'Competitive music festival open to all ages and abilities ... Performers are adjudicated on their performance ... Inverness Festival Association owns or cares for 90 shields, trophies and cups. If all classes that award trophies etc. are entered, then 88 of these are awarded each year. There are also 6 levels of certificate - Fair, Moderate, Merit, Commended, Distinction, and Outstanding. The competitive element of the Festival culminates with the prestigious Premier Competitions.' Held Early March.
'The Band originated as "Charleston and Nairn Pipes & Drums". The name was changed to reflect the fact that the members are now coming from a wider number of schools ... We are a group of secondary pupils who are talented in piping and drumming ... We have played at lots of different types of events such as gala days, highland games, parades and many more ... There is a fee for our services which goes towards the band's outfits and equipment.'
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'Based in Inverness in the Highlands of Scotland, the enterprising group of instrumentalists have specialised ... in performances of the courtly and popular music of Renaissance Scotland on a wide range of early wind, stringed and keyboard instruments and more recently a concort of voices.'
'The largest choir in the Highlands of Scotland and draws singers from a wide area around Inverness. The Choral Society presents two main concerts every year, in Spring and Autumn. These usually take place at the impressive Eden Court Theatre in Inverness, and the concerts attract large audiences. The Inverness Choral Sinfonia frequently joins us in performances of the major choral works as well as lesser known choral music.'
'Opened in April 1976. At the time, the design was strikingly modern. As the only large scale performance venue in the region, the building was designed by architects Law & Dunbar-Nasmith to house all types of performing arts from opera to popular music, concerts, ballet, modern dance, drama and films ... Following a major appeal and two years of closure Eden Court reopened in November 2007 as the one of the best equipped arts centres in the country. The Victorian Bishop’s Palace and 1976 theatre, both Grade A Listed, were retained and two new extensions added ...'
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