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Area: Stirling

The Category Stirling is a subset of Central Scotland. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Stirling which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do not (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Stirling Gaelic Choir

- Stirling Male Voice Choir

 

Category Stirling
! Stirling KEY
VISITS (to Website)26
VIEWS (of this Record)46

'Although the venues tend to centre around the Cathedral and the Cathedral Halls, events also focus on the other halls in Dunblane and include afternoon as well as evening concerts. These offer as diverse a choice as jazz and classical music, secular and sacred programmes, purely vocal or purely instrumental music or mixed ensembles.'

 

* Dunblane Cathedral Arts Guild
VISITS (to Website)210
VIEWS (of this Record)437

‘Our programme of events is a mix of recitals, talks and presentations.’ Typically, one Saturday afternoon meeting per month, October - May, apart from December.

 

Category Stirling
* Stirling and District Society of Organists
VISITS (to Website)130
VIEWS (of this Record)263

‘International Arts Festival, based in the magnificent medieval city of Stirling, Scotland for 2018 ... (For 2019, we are moving base location to Scotland’s Capital City – Edinburgh!) ... We invite you to an area steeped in history, legend and folklore to participate in a truly international festival where you will be able to experience the majesty of Scotland and the warmth of its people ... Performances will be determined based on your genre of music and size of your ensemble. These may include ageless churches, historical town halls, contemporary theatres or medieval castles.‘ Held Early July.

 

Category Arts Festivals
* Stirling Bridge International Arts Festival
VISITS (to Website)171
VIEWS (of this Record)382

'Group of classical music enthusiasts who meet every two weeks to discuss and listen to recordings. At most meetings a member presents a selection of recorded music and background information on the composers and musicians involved.'

 

* Stirling Recorded Music Society
VISITS (to Website)208
VIEWS (of this Record)460

‘Formed in 2008 and is made up of experienced players from Dunblane and the surrounding area. The orchestra gives two concerts a year in May and November, and performs familiar and lesser known works to an appreciative audience.’

 

+ Dunblane Chamber Orchestra
VISITS (to Website)123
VIEWS (of this Record)262

‘We are a small, enthusiastic, mixed voice community choir and whilst we started in Gargunnock and continue to hold our rehearsals here, our members now come from the surrounding Forth Valley villages - Drymen, Kippen, Thornhill, Doune, Blair Logie, Dunblane ... We all have very different musical backgrounds. Some of us can't read music at all and some of us are still at school but what we all have in common is a love of music and getting together for a good sing. We sing all sorts of music - music from the Shows, some shorter Choral works, traditional Scottish songs, fun songs and singalongs. We have even ventured into Coldplay and U2 ! ... Our philosophy, as it was when we first started, is to sing for the joy and fun of singing, and we hope our audiences will enjoy the experience too.’

Category Community Choirs
+ Gargunnock Songsters
VISITS (to Website)139
VIEWS (of this Record)319

‘Based in Dunblane ... singing in various venues in the area. Many of the great choral works have been sung, in concert and to raise funds for local charities ... Singers interested in joining are welcome to come along to a couple of our rehearsals where you will be made very welcome. Membership, thereafter, is by audition with our Musical Director and includes singing a short piece of your choice, some sight-singing and short exercises to establish your range.’

 

Category Choral Societies
+ Rosenethe Singers
VISITS (to Website)87
VIEWS (of this Record)229

'The Orchestra (founded in 2002) currently has about 60 members from all parts of Scotland in sections playing sopranino, descant, treble, tenor, bass, great bass, contrabass and sub-contrabass recorders. New members are welcome. We rehearse once a month in Stirling, also in an annual residential weekend. We perform our concerts around Scotland and elsewhere.'

+ Scottish Recorder Orchestra
VISITS (to Website)268
VIEWS (of this Record)496

‘A mixed voice choir of 70-80 members with a long tradition of performing classical and choral music. No auditions required.‘

 

Category Choral Societies
+ Stirling City Choir
VISITS (to Website)119
VIEWS (of this Record)239

'Formed in 1983 by a small group of amateur musicians, Stirling Orchestra now numbers 65 to 70 players. The membership is drawn largely from the Stirling area, although several come from much further afield, and embraces a wide range of backgrounds and professions, with retirees and full time parents as well as students from Stirling University. Stirling Orchestra performs two or three concerts a year ... and presents eclectic repertoire ranging from the "classics" to 20th century, film scores and more.'

+ Stirling Orchestra
VISITS (to Website)161
VIEWS (of this Record)414

‘A 60–80 strong choir with membership drawn from University students, staff and the wider local community. Formed in 1967, the aim of the choir is to provide a friendly environment, with rewarding singing and learning opportunities for all vocal and musical abilities, and to bring a continuing diversity of choral works to the local public.’

 

Category Stirling
+ Stirling University Choir
VISITS (to Website)122
VIEWS (of this Record)239

Founded 2004, in Strathcarron Hospice, Denny, Stirling: ‘Although there were only 7 singers at the first rehearsal the choir grew rapidly and today stands at around 45 members who enjoy singing for fun. Many of the choir are associated with the Hospice - as current or former staff members, spouses or partners’.

Category Community Choirs
+ Strathcarron Singers
VISITS (to Website)86
VIEWS (of this Record)229

’50-strong amateur choir drawing from the communities of West Stirlingshire ... Known mainly for our classical repertoire, Strathendrick Singers has performed major works by Mozart, Bach, Handel, Vivaldi, Beethoven, and Fauré. Contemporary works tackled with critical success include the Scottish Premiere of Ola Gjeilo’s Sunrise Mass; Morten Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna; and Karl Jenkins’ The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace. We have also commissioned and performed a work by the world-renowned composer Sally Beamish, who lives locally.’

 

Category Stirling
+ Strathendrick Singers
VISITS (to Website)86
VIEWS (of this Record)237

'A modern arts venue located within one of Stirling’s most significant historical buildings. A jail, courthouse and one time Scottish Parliament during James VI’s reign, the Tolbooth has played an important part in Stirling’s story. We offer a wide ranging programme of performances and events including, live music, comedy and theatre. We are committed to working with young, emerging musicians and provide a number of opportunities and projects throughout the year to support their development.'

 

@ Tolbooth Stirling
VISITS (to Website)136
VIEWS (of this Record)425

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