Melrose Music Festival Preview Concert

Melrose Music Festival Preview Concert
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Posted By: Jon Aldridge
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Date Posted: Sun, 5 May 2024

Melrose Music Festival Preview Concert, 11 May, 2024


Following hot on the heels of our performance of Bach’s St John Passion, we’re taking part in the Preview Concert for Melrose Music Festival. This year sees a re-launch of the Festival under the Artistic Directorship of our very own Director, Robert Marshall, and May’s concert will showcase some of the musicians and music that will be performing in September. To top things off, Sir James MacMillan will talk to us all about the power of music and music-making.


Our very own contributions to this concert will consist of MacMillan’s stunning piece, A New Song, some spell-binding sixteenth-century Scottish polyphony, the Swingle Singers’s arrangement of Bach’s Air on a G String, and leading all of the performers combined in Ralph Vaughan Williams’s beautiful A Serenade to Music. And, from our rehearsals so far, it’s shaping up to be a wonderful concert that will have many of us very excited about participating in the Festival programme in only a few months’ time.