Our next concert is on Saturday, 23rd May in St. James the Less Episcopal Church, Penicuik.
In recent years, we have added a fourth album to our recordings available for purchase. The CD features music for St Andrew by a selection of composers.
Director: Dr Noel O'Regan
Senior Lecturer in Music
- Sacred Music in Italy in the Sixteenth and early Seventeenth Centuries
- Institutional Patronage
- Roman lay confraternities and their music
- Music and liturgy
After graduating in Chemistry and music from NUI Cork, Noel O’Regan took his D. Phil. from Oxford in 1988 with a dissertation on Roman Polychoral Music. He spent a year lecturing in music at the University of Lancaster before coming to the University of Edinburgh in 1985 as lecturer in music. He became a senior lecturer in 1996 and served as head of dept. 2001-4.
He conducts the Edinburgh University Renaissance Singers which tours widely
and has made two CDs. He is also chairman of the board of the Edinburgh Georgian
Concert Society and of the Glasgow-based baroque group, Concerto Caledonia.
Noel O’Regan continues to research into Roman sacred music and is currently writing a book on the musical patronage of Roman lay confraternities 1486-1650. He is also editing the volume of triple-choir music for the new Italian Palestrina edition. Recently-completed work includes a chapter on Music in the Liturgy for the new CUP History of 17th-century Music, a chapter on Italian music 1560-1600 for a book on Renaissance Music edited by James Haar and a paper on Roman secular Latin motets by Palestrina and Annibale Stabile for a volume edited by Richard Rastall.