The Shows and the Story - Rodger and Hammerstein concert set to benefit local Scouts

Popular Scottish singer Peter Morrison - Scotland`s “Ambassador of Song” - is touring again this spring and will be appearing at Woodend Barn in Banchory on Wednesday May 4 at 7.30pm.

His latest production presents a celebration of the music of Rodgers and Hammerstein, with a nine–strong group of singers and musicians including his son Richard and daughter Jackie along with the Alan Kitchen Trio.

All proceeds from the evening will go towards the 1st Banchory Scouts who are currently fundraising to take part in a cultural exchange programme by visiting Canada’s largest Scout Camp near Toronto.

Life is exciting for the Morrison family at the moment with Richard having just completed a season in an international cast in the Royal Albert Hall singing the principal baritone role in Puccini`s much loved opera “Madam Butterfly”, while Jackie has been touring England playing the leading role of Amanda in the famous Noel Coward play “Private Lives”.

Also in the cast is accomplished Scottish soprano Thora Ker, and two of Scotland`s most promising young singing talents, soprano Jessica Leary and tenor Stephen Chambers.

Peter said: “I grew up with the music of Rodgers and Hammerstein and their popularity never seems to dim - look at the wonderful Prom concert in the Royal Albert Hall last summer.”

In this production Peter concentrates on the “Big Five” - Oklahoma, South Pacific, The King and I, Carousel and The Sound of Music - each of which became record–breaking stage shows then movies. With solo items, duets, ensembles and scenas in the hands of such talented performers it promises an evening of musical magic.

Tickets for this special performance are available from the Woodend Barn Theatre Box Office on 01330 825431.

GJW Productions is generously sponsoring the concert to help with then Banchory Scouts’ fundraising efforts.