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September 2015 – McOpera Early Years Opera Development

In August, five instrumentalists from McOpera Outreach worked with writer and director Martin O’Connor, composer Oliver Searle, singer Daniela Hathaway, designer Rachel O’Neill and choreographer Janice Parker to develop Squirrel, a new interactive opera for the early years’, supported by the National Lottery through Creative Scotland. Based at Platform in Easterhouse, the team created an innovative concept in workshop performances for the 0-5 years …

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August 2015 – Chamber Music @ The Drake

On Wednesday 26th August McOpera chamber musicians entertained a sell out audience with some glorious music “in the round”, in the intimate setting of the Drake Bar in the heart of Glasgow’s West End. The programme included: J Haydn: String Quartet No. 53 in D major (“The Lark”), Op. 64, …



July 2015 – McOpera Outreach @ David Cargill House

Our McOpera Outreach members had a great time on July 22nd sharing our music making with the residents of David Cargill House, as part of the Enterprise Music Scotland ‘Train and Sustain Dementia’ programme. Head of McOpera Outreach Sue Baxendale said “It was such a privilege for us to work …



June 2015 – Chamber Music Performances

McOpera musicians were out and about during June, starting with some of our our wind players performing Mozart’s Gran Partita (Serenade for 13 winds) with Ensemble 13 at Westbourne Music (The Merchants House of Glasgow, 7 West George Street) at 12:45pm on Thursday 18th June. The following week viola player …

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June 2015 – Tobias Ringborg and McOpera Ensemble in Concert

Internationally acclaimed violinist and conductor Tobias Ringborg joined us for an all Schubert programme. The concerts took place at 1pm on 12th June in St. Machar’s Cathedral Aberdeen, and 7pm 14th June St. Andrew’s in the Square Glasgow. McOpera are in discussion with a prominent Scottish based composer and author …

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June 2015 – Simoon at the Cottier Chamber Project

After last year’s successful performance of ‘Rothschild’s Violin’, 2015 saw McOpera return to the West End Festival and the Cottier Chamber Project. On Monday June 8th at 7.30pm in the Western Baths, in an enhanced concert performance featuring soprano star Jane Irwin, alongside Philip Sheffield, Damian Thantrey and Charlie Drummond, …

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May 2015 – Glen Art Charity

  The Glen Art Charity kicked off its ‘Voices of the First World War’ project with an evening of readings and music marking the centenary anniversary of the sinking of the Lusitania on May 8th. Conducted by the esteemed Tobias Ringborg, this performance took place in the Tall Ship, Glasgow …



December 2014 – McOpera at the Art Club in Glasgow

Our McOpera musicians in The Edington Ensemble (Stephen Adam – Piano, Frances Pryce – Violin, Susan Harris – Viola and Sarah Harrington – Cello) performed a concert at the Art Club in Glasgow on Saturday 29th December to mark the re-opening of the Art Club after the restoration work of the …

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December 2014 – Christmas Classics with McOpera Ensemble

At the end of 2014 we held our seasonal concert of Christmas Classics featuring the McOpera Ensemble directed by Anthony Moffat, this time with special guests Janet Bloxwich and Jamie MacDougall. This year the concerts took place at two venues; Saturday 13th December was in New Kilpatrick Church, Bearsden and …

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December 2014 – Maggie’s Christmas Music

A quartet from McOpera played for Craig Armstrong on Sunday 8th December in Oran Mor, in aid of Maggie’s. Thanks to all who came along and got into the Christmas spirit to support this excellent cause. More info on Maggie’s