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Piston & Pipes

Concert at St Mary’s 17th November 2019

Our next Concert at St Mary’s is on 17th November 2019 and under the banner of ‘Pistons and Pipes’

We are delighted to welcome multi talented musician, Calum Robertson, back to Aberfoyle. He is coming with soprano, Sally Carr, trumpeter, Christopher Roberts and drummer, Thomas Lowe.

They are all successful young musicians, educated in Scotland and recipients of prestigious prizes and awards.

They will be playing a very interesting and varied programme including music by Boyce, Handel and Burgon…… a concert not to be missed!

Sax Ecosse at St Mary’s – 18th August 2019

Sax Ecosse are a vibrant saxophone quartet who enjoy considerable success as a chamber ensemble throughout the UK and Europe. We were recipients of the Enterprise Music Scotland Residency Project 2008-10, and are alumni of the prestigious Live Music Now scheme founded by Yehudi Menuhin. We are passionate advocates for original repertoire for saxophone quartet and have successfully introduced this exciting and engaging music to numerous audiences throughout music clubs and festivals. Recent performances range from The Edinburgh International Festival, The Emerging Artist Series at the Usher Hall, Edinburgh, Celtic Connections, and Minimal at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, to recitals at the World Saxophone Congress in Slovenia and the St Olav’s Festival in Norway.

All four members of Sax Ecosse are graduates of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. We formed in 2004 during our studies at the RCS where we won all of the major chamber music prizes including the Governor’s Recital Prize and the Mary D Adams Prize for Chamber Music. During this time Sax Ecosse also reached the final of Saxtet Publication’s Saxophone Quartet Competition leading to a performance at the British Saxophone Congress.

St Mary’s Carol Service 16th December – Children’s Choir

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: musicstmary@btinternet.com 

 

Concert/Recital 19th August 3pm -Alistair Warwick – Organ -Ulrike Wutscher, Mezzo Soprano

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.

Feis Fhiort at St Mary’s – 16th July 2017 – at 3pm

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

Feis Fhiort at St Mary’s – 16th July

Concert at St Mary’s – 19th March 2017 – Pippa Reid-Foster – Harpist

 

 

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

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.

Reminder – Ecclesiastical Heraldry – Talk 16th October at 3pm

Sunday 16 October 2016 at 3pm –

Elizabeth Roads

Elizabeth Roads

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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.

 

 

Tickets are £10 from concerts0310@yahoo.co.uk

and will be available at the door