Christmas services and events at Kelvinside Hillhead 2021

UPDATE: 21/12/21 – sadly, in line with recommendations from the Scottish Government and the Church of Scotland, we have had to make the hard decision to cancel our Christmas Eve Watchnight Service. Subsequent services will be held online until otherwise communicated.

Saturday 18th December, 4pm – Cathures Christmas Concert
A short concert of unaccompanied choral music. Works from the 16th to the 21st century including The Coventry Carol, Bethlehem Down (Warlock), A Spotless Rose (Gjeilo), and of course We Wish You a Merry Christmas. Entry by donation at the door.

Sunday 19th December, 11am – A service of Lessons, Carols and Gifts
Once again our gifts are in support of the mothers and children helped by Glasgow Women’s Aid. Suitable gifts for children would be new toys, pyjamas, arts and crafts, sweets. For mums – pyjamas, slippers, gift sets, jewelry, chocolates. Financial gifts are also welcome. Service led by Steven Owens.

Friday 24th December, from 11.30pm – Christmas Eve Watchnight Service [UPDATE 21/12/21 – CANCELLED]
Gather for carols from 11.30pm. Service led by Steven Owens.

Sunday 26th December, 11am – Boxing Day Service
Sunday morning service led by Steven Owens. [UPDATE 21/12/21 – this service will now take place online via Zoom]

Sunday 2nd January, 11am – Sunday morning service
The first service of 2022, led by Steven Owens. [UPDATE 21/12/21 – this service will now take place online via Zoom]

Lucia Ensemble – Sankta Lucia, 10th December 2021 at 7.30pm

Lucia Ensemble warmly invite you to their upcoming concert celebrating the Swedish tradition of Sankta Lucia on the 10th of December, at 19:30 here at Kelvinside Hillhead. Tickets to the concert are free and can be obtained here.

Sankta Lucia is an integral part of Scandinavian Christmas tradition. With the light of candles, Scandinavians celebrate love, compassion and warmth in the cold and harsh winter months. This is traditionally done with a singing procession and a concert of beautiful Scandinavian choral works.

The international ensemble performing on this evening is formed of the talented students of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland directed by Nils Benedikt Meier. Along with the young and lively ‘Lucia Ensemble’ choir, enjoy an interesting mix of musicians from different backgrounds, creating a lovely musical fusion of cultures.

Lucia Ensemble – Awake my heart, 15th November 2021 at 7.30pm

Lucia Ensemble warmly invite you to their upcoming concert Awake, my Heart! on the 15th of November, at 19:30 at the Renfield Centre on Bath Street. Tickets to the concert are free and can be obtained here.

Lucia Ensemble is a young, versatile and student-led chamber choir at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. With singers from 10 different countries, they are looking to develop a flexible repertoire of engaging and international choral music.

With Awake, my Heart!, they will be presenting an exciting mix of compositions from all around the world, featuring Indian poetry, American traditional church hymns and Estonian melodies. The highlights of the evening are the cantata Dein Edles Herz by Dietrich Buxtehude, and Jehan Alain’s Messe Modale en Septour, which feature soloists from their choir and instrumentalists from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.