Barnabas at St Stephen’s

The combined choirs of Old High St Stephen’s, Ness Bank, Crown and St John’s Churches along with the main cast of the musical Barnabas, by Roger Jones, director of Birmingham-based Christian Music Ministries, pictured in St Stephen’s Church before the performance on 17 September. The cast members are, rear, from left: Roger Jones (director and keyboard), Bill Carpenter (Barnabas), Alan Walker (John Mark), Devon Brown (Saul), Marilyn Ellis (musician); front, from left: Ann Steer (Rhoda), Sarah Harley (Miriam and violinist), Rachel Haddon (musician)

Saturday at noon- contemporary organ music at the Old High Church

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HERE IS THE PROGRAMME FOR THIS CONCERT

We welcome Mark Spalding, a former organ scholar from St Andrews University and currently organist in Arbroath, for the inaugural recital in the 2015 Old High Music Programme.

Mark, playing our historic Willis organ, plans to introduce us to some contemporary Scottish music, including work by Morris Pert, a composer with family connections around Inverness.

He will be joined by Haworth Hodgkinson, poet/musician/radio broadcaster, to perform certain pieces.

Saturday 21 March, 12 noon at the Old High Church. Donation programmes.

Brochures outlining the programme for the coming year will be available shortly. We do hope many of you will come along and enjoy what promise to be excellent recitals.

For advance notice of all music events in our congregation, please send an email to ohssmusic@gmail.com and encourage your friends to sign up for this mailing list- it’s a great way to keep up-to-date.

Lunchtime music at the Old High Church, 2014

Old High music 2014We’ve free monthly concerts at 12 noon on Saturdays at the Old High this year.

There will be choral, organ, and instrumental music.

Each concert will last around an hour.

You can contribute a donation towards music therapy at the Orchard Centre in Inverness.

The next concert is on Saturday 29 November with the Merlewood Quartet.

Please click on the graphic to download the complete 2014 programme.

Or check on this website under the category ‘concerts’.

To receive information about music at Old High St Stephen’s, please email ohssmusic(a)gmail.com (replace (a) with @).

Recital on the Willis Organ at the Old High: Saturday 12 October, 12 noon

Richard SteeleSaturday 12 October, 12 noon: Recital on the historic Willis Organ with Richard Steele MA BMus FRCO FRAM GRSM HonRCM.

Richard Steele studied organ at the Royal Academy of Music, took a London University BMus and then gained a PGCE at Cambridge University. He is the son-in-law of one of our elders, Diana Fraser.

Donations welcome for The Highland Hospice and The Archie Foundation Raigmore Childrens Ward Appeal.

One of the conditions of the grants from The Heritage Lottery Fund and The Common Good Fund was to set up recitals and concerts in the Old High following the restoration of the organ.

After a quiet year in 2012 a short programme of recitals has been arranged for this year. It is hoped that over the winter a full programme will be organised and published for 2014.

Chamber and organ music at the Old High Church

One of the conditions of the grants from The Heritage Lottery Fund and The Common Good Fund was to set up recitals and concerts in the Old High following the restoration of the organ.

After a quiet year in 2012 a short programme of recitals has been arranged for this year. It is hoped that over the winter a full programme will be organised and published for 2014.

There are two more recitals, at 12 noon on Satudays:

Saturday 21 September: Merlewood Ensemble

Catherine O’Rourke (flute), Margot Cruft (oboe), Isabel Paterson (violin), Alistair Nelson (viola), Imke Henderson (‘cello),  Gordon Tocher (keyboard)

Having been established for over 10 years, performing successful concerts throughout the Scottish Highlands, from Skye to Banff, the Merlewood Ensemble play  chamber music concerts by classically trained musicians who live in the Highlands. A versatile 6 – piece chamber group, performing a varied repertoire of music for strings, woodwind, voice  and keyboard including solos, duets, trios, quartets and full ensemble.

Richard SteeleSaturday 12 October: Recital on the historic Willis Organ with Richard Steele MA BMus FRCO FRAM GRSM HonRCM.

Richard Steele studied organ at the Royal Academy of Music, took a London University BMus and then gained a PGCE at Cambridge University. He is the son-in-law of one of our elders, Diana Fraser.

Donations welcome for The Highland Hospice and The Archie Foundation Raigmore Childrens Ward Appeal.

Lunchtime concert at the Old High, 22 June: Aurora String Quartet

The Aurora String Quartet will play in the historic Old High Church on Saturday 22 June, 12 noon to 1pm.

Programme:

Franz Schubert: Quartett-Satz D703
Ross Edwards: Ecstatic Dance for two violins
Maurice Ravel: String Quartet

Entry by donation to the Highland Hospice and the Archie Foundation.

We look forward to hearing them in the historic surroundings of the Old High Church.

Please leave a comment if you would like more information.

Lunchtime concerts at the Old High Church, summer 2013

Accordion, strings, woodwind and the historic Old High Willis Organ feature in a series of lunchtime concerts at the Old High Church, beginning on Saturday 15 June

One of the conditions of the grants from The Heritage Lottery Fund and The Common Good Fund was to set up recitals and concerts in the Old High following the restoration of the organ.

After a quiet year in 2012 a short programme of recitals has been arranged for this year. It is hoped that over the winter a full programme will be organised and published for 2014.

This summer’s recitals are:

Saturday 15 June at 12.30pm: James Ross and Robert Wallace – Clarinet and Button Accordion

 

 

 

 

 

Old High-1Saturday 22 June: Aurora String Quartet

Programme:

Franz Schubert: Quartett-Satz D703
Ross EdwardsEcstatic Dance for two violins
Maurice Ravel: String Quartet

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday 21 September: Merlewood Ensemble

Catherine O’Rourke (flute), Margot Cruft (oboe), Isabel Paterson (violin), Alistair Nelson (viola), Imke Henderson (‘cello),  Gordon Tocher (keyboard)

Having been established for over 10 years, performing successful concerts throughout the Scottish Highlands, from Skye to Banff, the Merlewood Ensemble play  chamber music concerts by classically trained musicians who live in the Highlands. A versatile 6 – piece chamber group, performing a varied repertoire of music for strings, woodwind, voice  and keyboard including solos, duets, trios, quartets and full ensemble.

Richard SteeleSaturday 12 October: Recital on the historic Willis Organ with Richard Steele MA BMus FRCO FRAM GRSM HonRCM.

Richard Steele studied organ at the Royal Academy of Music, took a London University BMus and then gained a PGCE at Cambridge University. He is the son-in-law of one of our elders, Diana Fraser.

All recitals at 12 noon, except for the first (at 12.30) and will last one hour.

Donations welcome for The Highland Hospice and The Archie Foundation Raigmore Childrens Ward Appeal.