Centre hosts Israeli Youth Band

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The Acorn Centre at Inverurie’s West Church played host to talented group of youngsters from Israel as part of the Aberdeen International Youth Festival.

The Kiryat Ono Youth Concert Band played a concert on Monday night (July 27), with a programme featuring pieces such as “Leonard Bernstein’s ‘Candide Overture’, ‘Folk Dances’ by Dmitri Shostakovich, and included ‘The Wee MacGregor – Highland Patrol’ as a nod to their host country.

The talented youngsters hail from Kiryat Ono, a small town of around 30,000 which is six miles from Tel Aviv. The youngsters study wind instruments, strings, percussion, piano and singing, and, along with the Youth Concert band, perform with a string ensemble, three wind bands, a big band, brass band, and a woodwind ensemble.

They partake in a wide and varied repertoire featuring classical music, band music and traditional Israeli music. They have performed all over the world, and have visited Great Britain on previous occasions. The concert was conducted by Musical Director Guy Feder, and Directed by Miri Snir.

As part of the Aberdeen International Youth Festival, Stord Ungsdomskor from Norway, will perform traditional Norwegian folk music at Peterculter Parish Church tonight, Thursday, July 30, at 7.30pm.

The Aberdeen International Youth Festival runs until Saturday, August 1, and has featured more than 80 performances in over 50 venues over nine days.