Published: 20/04/2017 07:00 - Updated: 14/04/2017 11:03

Inverness Choral group sets scene for Spring Concert at Eden Court

Inverness Choral will revive a programme it last performed more than 30 years ago for its Spring Concert in Eden Court
Inverness Choral will revive a programme it last performed more than 30 years ago for its Spring Concert in Eden Court

A HIGHLAND choral group with a strong Ross-shire flavour is gearing up for a special spring showcase.

Singers from as far afield as Tain, Strathpeffer, Muir of Ord and the Black Isle are included in the membership of Inverness Choral Society.

Others come from Lochinver and Bonar Bridge in Sutherland, Forres, Nairn and Speyside, travelling to Smithton for weekly Monday rehearsals in the months leading up to a concert.

The choir next take to the stage of Eden Court Theatre for their Spring Concert on Saturday, April 29 at 7.30pm to perform two choral pieces.

J S Bach’s Magnificat is a musical setting of the biblical Song of the Virgin Mary and is one of his best-loved choral works, filled with joyous and uplifting music.

Haydn’s Paukenmesse, (Mass in Time of War), reflects the tensions throughout Austria at that time caused by the threatening armies of Napoleon. Haydn uses his music to represent these feelings. It was performed by Inverness Choral Society more than thirty years ago so a repeat performance is well overdue.

Joining the choir with their conductor Gordon Tocher are Inverness Choral Sinfonia and soloists Catriona Clark, Colleen Nicoll, Marion Ramsay, Alistair Digges and Andrew McTaggart.

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