Trip to Iran

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In September 2016 a friend and I visited the Islamic Republic of Iran. Here I would like to share my experiences to convince others to visit this beautiful country. When we first came up with the idea to visit a less touristic country like Iran, the reactions of most of my friends and relatives ranged fromRead more

Bike tour through the Scottish Highlands

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In early November 2015 I set out for a 3 day tour of the Scottish Highlands with my bike. I cycled along the National Cycle Network routes 7 and 78. Since some of the routes are still a work in progress, I would like to share my experience here. The planning stage already proved to beRead more

Handel’s Messiah in Amsterdam

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In April 2015 I joined the Edinburgh University Music Society for a choir trip to the Netherlands. We performed Handel’s Messiah as well as several other pieces in Amsterdam and Utrecht.Read more

Mozart’s Requiem

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On March 13, 2015, the Edinburgh University Music Society will be performing Mozart’s Requiem in St Mary’s Cathedral, Edinburgh. The EUMS Sinfonia will be accompanied by EUMS Chorus, which I am a member of. Furthermore Mozart’s Laudate Dominum and Ave Verum Corpus shall be played, ass well as Haydn’s Symphony No. 97 in C major. Situated westRead more

Haydn’s Mass in Times of War

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Today, as part of the 100 year memory of World War 1, the Edinburgh University Music Society Chorus gave a concert in Edinburgh’s St. Cuthbert’s Parish Church. The programme was clearly centred on the topic of war, with “Haydn’s Mass In Times of War” and three songs by Ashton, Ireland and Johnston. Singing the words ofRead more

Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis

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During the last 2 months my choir and I have given concerts in the cathedrals of Montreal, Canada, and Lausanne, Switzerland. The Missa Solemnis by Beethoven is considered one of his best works and one of the most important masses of occidental culture (Wikipedia). The concerts were organized by the Choeur Universitaire Lausanne, the Chœur de l’UniversitéRead more