Russkaya Cappella & Scottish Voices concert in memory of Stuart Campbell

Issued: Sat, 09 Jun 2018 19:00:00 BST

Death has been announced of Dr Stuart Campbell, lecturer in Music

Russkaya Cappella, Scotland's Russian Choir, and Scottish Voices soloists paid tribute to the late Stuart Campbell in a concert at the University's Memorial Chapel.

The concert, which took place on 9 June 2018 at 6pm, consisted of music from the Russian choral repertoire and contemporary work by several of Dr Campbell’s peers, colleagues and former students. The concert was in aid of the Beatson Pebble Appeal. 

Dr Campbell, who died in January this year aged 68, worked as Lecturer in Music, University Organist and Director of Chapel Music in the University of Glasgow from 1975 to 2000. He contributed greatly to the collegiate musical life of the University and was also a very popular conductor of the University Choral Society. He was a founder of the choir Russkaya Cappella. Along with his wife Dr Svetlana Zvereva, he was joint musical director of the chamber choir which is based in Glasgow.

Scottish Voices is an ensemble of women’s voices (soloists, not choristers), under the musical direction of Graham Hair. 

Russkaya Cappella sang in the 1st and 3rd parts of the concert including a set of Sergey Rakhmaninoff’s pieces and also Nikolay Cherepnine and Sergey Prokofiyev compositions for the choir a cappella.

The 2nd part of the concert, sung by the soloists of Scottish Voices included works supported by Creative Scotland, by composers who worked with Dr Campbell in Glasgow and elsewhere over many years: Graham Hair's Mediterranean Songs, part 2, John Maxwell Geddes's Castle Mills Suite, and music by Edward McGuire, Tommy Fowler and Nicky Hind.

In the third part of the concert, under the direction of John Gormley, Russkaya Cappella sang two movements from Sergey Taneyev's cantata Ioann Damaskin and Kastalsky's Agnus Dei.

The Beatson Pebble Appeal raises funds in support of the team of cancer researchers at the University of Glasgow.