7th April 2018 Pitlochry Festival Theatre.
This was the first time that the choir had performed at the theatre for over 10 years. The concert attracted an audience of more than 300 people, who enjoyed a great evening's entertainment.
The first half included excerpts from My Fair Lady and West Side Story performed by our soloists Colin Murray, a student at the Alexander Gibson Opera School, Colleen Nicholl, a graduate from Trinity Laban Conservatoire, Seumus Begg, a student at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, and the choir's own Norma Haigh, who took the role of Eliza in My Fair Lady.
After the interval, the choir, together with soloists, performed Carmina Burana by Carl Orff. Beginning and ending with the well known and popular "O fortuna", this piece contains some beautiful, evocative and exciting music which was much appreciated by the large audience.
Accompaniment was provided by Muriel Johnstone and Mark Rogers supported by Jonathan Chapman from the Conservatoire as percussionist.
This was a much more extravagant production than those performed by the choir in recent years and we are grateful to financial support provided by Perth Honda and Tilney Financial, who helped to make the occasion viable. Our thanks also go to Pitlochry Festival Theatre for their professionalism and support.
Opera Favourites, including choruses and arias from Carmen, Faust, Madam Butterfly performed by Pitlochry and District Choral Society and soloists including Thomas Kinch. Musical Director, Norman Beedie; Accompanists, Muriel Johnstone and Peter Shand.
Our Christmas concert was on 11th December in the Atholl Palace Hotel, and was well attended.
The programme included Brahms Liebeslieder and carols from the choral and from a group of Breadalbane pupils. Dougal Lee gave the seasonal readings with his usual aplomb, causing considerable laughter with his explanation for his, less than accurate, accent in reading a poem by Benjamin Zephaniah.
Muriel and Peter not only accompanied the choir, but they also played some lively duets.
The Tryst is located behind the Church of Scotland. Access is off West Moulin Road, and there is limited parking around the church. If you prefer there is parking on the left hand side of West Moulin Road just after the Town Hall and before you reach the lane to the church.
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