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Week of Sunday, June 17, 2018
9:30am - 10:30am
The history, architecture and beauty of this ancient sanctuary find their true place when God’s people gather for praise and prayer, scripture is read and the word is preached. Services take place under the leadership of our ministry team, organist and choir. All are welcome.
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Weeky Worship in the John Knox Chapel
2:00pm - 4:00pm
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7:30pm - 8:30pm
20 June 2018, 7.30pm
St John’s Kirk, Perth
£15/£12 (school children free)
Tickets available on the door from 6.30pm, and from Horsecross Arts: https://www.horsecross.co.uk/whats-on/mr-mcfall-s-chamber-7601/or 01738 621031
Exil,deals darkly with the traumas of displacement – a musical setting of psalm 23 (The Lord is my Shepherd), and poems by holocaust survivors, Paul Celan and Hans Sahl. The theme of the work (felt in composer’s own escape to the West from the disintegrating Soviet Union)has assumed an even greater relevance to the distressing experiences of today's refugees.
Highly charged, but understated, shot through with shocking silences and sombre sonorities, these performances feature the clear, soaring, soprano voice of Susan Hamilton in settings which veer between hope and despair, faith and emptiness.
[Kancheli] uses his instruments sparingly to weave a delicate gossamer sound web above which Susan Hamilton’s beautiful soprano voice sighs and soars like a golden eagle.***** The Scotsman
Supported by Creative Scotland
Scottish charity registered SC028348
Giya Kancheli (b.1935) is a late Soviet composer. He left his native Georgia to settle in the West during the turbulent times following the breakdown of the Soviet Union. In his 1994 work, Exil, he sets the 23rdpsalm (The Lord is my Shepherd), along with poems by two twentieth century poets, Paul Celan and Hans Sahl, both victims of the holocaust who ended up living as exiles – Paul Celan in Paris, and Hans Sahl in New York.
Like his contemporaries Schnittke and Pärt, his music uses a radical simplicity and expresses an overt spirituality. Silence plays an essential part in his compositions: ‘When a person goes into a church, synagogue or mosque where there's no service going on, there's a special kind of silence. I want to turn that silence into music.’
Susan Hamilton soprano
Robert McFall violin
Brian Schiele viola
Su-a Lee cello
Rick Standley double bass
Alison Mitchell flute
Graeme McNaught synthesiser
9:00am - 12:00pm
12:30pm - 1:30pm
5:00pm - 7:00pm