Mary-Clare is hoping to form a Children’s choir for the Carol Service with rehearsals taking place at 16.00 at St Mary’s every week from Sunday 28th October.
We are also looking, as usual, for anyone else to take part in a scratch choir for the Carol Service. There will be a rehearsal on Saturday 15th December (time tbc) and another short rehearsal before the service on Sunday 16th December.
If you are interested in joining us or have any questions, please contact Mary-Clare:
01360 441007 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday 16 September, 3.00 p.m.: Alastair Savage and Friends.
We are privileged that, once again, these musicians of the highest calibre are visiting St. Mary’s to perform their choice of ancient and newly written pieces in the Scottish fiddle tradition
Sunday 19 August, 3.00 p.m.: Organ Recital,
We are thrilled to have two superb musicians visit St Mary’s on 19th August.
- Alistair Warwick – Organ Alistair’s passion is enabling people of all abilities to make music. He is Conductor of the Stirling University Choir, Organist & Director of Music at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Stirling, and Conductor of the newly-formed RHET Factor Choir. He founded the Dunblane Chamber Orchestra in 2008, and conducted them in their first three concerts. Alistair first played the organ at the age of 10, at Christ Church, Sidcup.
- Ulrike Wutscher, Mezzo Soprano . Ulrike Wutscher is an Austrian mezzo-soprano based in Scotland. She regularly appears in opera productions. Additionally to her appearance as an opera singer she also shows great interest in performing lieder and oratorio. She is a keen recitalist and concert singer and has performed in world-renowned venues including the Musikverein in Vienna and St-Martin-in-the-Fields in London. She is equally at home performing music of the baroque, classical and romantic periods.
Fèis Fhoirt Ceilidh Trail 2017
The Féis Fhoirt Céilidh Trail is an annual project that allows young musicians to tour the Stirling, Falkirk and Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park area throughout the summer.
The 2017 Ceilidh Trail already have a wealth of experience, with past and present members from The National Centre of Excellence in Traditional Music, City of Edinburgh Music School, Douglas Academy, University of the Highlands and Islands and have individually toured across the UK and Europe.
The group comprises of 6 incredible young musicians and offers them the opportunity to receive expert tuition, gain experience of touring and enhance their performance skills. The 2017 Ceilidh Trail musicians are:
- Cameron Sharp, Plockton – Pipes and Whistle
- Euan McLaughlin, Edinburgh – Fiddle and Guitar
- Nadia French, Stirling – Clarsach
- Rhona Stevens, Dunblane – Guitar and Vocals
- Steven Stark, Auchtermuchty – Accordion and Drums
- Selina Ross, Kippen – Fiddle and Piano
Feis Fhiort at St Mary’s – 16th July
Pippa Reid-Foster was born and has lived most of her life on the West Coast of Scotland. She sees the beautiful and dramatic landscape very much as home territory; “it gives me a certain feeling of connection with the past and with the people of whom these wonderful
Pippa Reid- Foster
stories are told”.
Pippa is a graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, is not only an accomplished performer and composer but is also passionate about passing on her skills to a new
generation of musicians and composers. Alongside her hectic performance schedule and her teaching practice, together with fellow clarsach player, Heather Downie, she runs ‘Harp Bazaar’, a popular workshop which covers all things harp related including regular clarsach workshops and courses for both children and adults in venues around Scotland.
The Gliondar Ensemble, are former winners of the Tunnell Trust award.
Flute, oboe, Clarinet, bassoon, and horn.
Emma Roche (Flute), Anne Rankin (Oboe), Alex South (Clarinet), Rosina Alter (Bassoon),: Fergus Kerr (French Horn).
The Gliondor Ensemble will play a selection of works by Mozart, Nielsen and Piazzola .
Sunday 16 October 2016 at 3pm –
An Illustrated talk by Elizabeth Roads, LVO, FSA, FSA (Scot), Snawdoun Herald of Arms.
Ecclesiastical heraldry is literally woven into the fabric of all of Scotland’s mainstream churches, particularly the Roman Catholic Church. You do not need to be an expert on
heraldry, or ecclesiastical matters, to learn something of this colourful subject, which
will give an insight to many of Scotland’s buildings, not just churches.
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and will be available at the door
New Focus – a jazz ensemble – will play in the Gartmore Village Hallk on 8th October at 8 pm
New Focus Gartmore Concert 8th October 2016
Les Trois Blondes gave a small, but enthusiastic, audience a wonderful concert on 30th October 2015. Their sound, and skill/talent, need to be heard more often. We tried to make the evening as ‘french’ as possible. But next time it will be the full works with table, table cloths, restaurant food and waitresses !! – just wishful thinking ?
Les Tros Blondes in concert at St Mary’s 30th October 2015