Submitted by Angus Ross, Skye Chamber Music
Skye Chamber Music is producing the 3rd Classical Celebration, with the Island Chorus, Reading Room and Skye and Lochalsh Orchestra. It will be held at the Fingal Centre at the High School in Portree, on Monday 10th December, starting at 6:40 p.m. The programme is below, and it follows the huge success of the last two years. Why not bring a party, your own wine (or preferred tipple), glasses (from which to drink) and a table decoration – for which there will be a prize for the best. Let’s try and beat the 150 or so audience of the last two years!
In a change this year, we will be providing a hot buffet for everybody – so just come with yourselves, friends, and booze (including coffee and tea if you are so inclined)! As with the previous two celebrations, there will be no charge to enter (or enjoy the food) but there will be an opportunity to take part in a prize draw and donate towards the cost of the event.
Each of the supporting groups will have a stall in the foyer and representatives will be happy to talk with you, should you need more information about what we all do. The plan is to have books and CDs also for sale at very reasonable prices.
6.40 – Live music starts with Kevin and Chris Watkiss playing a Two piano Duet, by Brahms. Variations on a Theme by Haydn (those of you there last year might remember their phenomenal finale – and won’t want to be late and miss this!)
7 p.m. Main concert starts
Beethoven Piano Trio Opus 1 no. 1. 1st and 4th movements. Alan Donald, violin. Bar Purser, Cello. Chris Watkiss, piano.
Island Chorus sing a medley from Phantom of the Opera.
Morag Henriksen, Stephen Plant and Helen Danter will represent The Reading Room, with a selection of WW1 songs and poems from Far, Far from Ypres.
John Purser, Circus Suite, piano duet: Pianists Chris and Elaine.
Sammartini recorder concerto: Soloist Judith Bullivant accompanied by Peter MacLaren and members of the Skye and Lochalsh Orchestra.
Food will then be served during which the live music continues with…
Alan Donald, viola. Meg Rosher, Flute.
The Broadford Trio: Peter MacLaren, Judith Bullivant and Lynne Armistace-Brown.
The Reading Room committee wants to thank everyone who has supported our Skye group, and we wish all of you Happy Holidays.
We look forward to seeing you at the Classical Celebration. For information regarding this event or the Reading Room, we can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Facebook: Reading Room – Skye.