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If you were there then you experienced a musical treat; an exquisite concert comprised of a perfectly balanced programme, delivered by an ensemble of eighteen choristers with a wealth of talent, beautiful young voices and expert in polyphony.
The St Andrews University Madrigal Group played the second concert of their 70th Anniversary tour to an appreciative audience on a sunny, atmospheric Sunday evening right at the end of May. Coming just after the hectic Gala Week this was reflective music drawn from across the centuries from Orlando Gibbons through to Elgar and Vaughan Williams; from Italy to Loch Lomond. A flying visit with a concert of just one hour but packed with such a selection that it was impossible to see how Jonathan McNaul, their highly talented Director of Music, could have done it in the time; we could willingly have spent all evening listening.
We enjoyed listening to them and they certainly also enjoyed singing in Balerno Parish Church, the best concert hall in south west Edinburgh.
We wished them well as they sped off south to play Bamburgh, then Lincoln, then Cambridge and points south on their ten day whistle-stop summer tour. We might be able to tempt them back. Make a note now; they are a must see.