James MacMillan is the pre-eminent Scottish composer of his generation and his works are currently enjoying huge popularity, his Fifth Symphony recently premiering at the Barbican. In this concert, chamber choir Voix de Vivre will sing five of MacMillan's beautiful Strathclyde Motets, contrasting these with Christmastide works by British and European composers from the late 16th and early 17th centuries. The programme also features Benjamin Britten's Christmas cantata A Boy was Born, written when the great composer was just 19 years old. Voix de Vivre is conducted by well-known professional tenor Neil Mackenzie, and for the Britten they will be joined by the choir of St Columba's School, together with trumpeters Lance Kelly and Gerry Ruddock. The concert is in St Saviour's Church, Sandpit Lane and starts at 7.30 - you can buy tickets via Voix de Vivre's website or on the door.