If you are a music fan and happen to be visiting St. Andrews between 23rd and 26th October 2014, you may be interested in going to the St. Andrews Voices music festival. The annual event, which started back in 2012, brings together people from all over the country to celebrate the voice in all its guises.
What is St Andrews Voices?
St. Andrews Voices is a music festival, though not in the traditional sense. Unlike other music festivals, it does not just focus on one genre of music, but instead brings a diverse group of musicians together to put on a truly special and unique event.
St. Andrews Voices was started in 2012 and has gone from strength to strength ever since. The beautiful, historic town of St. Andrews is the perfect setting for the festival, which celebrates the voice in all forms including opera, jazz, Lieder, musical comedy, choral, early music, contemporary music and much, much more.
One of the great things about St. Andrews Voices is that it has something to offer everyone and gives music lovers the chance to learn about and enjoy unique music genres that they may not yet be familiar with.
This year the festival is taking place between Thursday 23rd and Sunday 26th October and will be held at a number of venues throughout St. Andrews including Younger Hall, The Byre Theatre, St. Leonard’s Chapel, Rufflets Country House, St. Salvator’s Castle and Hotel du Vin.
Concerts and performances
The festival will incorporate concerts and performances from some of the finest vocalists in the industry. A main concert will take place each night of the festival, featuring artists of international calibre in a variety of genres. With song recitals by world-renowned baritone Roderick Williams, opera performances by soprano Stephanie Corley and a comedy cabaret from Kit Hesketh-Harvey and James McConnel, there really is something for audiences of all ages to enjoy.
Workshops and master classes
As well as getting to watch and enjoy performances by masters of music, the St. Andrews Voices festival also provides the perfect opportunity for you to get involved too! If you love singing, why not sign up for one of the master classes or pop along to one of the workshops taking place? These events provide an opportunity for you to pick up tips from professionals in the industry and connect with others that love music just as much as you do!
A number of community events will also be taking place during the festival, including performances from the University of St Andrews’ acapella groups ‘The Alleycats’ and ‘The Other Guys’ at St Andrews town centre and at the Fife Farmers Market in Kirkcaldy.
You can also enjoy a lovely afternoon out at Rufflets where you will be able to indulge in a delicious cream tea, whilst listening to the beautiful voice of jazz singer Martyna Wren.
The great thing about the St. Andrews Voices festival is that you can go to as many events as you wish to. Tickets can be purchased in advance from Younger Hall and will also be available on the door for some events.
If you want to go to a number of the events, you may find it more cost effective to buy a festival pass. Festival passes cost £95.00 (£80.00 for concessions) and will admit you to all events including the Rufflets cream tea and jazz afternoon. If you are a student or under the age of twenty six, you can pick up a festival pass for just £40.00 (not including Rufflets cream tea and jazz).
St. Andrews Voices is set to be a fantastic event, so make sure you don’t miss out! Visit their website for more information about the artists and event programme.To make your stay even more relaxing in luxurious self catering accommodation near St Andrews contact us on
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