Old High midday concert 11 June: Young Highland Musicians

11 June OH concert

The next recital at the Old High is on Saturday 11th June at 12 noon.

It will repeat the format of the concert last June when we invited some advanced Highland School musicians, including some senior pupils who are now moving on to the Conservatoire, to perform for us. This year they are offering a mixture of brass, violin and viola music.

Please come along to support these young musicians.

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2016 Old High Music Recital Programme

The 2016 Music Recital Programme is available to download here.

2016 Old High Music Recital Programme

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Old High Music 2015 – The Merlewood Ensemble

OLD HIGH MUSIC Saturday 28th November, 12 noon. Merlewood Ensemble. For the final recital of the 2015 series we welcome back these local musicians. They provided a beautiful ending to our music last year and we are grateful that they are willing to do so again this year. Their programme includes pieces by Bach, Mozart, Mendelssohn and others. Andrew Stevenson ohssmusicgmail.com

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We have now set up a music e-mailing list and if you would like to be included and get advance notification of our recital programmes and other music event details, please send an e-mail to ohssmusicgmail.com. This will not be used for any other purpose than informing you about music at Old High St Stephens and will not be shared with any third party. We would like to encourage you to forward information on to any interested family and friends. All being well, we hope to hold the inaugural recital in 2016 on Saturday 20th February at 12 noon but this is still to be confirmed. We will circulate details in due course to everyone on our email list.

Organ Recital 3 October 2015

Old High Music

Organ Recital on Saturday 3rd October at 12 noon by David Mackay.   From previous recitals we know that this will be a splendid event.

David Mackay developed his early playing skills at Ness Bank Church before studying at the Royal Scottish Academy in Glasgow.   He has many years experience as an organist in and around Ayr, including regular performances at the Kelvingrove Art Galleries.

His one-hour programme includes work by J.S. Bach, Chapell, Jongen, Boellmann and Vierne.

We are counting on a good audience to welcome David back to his old home town!

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Old High Music in the Autumn

The autumn series begins with a concert by ‘Voiceworks’ at the different time of 7.30pm on Friday 4th September.   This will offer a mixture of solo and choral pieces from the classical repertoire.

Thereafter, the remainder of this year’s series will take place at the normal time on Saturdays at 12 noon.

There will be organ recitals on 3rd October and 7th November and, as in previous years, the Merlewood Ensemble will round off the year on 28th November.

We hope this varied programme will have something for everyone!

Please come along to enjoy these recitals and let others know, so that they will be well supported.   Donations of £5 will be invited as usual at the door for the Music Fund.   More details from Andrew Stevenson at stevenson.ata<at>btinternet.com

Click here to download the 2nd Old High Series Brochure 2015

Cotton Patch US Youth Choir 22 June at St Stephen’s

Youth Choir 2015 (3)The Youth Choir of University United Methodist Church, Chapel Hill, North Carolina will perform the Cotton Patch Gospel at St Stephen’s this coming Monday at 7.30pm.

The young people from Carolina are staying with members of the congregation during the 2 days they are in Inverness.

Cotton Patch Gospel is an amazing telling of the story of Jesus’ life, as if he lived in the Southeastern USA, with the lively blue grass style music of Harry Chapin.


from Wikipedia

Harry Forster Chapin (December 7, 1942 – July 16, 1981) was an American singer-songwriter best known for his folk rock songs including “Taxi,” “WOL*D,” “Sniper”, “Flowers Are Red,” and the No. 1 hit “Cat’s in the Cradle.” Chapin was also a dedicated humanitarian who fought to end world hunger; he was a key participant in the creation of the Presidential Commission on World Hunger in 1977. In 1987, Chapin was posthumously awarded the Congressional Gold Medal for his humanitarian work (Wikipedia).

Get a taste of The Cotton Patch Gospel on YouTube.

The cast is the Youth Choir, a group of 30 teenagers, from University United Methodist Church of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA. More about the choir, and this music, in their Church magazine.

Tickets £8 per head from Joan Darcy or at Crown Church Office Tuesday to Friday 9.30- noon, or on the door on the night.

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Cotton Patch Poster

Highland School Leavers in concert: Saturday 6 June 12 noon at Old High

On Saturday 6th June at 12 noon there is an end of session recital at the Old High by various young Highland musicians, several of whom are now leaving school here to pursue their music education down south. They will perform solo their pieces for saxophone, flute, cello and violin and then play a number of ensemble pieces by Mozart, Dvorak and Bach. These pupils met up with the Reykjavik Quintet players. Now it is their turn to bring music to us, so we do hope this will be well supported.

Programme here.

2015 Old High Music Programme now available

The 2015 Old High music programme is now available.

Most- but not all- concerts are at 12 noon on Saturdays.

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