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September 2016 -Harmonie Music

McOpera Wind Ensemble continue their excellent work as Artists in residence at Aberdeen University. This concert will also be repeated in the beautiful surroundings of New Kilpatrick Church in Bearsden Franz Krommer -Octet Partita Mozart -Harmonie Music from his Operas Mozart- Octet Serenade in C minor 7.30pm 15th September, Kings …

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September 2016 – ‘Noye’s Fludde’ by Benjamin Britten

An exciting community opera performed as part of the Lammermuir Festival. Go to The Noye’s Fludde Website for more information. Conducted by internationally acclaimed conductor Sian Edwards. Featuring singers Andrew MacTaggart, Penelope Cousland and Donald Maxwell as the Voice of God; and with the children of Dunbar Primary School. Directed …

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March 2016 – Mussorgsky’s ‘Pictures from an Exhibition’

Mussorgsky’s ‘Pictures from an Exhibition’ as the central piece in a concert devoted to the rich sound world of McOpera Brass in collaboration with The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Brass & Percussion Departments. An evening of contrasts that will have something for everyone to enjoy and which will form part …

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February 2016 – Olivier Messiaen: Quartet For The End of Time

Olivier Messiaen: Quartet For The End of Time, with workshops and two performances. Two of the musicians in this performance spent time as students working on this masterpiece with the composer and we are thrilled that they will bring this invaluable experience to the evening. Thursday February 4th at 7:30pm …

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January 2016 – Chamber Music In The Round

The Drake Bar, Glasgow at 7.30pm Wednesday 13th January 2016 A special concert for the New Year featuring one of our fabulous McOpera string quartets. The fifth in The Drake Ensemble’s series of Chamber Music In The Round featured: Schubert’s String Quintet in C major (D. 956, Op. posth. 163) …

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December 2015 – Baroque Classics in Bearsden

12th December 2015, New Kilpatrick Church, Bearsden We warmed up this winter with some mince pies, wine and our annual Christmas concert of Baroque Classics. Vivaldi – ‘Winter’ from ‘Four Seasons’ with Anthony Moffat (Violin) Bach – Brandenburg Concerto No.5 Vivaldi – Concerto for Two Violins with Anthony Moffat and Terez …

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November 2015 – McOpera Ensemble with Helen Lothian

On Saturday 7th November at 7.30pm The first in a series of 3 concerts, starting at Sherbrooke St Gilbert’s Church with a program of music from the movies and television. Click on the link below to hear Helen singing the Godfather Theme with the ensemble, recorded in April this year. …

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November 2015 – Chamber Music In The Round

Thursday 5th November at 7.30pm McOpera musicians The Drake Ensemble performed the first of 6 concerts with the audience just feet away, in the intimate setting of the Drake Bar, Glasgow. On the menu this time; Haydn String Quartet in G Op. 77 no.1 Mozart Flute Quartet in G Mozart …

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September 2015 – National Chamber Music Day

You could catch McOpera not once, but twice during National Chamber Music Day on 19th September! McOpera Brass were be playing at Waitrose in Milngavie from 1-3pm, and the McOpera Ensemble were joined by soprano Jane Irwin later that day at New Kilpatrick Church, Bearsden at 7:30pm. Thanks to all …

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September 2015 – Aberdeen University Residency 2015-2018

In November 2013 Music Co-OPERAtive Scotland visited Aberdeen University for a Friday lunchtime concert, then subsequently to deliver masterclasses later in the academic year. These visits were a resounding success and have led to the development of our relationship in academic session 2014 / 2015, leading to a broad range …