St Salvator’s Chapel Choir is delighted to be collaborating with Dr George Corbett and the Institute for Theology, Imagination and the Arts, on a composers’ scheme and CD recording.
This project explores how an appreciation of the profound spirituality and faith of many composers in the Classical tradition may influence the performance and reception of their music. Where Historically Informed Performance (HIP), arguably the most influential development in classical music performance in the twentieth century, focused almost exclusively on style, Theologically Informed Performance (TIP) privileges the spiritual content of the music.
Following a call for scores in 2016, St Salvator’s Chapel Choir will, in 2017, premiere six new works by young composers working under the guidance of Sir James MacMillan.
Lutheran Anniversary CD
The Lutheran Church has produced some of the finest sacred music in the Western tradition. To commemorate the 500th anniversary of Lutheranism in 2017, St Salvator’s Chapel Choir will record a CD that traces the development of Lutheran music in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Composers include Bruhns, Buxtehude, Kotter, M. Praetorius, Scheidemann and Schütz. St Salvator’s Chapel Choir is delighted to be collaborating on this project with the School of History of the University of St Andrews, and the Kellie Consort.