Our Autumn 2018 concert will take place in Eden Court Theatre, Inverness, on Saturday 17 November 2018 at 7.30pm when we perform Karl Jenkins' The Armed Man, together with other pieces. See below:
In the first half of the evening's concert the choir will sing two wonderful works by Mendelssohn: Psalm 43 (Richte mich, Gott) and Verleih uns Frieden, followed by some pieces chosen and performed by our soloist, mezzo Lilly Papaioannou. Next, the choir sings two relevant works by Palestrina: Kyrie and Sanctus (from Missa 'L'homme armé'), then more pieces by our soloist. The final works in the first half are O quam gloriosum by Victoria and Monteverdi's Cantate Domino. The second half features Karl Jenkins' dramatic and moving The Armed Man - a mass for peace.
Originally commissioned for the millennium by The Royal Armouries and dedicated to the victims of the Kosovo crisis, The Armed Man is a contemporary example of a mass based on the 15th century French song L'homme armé, and is being performed throughout the UK in 2018, the hundredth anniversary of the ending of WW1.
Tickets are available from Eden Court Theatre: www.eden-court.co.uk or 01463 234234. £16 full price, £8 students/U16s, Friends discount (£2 off) applies.
22 April 2018: Our Spring concert, Handel's 'Alexander's Feast' was another great success, though we would have liked a bigger audience to appreciate the excellent soloists and orchestra. Most of the choir could be heard humming the delightful melodies as we left the theatre - always a good sign! Thank you for supporting us if you were there, and we look forward to welcoming you to our next concert in November.
We thoroughly enjoyed taking part in Ness Bank Church's 'Scratch Messiah' on Saturday 24th March. John Crombie was our excellent conductor, Gordon Tocher played the organ magnificently, and the four young soloists shone. What an exhilarating experience for all who took part, and we hope that participants' and audience donations have helped swell the Church's coffers considerably. They looked after us all so well throughout the day - a big thanks to the Guild at Ness Bank Church.