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December 2016 -Baroque Christmas Classics

We return to New Kilpatrick Church, Bearsden with our ever popular concert of seasonal baroque music, this year with an additional performance in the wonderful setting of Glasgow Cathedral. 7.30 Friday 16th December New Kilpatrick Church, Bearsden Tickets £5 U18, £10 Adult, £22 Family, all include interval mince pie and …

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November 2016 to March 2017 -McOpera at St. Cyprian’s

Showcasing the diversity of our ensembles, McOpera musicians will be performing as part of a monthly chamber music series between November 2016 and March 2017 at St. Cyrpian’s Church in Lenzie. The Antonine Trio launch the series at 7.30pm on November 12th with a varied and entertaining programme ranging from …

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September 2016 -Reeltime/ McOpera Outreach Young Parents’ Music Project

In partnership with Music Co-OPERAtive Scotland, Motherwell based charity Reeltime Music will teach interactive music skills at two eight-weekly sessions between September and December 2016 to young parents aged 15 to 25 years old and their children under 5. Five McOpera musicians will be working with Early Years’ specialist Daniela …

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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. …