Chorus concert to support flood group


Stonehaven Chorus and Friends are holding a concert in the town hall on Sunday June 23 at 7pm to support the work of the Stonehaven Flood Action group.

The group which is a 50 strong mixed voice choir will raise funds for those who were affected by the floods in December last year and the ongoing flood needs.

The evening is entitled ‘Songs of Scotland and the Sea’ and includes many well known and popular pieces.

Conductor Ralph Jamieson, who led the chorus in our successful ‘Come and Sing’ has arranged a programme containing a number of songs to allow for audience participation.

Dj John Hearne, presently on sabbatical, has returned especially to support this event.

The Chorus are being supported by many friends who are taking part in the concert.

These include Mackie academy junior and senior choirs with their conductor, Barry Drennan as well as three medal winners in the Burns World Federation competition.

The medal winners will be reciting poems, namely Rory McGver, Kirsty Duncan and Kyle Jessiman, all from Newtonhill primary school.

Also taking part are two local, talented young musicians currently studying at the Royal Scottish Conservatoire, Rory Comerford, who will be playing the guitar and Cameron Ross who will entertain the crowd with some Scottish riddle music.

To add to this local talent, Andrew Dickinson, baritone soloist, who won the UK young Rotary Musician of the year in 2012 before going to study at Oxford will also be taking part.

The evening begins at 6.30pm, when the audience can meet the chorus and enjoy a drink from the bar.

There will also be a raffle with all proceeds going to the Flood Action Group funds.

Tickets are £5 and are available from Ma Simpsons, The Royal Hotel, Chorus members and at the door of the Stonehaven Town Hall on the night.