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‘An annual festival of music, speech and dance.  Each year around 2,800 performers take part in the two week festival which runs in March. There are events for groups of almost any size and description, in addition to an extensive programme for solo performance. Performers have the opportunity to develop their skills through receiving advice and encouragement from a team of experienced professional adjudicators.’

 

‘A major occasion in the Scottish music calendar incorporating the official Scottish Accordion Championships for traditional music alongside fiddle competitions and a range of individual and group sections covering a variety of musical styles ... Come along and listen to the competitions and enjoy the wonderful music ... The Grand Finale ... features the results of the Senior Scottish Championship and performances by some of the nation’s leading musicians.’ Held Late October.

 

Also indexedScottish Accordion Championships

Typically, six evening concerts, October - March: 'From the very first we have had education as a primary aim. Each year, complimentary season tickets for a large number of pupils were provided to the music departments of all High Schools in the Perth area. This has now been expanded to free entry to the concerts for anyone of school age'.

 

‘First established in 1979, the Choir has built up a reputation for high quality performance of a very wide repertoire ... Members are drawn from across Perthsire, Fife and Tayside. Entry is by audition, and soloists are normally drawn from within the group. The full members’ roll numbers around forty voices.’

 

Category Chamber Choirs

'The Inspiration Orchestra is a project aimed at enabling disabled people to play beautiful music. Our work revolves around weekly individual music lessons, weekly orchestra practices and monthly public concerts. Any person living with disabilities may apply to join us. All lessons are free of charge.'

 

Category Perth

'The Society's aim is to provide enjoyment and give people the chance to play in an orchestra. To playing members, amateur and professional alike, it offers the opportunity of being part of a full symphony orchestra, and the satisfaction of giving regular public concerts in a full-sized hall. To listening members, it offers the pleasure of varied concert programmes - classical, romantic, modern, popular, and sometimes adventurous - at a modest cost, in the most central venue in Perth. The orchestra also likes to give young professional musicians, formerly at Perth and Kinross schools, the chance to play as augmenters. Exceptionally talented young Perth professionals are invited to perform as soloists.'

 

‘Comprises three pipe bands ... The structure of three bands playing at different levels enables players to develop, with commitment and a lot of hard work, from beginner through to Grade 1 player with the prospect of competing in one of the best pipe bands in the world. To enable children to become involved in learning the instruments at the earliest opportunity the Vale provides tuition in the evening in both Pitlochry and Perth, alongside a project providing tuition within six of the Primary schools in Perth. The talent of the players in all the bands is in ready supply with many of today’s young Vale players regularly featuring in the prize lists of some of the most prestigious solo piping competitions.’

 

Category Pipe Bands

'A modern and elegant space that houses a diverse programme of concerts, performances and contemporary art. It has a dazzling glass-fronted foyer and copper-topped dome hall with a stunning auditorium and elegant studio.'

 

‘St John’s Music, running throughout autumn, winter and early spring,  is a series of Organ Recitals (usually on the first Saturday of the month at 1.00 pm) and Concerts (occasional Sundays at 3.00 pm) promoted by the Kirk. It aims to showcase the best of local music-making and to provide a platform for the many talented performers who live in and around Perthshire. In addition the Kirk often plays host to professional ensembles within Scotland ... and a wealth of internationally renowned soloists, as well as amateur choirs and ensembles from the region.‘

 

Category Churches

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