Stonehaven Chorus set for annual Spring concert

Stonehaven Chorus and Friends are holding their annual Spring Concert in St.James’ Church on Sunday, May 17 at 7.30pm.

The first half consists of Peter Maxwell Davies “ A Solstice of Light “ and comprises a series of short pieces for tenor soloist, chorus and organ and tells the story of successive waves of incomers to Orkney and their displacement up to the present day.

In the second half the ladies and gentlemen of the chorus get a chance to perform separately with the ladies singing four Brahms pieces accompanied by horns and harp and the gents singing three pieces by Gustav Holst

Joining the choral in this concert will be Mezzo Soprano Colette Ruddy who has performed with the RSNO as well as both the Scottish and English Chamber Orchestras.

Marilyn Cusine from Stonehaven Chorus said: “Timothy Coleman is our tenor soloist who has taken part in many radio broadcasts as soloist and chorister.

“The harpist is Feargal McCarten and horn players are Kevin Cormack and Tom Blasdale.

“Simon Nieminski is our organ soloist and accompanist and he presently is organist at St. Mary’s Metropolitan Cathedral in Edinburgh. Simon has performed throughout the UK and abroad as well as releasing several CD’s.

“With such a varied and exciting programme it is a concert not to be missed.”

Tickets are £10 and concession £8 from members available from Giulianotti’s and at the door on the night.

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