Set in St Andrews, Scotland each October, this festival presents a varied programme of events showcasing the versatility of the human voice in a broad spectrum of genres including opera, cabaret, lieder, folk, spoken word, choral, a cappella, early music, new music and more. Here is a little gallery taster of some of the highlights from this year’s festival.
Soprano Carolyn Sampson and pianist Joseph Middleton in a recital of songs by Debussy and Schoenberg as well as Richard Strauss’ Four Last Songs.
Choral workshop with Gesualdo Six, a vocal consort whose repertoire ranges from early Renaissance music to composers of today
Jazz singer and songwriter David McAlmont presents Billie Holiday
Festival service with Gesualdo Six
Opera Up Close presents Donizetti’s Mary, Queen of Scots
Traditional Scottish musician Robyn Stapleton sings the songs of her Scottish and Irish heritage, in the Scots, English and Gaelic language, accompanied by Mike Vass on guitar.