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Region: North East Scotland

www.open-concerts.co.uk/aberdeen-city/

The Category Aberdeen City is a subset of North East Scotland. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Aberdeen City 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):

- Aberdeen and District Organists' Association

- Aberdeen Chorus of Sweet Adelines

- Aberdeen Orpheus Choir

- Aberdeen Strathspey & Reel Society

- Grampian Concert Orchestra

- Granite City Chorus

- Granite City Pipes & Drums

- Portlethen & District Pipe Band

 

www.open-concerts.co.uk/aberdeenshire/

The Category Aberdeenshire is a subset of North East Scotland. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Aberdeenshire which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

Category:Aberdeenshire

www.open-concerts.co.uk/angus/

The Category Angus is a subset of North East Scotland. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Angus 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):

- Arbroath Pipe Band

- City of Brechin Pipe Band

- Forfar Musical Society

- Kirriemuir Festival of Music and Song

- Webster Memorial Theatre

 

Category:Angus

www.open-concerts.co.uk/crieff/

The Category Crieff is a subset of Perth and Kinross. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Crieff 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):

- Blackford Fiddle Group

- Comrie Pipe Band

- Strathearn Singers

 

Category:Crieff

www.open-concerts.co.uk/dundee-city/

The Category Dundee City is a subset of North East Scotland. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Dundee City 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):

- City of Discovery Pipe Band

- Dundee Schools Music Theatre

Lydian Singers

- MacKenzie Caledonian Pipe Band

 

Category:Dundee City

www.open-concerts.co.uk/moray/

The Category Moray is a subset of North East Scotland. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Moray 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):

- Elgin and District Pipe Band

 

www.open-concerts.co.uk/perth/

The Category Perth is a subset of Perth and Kinross. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Perth 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):

- Perth Barbershop Singers

- Vale of Atholl Pipe Band

 

Category:Perth

www.open-concerts.co.uk/pitlochry/

The Category Pitlochry is a subset of Perth and Kinross. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Pitlochry 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):

- Aberfeldy & District Gaelic Choir

- Alyth & District Pipe Band

- Parish of Dunkeld Handbell Ringers

 

Category:Pitlochry

nespa.scot

‘Aberdeen’s oldest and original music, drama and dance Festival began life in 1909 and is still very much alive today ... The Festival adopts the motto of Sir Henry Walford Davies “Not to gain a prize or defeat a rival but to pace one another on the road to excellence”. The Festival is run entirely by volunteers and relies on entry fees, fundraising and sponsorship to continue to offer performance opportunities to musicians, singers and actors from the North East and beyond. The Festival takes place each year in the first week of June, in halls throughout the city. The Festival is not just for the performers. All events are open to the public and audiences are warmly welcomed.’

 

www.aberdeenchambermusic.org

'The objective of ACMC is to foster the appreciation and study of chamber music by the promotion of an annual series of six concerts from ensembles of the highest quality, of Scottish, national and international standing. We aim to provide a stimulating mix of different types of ensemble, with programmes including both the core chamber music repertoire and less well-known and contemporary pieces.'

 

www.aberdeenfolkclub.co.uk

‘Meets every Wednesday ... We have a great programme of music and song from visiting and local artists. There is also an opportunity for singers and musicians to take part in our regular sessions which are open to members and non-members.’

 

Category:Folk Clubs

aboynecellos.co.uk

Held Late July: 'Has rapidly established itself as one of the largest and most exciting events in the cellists’ calendar. Conceived in 2005 by Aboyne resident and cellist Myrtle Watt, the festival attracts students from all over the UK, as well as from Canada, Germany and South Africa. Our three inspiring tutors are also all top level performers, and the public face of the Festival – a series of 6 concerts in 8 days, is built round them ... The concerts take place in Aboyne, Tarland, Finzean and at Woodend Barn in Banchory.'

 

www.strathearnartspace.co.uk/criefffolkclub

‘Based at Strathearn Artspace, the site of the old Library on Comrie St. Concerts on a Thursday night once a month ... If all goes well, it's also planned to include session evenings every two weeks on the Thursday between the concert evenings.’

 

Category:Folk Clubs

www.abdn.ac.uk/music/

‘Music at Aberdeen is a thriving learning, performing and research community ... The University of Aberdeen is unusual in placing both Music and Music Education in the same department, which has a positive benefit for all staff and students. Our flexible BMus degree programme is one of only a handful of degrees in Music which incorporate a teaching qualification. Staff are active as musicologists, composers and performers and their work is recognised and valued throughout the world, both in research communities as well as in the concert hall and via broadcast media.'

 

www.dundeechambermusic.org.uk

'You can't easily get to concerts in the Wigmore Hall or the South Bank? No problem: we bring fine music played by top professionals to Dundee. The essence of Chamber Music is in the intimacy. You are close enough to the players to be aware of what they are putting into the music and to witness the skill of the performers in a way that you can't with an orchestra. It is the most live of live music. Since 1929. Dundee Chamber Music has been bringing the best of the world's chamber musicians to our city.'

 

www.haddoarts.com

‘Haddo House is a Scottish stately home located near Tarves in Aberdeenshire, approximately 20 miles north of Aberdeen. It has been owned by the National Trust for Scotland since 1979 ... “Haddo Arts” is an exciting new organisation which brings a unique artistic experience to Haddo. Working with world-class artists and makers, with local professionals and communities, schools and other arts organisations, Haddo Arts will create a distinctive annual programme across the whole of Haddo – the House, the Hall and Country Park.‘ Festival held Early October.

 

Category:Arts Festivals

www.moray.gov.uk/moray_standard/page_53005.ht...

'The Instrumental Instruction Service is provided by Education & Social Care during school term time by qualified instrumental instructors ... In addition to lessons, there are many opportunities for children to participate in various ensembles which meet on Saturday morning and other times throughout the week. Most of these ensembles are associated with the school or with Moray Music Centre.'

 

inveruriemusic.org

‘Established in 1999 due to local enthusiasm for high quality live music in the classical tradition performed in rural settings and to a variety of age groups ... The main aim of the group is to bring concerts given by professional musicians to audiences in and around the Inverurie area. Inverurie Music also promotes educational musical activities, including workshops delivered by professional musicians in schools and other venues in Aberdeenshire ... Recently there has been an expansion of Inverurie Music's educational role in collaboration with Enterprise Music Scotland. Inverurie Music sets up workshops at local schools, instrumental groups and with the local orchestra.'

 

morayjazzclub.com

'Meets on Thursday evenings... Performers include a number of excellent local musicians and guests from further afield who play a wide variety of jazz. Visitors to the Jazz Club are very welcome.'

 

Category:Jazz Clubs

www.musicinblairatholl.co.uk

Aims include: To establish an annual series of concerts and recitals aimed at providing both local & visiting audiences with top quality performances by both U.K. and foreign artists and ensembles; To open many rehearsals to the public and to schools, and with this informality to remove artist/audience barriers’.

 

www.rannochandtummel.co.uk/music-in-rannoch-c...

'A local organisation that arranges a series of six concerts per year ... The Old Church in Kinloch Rannoch is a beautiful venue with excellent acoustics, perfect for musicians and audiences alike. Concert-goers also enjoy time to socialise during the interval over a glass of wine or a soft drink.'

 

www.niel-gow.co.uk

‘Established in 2004 to celebrate the life and music of Perthshire's fiddle legend.’ Held Mid March.

 

Category:Folk Festivals

www.nesms.org.uk/r8/index.html

‘NESMS exists to provide tuition at an advanced level for musically talented individuals of all ages. To do this we bring internationally recognized teachers to our centre in Aberdeen on a regular basis – normally nine times a year. We have four teaching studios, one of which is large enough to hold small concerts or recitals, and an extensive library ... We know that success in public performance increases musical confidence and awareness. And so for those who want to develop the ability to deal confidently with an audience we provide suitably supported opportunities to perform both within and beyond the School as a solo player or as part of an ensemble – in for example our Flute Choir, Chamber Group or Wind Ensemble.‘

 

www.nescgs.co.uk

‘NESCGS is a group of like-minded people who have come together to broaden the awareness, understanding and appreciation of the classical guitar ... The Society meets twice a month where members can play solo pieces and get involved with the ensemble. We organise concerts and workshops with renowned guitarists that are held locally in Aberdeenshire.’

 

Category:Aberdeen City

perthshire-music-festival.org.uk

‘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.’

 

www.perthaccordionfestival.co.uk

‘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.

 

www.perthchambermusic.org.uk

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'.

 

sound-scotland.co.uk

'sound is all about new music. We invite you on a sonic adventure - discover new sounds and expect the unexpected! We support composers to create - making new music is important to us. We think the north-east of Scotland is an exciting and vibrant place to live and visit ...' The Sound Festival is held Early November.

 

www.strathearnmusicsociety.btck.co.uk

'Founded in 1966 as the Strathearn Arts Guild ... We have around 80 members from Crieff, Comrie, Auchterarder, Muthill and other parts of Perthshire. We welcome new members, so if you would like to join us please contact us ... As well as the programme of evening concerts, the Society has introduced very successful afternoon Schools workshops for local young people, to encourage and promote an appreciation of classical music amongst instrumental players and concert-goers of the future.'

 

www.scotsorgan.org.uk

‘The Society promotes interest in organs and organ music among its members and the general public. There are around 60 members throughout Angus, Dundee, North Fife and Perthshire, including players of all abilities as well as others who do not play the organ but enjoy organ and choral music. An annual programme includes recitals, demonstrations of technique and repertoire, visits to interesting organs and social events. Membership is open to anyone who shares our interests. Non-members are welcome at all our meetings.’  ALERT Society Website inaccessible at Review.

 

www.aberdeenbachchoir.com

‘As well as works by J.S. Bach, the Choir, with over 100 voices, performs a wide variety of choral music from the 16th to the 21st Century ... Our members have varying degrees of musical expertise. We are by no means all expert musicians or sight readers, but we define what it takes to be a choir member as: “to be able to sing accurately and in tune, with a secure sense of rhythm and be familiar with musical notation”. If that sounds like you, I am sure you will enjoy the experience of rehearsing and performing with us ...’

 

www.aberdeenchamberorchestra.co.uk

‘Formed in 1982 and has established itself at the forefront of amateur orchestral playing in Aberdeen. Programmes have utilised the full variety of orchestral dispositions, from chamber to full symphony orchestra - from the music of the Classical period to contemporary film. We welcome players, particularly in the string section, who have achieved Associated Board Grade 8 standard or equivalent ... Currently, the ACO promotes an average of 3 concerts a year in the Aberdeen area.’

www.aberdeenchoral.org.uk

Founded 1946: ‘Two concerts have been presented every year consisting of an annual performance of Handel's Messiah in the week before Christmas and a second concert in March drawn from the choral works of leading composers. The choir maintains a membership of over 100 and has always enjoyed a wide following in the city and the surrounding area’.

www.aberdeensinfonietta.com

'Founded in 1987, originally as a small group of strings and harpsichord. In 1997, at a time when the group was beginning to feel the need to expand its musical repertoire, they were given the exciting opportunity to expand considerably in order to perform as a chamber orchestra in the Music Hall with Roger Williams as conductor, and with the brilliant Russian pianist Mikhail Kazakevich as soloist. Since then Aberdeen Sinfonietta has established itself as one of the foremost contributors to music-making in the north-east.'

www.anguschoralsociety.co.uk

'The Angus Choral Society gives a warm welcome to new members ... Rehearsals are from 7.30pm to 9.30pm on Friday evenings, starting at the end of August and continuing until our Christmas concert in early December. We resume in January to rehearse for our Spring concert towards the end of April.'

www.chansons.co.uk

‘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

www.concordiastringorchestra.org.uk

‘An accomplished, dynamic and friendly amateur musical ensemble based in Aberdeen ... Was formed in 1997 and comprises musicians from all walks of life, including students, teachers, accountants and engineers. We ... generally perform two or three concerts for the public each year ... The orchestra has steadily grown in reputation and membership, offering players the opportunity to meet new people, play challenging music and develop their skills of musicianship.’ 

 

www.crieffchoral.co.uk

'Group of about 60 enthusiastic singers of all ages who enjoy making music from Handel to Hammerstein. Our regular concerts in Crieff include professional soloists and musicians. We perform two concerts a year, a serious classical piece in the Easter period and a more light-hearted programme before Christmas.'

 

www.facebook.com/deesideorchestra/

'The Deeside Orchestra started about 30 years ago and has gone from strength to strength ... New players are always welcome to come and join us.'

 

www.dundeechoralunion.co.uk

‘For over 150 years, we have aimed to offer inspiring performances of a wide range of sacred and secular choral works, fully justifying the recognition of Dundee Choral Union as one of the three great city choirs in Scotland ... We usually performs two concerts each year, a Christmas Concert in December and a Spring Concert in March, both held in the Caird Hall, City Square, Dundee.‘

www.dundeesymphonyorchestra.org.uk

'Founded in 1893 by a group of enthusiastic performers, Dundee's amateur orchestra performs three concerts a year in the Caird Hall Dundee and occasionally at other venues in Scotland. You may wish to apply to join the orchestra as a player. We are always looking for new members, particularly string and percussion players, who are good enough to be able to contribute to the success of our concerts, and to benefit from playing regularly in our orchestra.'

 

grampianyouthorchestra.weebly.com

Founded 2006: ‘The orchestra brings together talented musicians from the Grampian region of Scotland (including Aberdeenshire and Moray), offering instrumentalists of school and university age the opportunities to work with leading conductors and to perform with international and local musicians ... Every year the orchestra gets together for a rehearsal day before embarking on a weekend course later that year, which ends with a concert ... Players of all orchestral instruments are invited to apply to audition for membership of GYO. Players from anywhere in the North East of Scotland (born or studying in) between the ages of 12 and 22 ... are eligible. Players should be at ABRSM Grade 7/8 level but players working towards this level are encouraged to apply’.

 

www.granitecitybrass.co.uk

Founded 1850: ‘We are one of the longest established Brass Bands in the north of Scotland, based in Aberdeen ... The Band performs in and around Aberdeen regularly at a wide variety of events such as fund raising concerts, local galas, church services ... The Community Band provides an opportunity for players of all ages and abilities to come together to make music in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere ...  From time to time there is an opportunity to also participate in joint rehearsals with Granite City Brass ... This is a superb opportunity to learn at another level with guidance and tuition’.

 

www.inverurieconcertband.co.uk

‘YOUR local community band and welcomes woodwind, brass and percussion players of all ages and standards (You need to be at least grade 3/4 and above) ... The band repertoire provides a wide range of music from classical to contemporary, suites to film themes. We perform several concerts each year.’

www.inverurieorchestra.co.uk

‘A community orchestra made up mainly of amateur musicians from across Aberdeenshire who enjoy making music together ... The orchestra welcomes new members ... No pressure! No auditions! So, if you play or have played before and are looking for somewhere to take this up again for fun then the Inverurie Orchestra is right for you! ... We perform 3 times a year. Easter, Summer and Winter with a variety of music for everyone to enjoy learning and performing.’

www.keithsilverband.org

‘Based in the town of Keith, Morayshire, in the North East of Scotland. We are a non-contesting band with the emphasis on music which is enjoyable to play and entertaining for our audience. We always welcome new players of any ability and we are taking an active role in promoting brass playing for beginners. If you are interested, please feel free to come along to a rehearsal.’

 

www.learig.org.uk

‘Has long been one of the most popular amateur orchestras in North East Scotland. We pride ourselves on our friendliness and welcome players of all instruments, at all standards. In a typical year we give three concerts, all supporting charities. Recent concerts have included works as diverse as the symphonies and overtures of the great classical masters to the sound tracks from popular films and arrangements of comic operas or popular dance music. We are aware that many people learn on a borrowed instrument, but are unable to carry on playing after they leave school. We have a number of loan instruments, so contact us; we may be able to help out.’

 

www.facebook.com/MorayConcertBrass/

'Formed by Glenn M Munro in 1992 from the Moray Music Centre senior brass band which, as with other music centre groups, only rehearsed from August to March with performances at Christmas and Easter. Seeing the potential of the group, Glenn gained permission to continue the group into the summer term and MCB was born ...'

www.perthsymphonyorchestra.co.uk

'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.'

 

www.pdcs.info

‘A well-established mixed voice amateur choir with around 60 members ... We hold two concerts each year in December and April.’

 

www.stonehavenchorus.co.uk

'A mixed voice choir of around 50 people from a wide range of backgrounds. Most of the singers live in and around the coastal town of Stonehaven near Aberdeen in Scotland, but a number travel from further afield.

Category:Chamber Choirs

www.taysidesymphonyorchestra.org.uk

‘The members of the Orchestra generally come from the Tayside region. When needed, extra musicians come from Edinburgh or Glasgow to fill necessary positions for our concerts. Most of the Orchestra members are amateur musicians but a good number are music teachers or ex-professional musicians ... What matters most is a love of music and the joy in creating music together. Anyone wishing to join us should have a minimum of Grade 6 and preferably Grade 8 in their orchestral instrument. A yearly bursary is offered to exceptional students studying music at the Conservatoire, Music Colleges or Universities.’

www.ythansingers.co.uk

Formed 1980: ‘Perform through Aberdeenshire raising money for charity. Repertoire: oratorios, classical, folk, Scottish, musicals, semi pop music’.

 

www.leisureandculturedundee.com/culture/caird...

'Dundee’s main Concert and Event venue, located in the heart of the City. The building is Grade A listed and has a Visitscotland 4 star Theatre award ... The magnificent Harrison & Harrison organ in the Caird Hall is one of Dundee’s cultural jewels. It has been hailed by eminent recitalists as “the finest concert organ in Scotland” and it ranks among a handful of outstanding organs in the world. The Friends of the Caird Hall Organ promote and support the organ so that as many people as possible can hear and enjoy its glorious sound. The Friends arrange recitals, concerts, educational projects and other events involving the organ.'

 

pitlochryfestivaltheatre.com

'The "Theatre in the Hills" has an international reputation for the high quality and scale of its productions, drawing over 100,000 visitors from through the UK and abroad every year to enjoy a unique repertoire system which allows visitors to see a different show every night of the week - two on matinée days!'

www.standrewscathedralaberdeen.org.uk/music.h...

‘Worship at St Andrew’s is in the Anglican Choral Cathedral Style with an emphasis on liturgy ... providing a range of high quality music to enhance the worship at choral services, as well as a weekly recital series and a variety of other concerts and musical events. The building has a fine acoustic and the cathedral organ is a historic instrument, some of which dates back to 1818.’

 

Category:Cathedrals

www.st-johns-kirk.co.uk/concerts-and-music

‘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

www.dundee.ac.uk/music/

'The Dundee University Music Society (DUMS) is home to a number of talented musicians from both in and around Dundee. As the university has no music department, the society aims to provide a place for those with an interest in music to collaborate and meet like-minded people to perform pieces from a variety of genres and styles.'

www.thebarnarts.co.uk

'The Barn provides an ambitious and inclusive cultural programme, encompassing music, theatre, film, dance, comedy, talks, visual art, workshops and environmental projects. We also support artists, makers and designers to research and create artwork inspired by our location and context.'

 

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