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Concert: Christmas with Con Anima at Fyvie Castle

November 25th, 2015

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11 December 2015

7.30pm at Fyvie Castle

This December our first Christmas concert will include Christmas favourites like Hark! The Herald-Angels Sing, Deck the Hall, and The Twelve Days of Christmas, alongside modern Christmas music such as John Rutter’s Candlelight Carol, Bob Chilcott’s arrangement of On Christmas Night, and selections from Benjamin Britten’s Ceremony of Carols – there will certainly be something for everyone!.

Con Anima are delighted to announce proceeds from this year’s concerts will be donated to Aberdeen Cyrenians. Aberdeen Cyrenians Fundraising Officer Nicky MacBeath said: “We are absolutely delighted Con Anima Chamber Choir have chosen us to receive the proceeds of this year’s Christmas concerts.”

Con Anima will be conducted by Dr Roger B Williams MBE, with accompaniment on piano/organ by Drew Tulloch, in the historic music gallery of NTS Fyvie Castle.

The concert will be interspersed with seasonal readings.

Tickets £10/8/5

Concert: Music Divine

October 6th, 2015

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08 November 2015

7.45pm, St Andrew’s Cathedral, King Street, Aberdeen

This year, our autumn concert will explore two important and prolific eras of British music: the Tudor period & the early 20th century. Secular and sacred works by Tudor composers such as Thomas Weelkes & William Byrd, and 20th century composers such as Gerald Finzi and Herbert Howells will be performed, including Howells’ undoubted masterpiece “Take Him, Earth, for Cherishing”.

Con Anima chamber choir will be conducted by Peter Parfitt, and accompanied by Andrew Morrisson on organ, in the historic Cathedral of St. Andrew, Aberdeen.

Tickets £108 conc.) from Aberdeen Box Office ( 01224 641122 ) or from choir members.

Concerts: In Paradisum

November 21st, 2014

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21 March 2015

7.30pm, St Machar’s Cathedral, Old Aberdeen

This concert moves from the confidence and jubilant resonance of the trumpets and drums of J.S. Bach’s Magnificat through his extrovert third Suite – with its famous Air – to Maurice Duruflé’s more searching and inward-looking Requiem. In this, it mirrors the drama of Holy Week which follows just ten days later.

The outstanding chamber choir Con Anima, will be accompanied by its own Chamber Orchestra, led by Jean Fletcher, in the inspiring Cathedral of St. Machar. Soloists will include Colin Brockie and members of the choir. The concert will be conducted by Roger B. Williams.

Tickets £12 (£10 conc.) from Aberdeen Box Office ( 01224 641122 ) or choir members.

Nine Lessons and Carols

November 21st, 2014

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13 December 2014

3pm, St Mary’s Chapel, Blairs

6pm, King’s College Chapel, University of Aberdeen

Our services will offer the traditional mixture of carols old and new: Alongside a chorus from Handel’s perennially fresh Messiah and familiar carols from the twentieth century by Herbert Howells and John Rutter, we will be presenting the world premiere of Sweet was the song by Philip Cooke and the spectacular Tota pulchra es by James MacMillan. With old favourites like Once in royal David’s city and Hark the herald-Angels sing for congregational singing, there is something for everyone.

We are pleased to support Blairs College Chapel Trust and the Scottish Association of Mental Health (SAMH) through the donations from these services.

Concert: Venetian Vespers

October 14th, 2014

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Saturday 8 November 2014

Concert: 7.30pm

St Andrew’s Cathedral, Aberdeen

Con Anima, will be performing an exciting programme featuring music from the glories of 17th century Venice. This concert recreates a Vespers Service as it might have been heard in the Basilica di San Marco with choral and instrumental music by contemporaries of Monteverdi. The Vespers culminates in a performance of the seven-part Magnificat by Giovanni Rigatti. The concert will be held in the magnificent acoustic of St Andrew’s Cathedral in King Street and forms part of the celebrations of the church being raised to Cathedral status in 1914. Come and join us!

Tickets £10 (£8 conc.) from Aberdeen Box Office ( 01224 641122 ) or choir members.


Concert: Vivaldi Gloria

May 14th, 2014

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Concert: 7pm

Gelnmuick Church, Church Square, Ballater

Admission FREE

Having gone North and South for our last two summer concerts, this year we’re venturing west a wee bit, to Ballater, to sing two glorious Glorias, in very different styles, by Vivaldi and Poulenc, and a brand new piece written for us by John Hudson. Join us at Glenmuick Church, Ballater, for an evening of joyful music in a fittingly beautiful part of Scotland.


Concert: Lighten Our Darkness

January 17th, 2014

Saturday 22 March 2014

 8pm, St Machar’s Cathedral, Aberdeen

Con Anima Chamber Choir present a concert spanning the centuries, including Josquin, Bach and James MacMillan’s “Tenebrae Responsories”. Con Anima is delighted to be working with renowned choral conductor Ralph Allwood, Director of The Rodolfus Choir and former Director of Music at Eton College. 

Tickets £10 (£8 conc., £5 student) from Aberdeen Box Office ( 01224 641122 ) or choir members.

Nine Lessons and Carols

November 25th, 2013

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Saturday 14 December 2013

 3pm, St Mary’s Chapel, Blairs

6pm, King’s College Chapel, University of Aberdeen

Join us for a traditional pre-Christmas lessons and carols in a choice of two beautiful churches: St Mary’s Chapel, Blairs, in the afternoon, or King’s College chapel, Old Aberdeen, in the evening.
Entry FREE but donations welcomed.  Proceeds from the afternoon in aid of Blairs museum and chapel;  from the evening for Disasters Emergency Committee (Philippines typhoon relief), and Aberdeen Cyrenians



Concert: Rejoice

October 20th, 2013

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Saturday 23 November 2013

St Machar’s Cathedral, Aberdeen

Performance: 7.30pm

Benjamin Britten’s special contribution to vocal music in the 20th century has been immense.

By his own admission, he was highly influenced by the 17th century composer Henry Purcell – both sharing sensitivity to the idiosyncratic rhythms of their native English language.

The concert juxtaposes works by each composer: including Britten’s Hymn to St Cecilia and Rejoice in the Lamb, and two major Verse Anthems by Purcell. The centrally placed ‘Golden Sonata’ will be played on original instruments.

This exciting programme conducted by Roger B Williams and part of Aberdeen’s ‘Connecting Britten’ festival, is Con Anima’s special tribute to Britten’s centenary.

Tickets £10 (£8 conc., £5 student) from Aberdeen Box Office ( 01224 641122 ) or choir members

Come and Sing: Bernstein Chichester Psalms

March 17th, 2013

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High Hilton Church, Aberdeen

Workshops 10.30am to 5.00pm

Performance 7.30pm

Join Con Anima Chamber Choir to sing one of the most vibrant works in choral music: Leonard Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms. Participants will learn the music during a single day of workshops led by Royal wedding composer and Con Anima’s President, Professor Paul Mealor, ready to perform the same evening. Both the workshop and performance will take place at High Hilton Church. In the evening, singers and audience will be treated to a short performance by Con Anima Chamber Choir, before moving on to the main event.

To reserve your  place please download and complete the booking form