Ecce Novum Gaudium
Carolyn Sparey: Christmas Bells
Charpentier: Messe de Minuit
Carolyn Sparey: A Man's a Man
Patricia Lynch: Love came down at Christmas
and audience carols

Cathedral Handbell Ringers
Adam Wilson organ

Christmas Concert concert poster
Friday 13th December 2013, 6.30pm
Crush Hall, Pathfoot Building, Stirling University

Haydn: String Quartet Op 74 No 2
Tchaikovsky: String Quartet No 1 in D
Anon 17th-c. Scottish: Ecce Novum Gaudium
Carolyn Sparey: A Man's a Man
Charpentier: Messe de Minuit

The Edinburgh Quartet Quartet-in-Residence
Matthew Beetschen harpsichord

Free admission
To reserve a place, contact or 01786 467033

Bach, Charpentier & Robert Burns!concert poster
Saturday 30th November 2013, 7.30pm
Church of the Holy Rude, Stirling

JS Bach: Cantata Wachet auf BWV140
JS Bach: Double Violin Concerto in d minor
Charpentier: Messe de Minuit
Carolyn Sparey: A Man's a Man (world première)
JS Bach: Mass in A BWV234

Mark Wilson, Carolyn Sparey violins
Nina Kopparhed soprano, Carole Clarke alto
David Lee tenor, Dominic Barberi bass
The Afton Ensemble (Mark Wilson leader)

Chamber Choir lunchtime concertconcert poster
Saturday 16th November 2013, 1.00pm
Holy Trinity Church, Stirling

pieces to be performed include:
Britten: The Birds
Charpentier: 'Kyrie' & Sanctus from Messe de Minuit
Charpentier: Laudate Dominum omnes gentes
Purcell: We the spirits of the air
Sparey: Red, Red Rose
Spencer: Irish Blessing
Green: Variations on a Theme by Paganini (piano solo) first performance

Darren Green piano

Je ne sais quoi
The French Connection

Saturday 11th May 2013
Church of the Holy Rude, Stirling

Works included:
Fauré: Pavane
Fauré: Requiem
Charpentier: Laudate Dominum *
Lallouette: O mysterium ineffabile *
Five songs from Les Misérables
solos and ensemble pieces by members of the choir
* sung by the Chamber Choir

Matthew Beetschen organ & piano


Scottish Charity No. SC030605


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  • Thank you SO MUCH for what the choir did with the new song; I thought it was beautiful.
  • The balance, rhythm and vocal quality were striking – and I could feel the audience around me respond.