Inverurie Choral Society’s autumn show will be a homage to Scotland.’Auld Scotia’s Shore’ gives the flavour of the concert which will take place at the Kemnay Church Centre on Saturday, November 24 at 7.30pm.
With such a wealth of musical tributes to Scotland, choosing a mix which would give pleasure, bring back memories and also introduce little known or long forgotten airs was a tricky task, say the organisers.
Two key composers who will feature are Sir Hugh Roberton and John Gardner CBE. JohnE was a prolific composer and arranger Inverurie Choral Society has chosen to perform ‘A Burns Sequence’. This has the contrasting pieces of Macpherson’s Farewell, a paraphrase of the First Psalm, Ca’ the Yowes and a number of others.
Sir Hugh was famous as a self taught conductor who raised the Glasgow Orpheus to great musical heights. His arrangement of An Eriskay Love Lilt has been chosen. It is a beautiful song and gives the bass section of the choir a chance to impart great emotion.
Director Moira Hunter said ‘she was pleased that a piece by the Cape Breton composer, Allister MacGillivray, was selected. His song ‘Away from the roll of the Sea’ is beautifully set and very evocative.
Several very funny songs have been chosen to give a very enjoyable evening - an evening to lift the hearts on cold winter evenings.
Tickets are priced at just £8 with £6 concessions. As there will be no charge for children of school age, it is hoped many will come with their parent or guardians. Tickets can be obtained from any choir members or at the door on the night.