Important December dates

Everyone is needed for the rehearsal at Whitefield on Wednesday 6 December at 7.30pm. Both ladies and men are needed for the opening of Act 1 of The Mikado. Ladies can go home at tea-time! Willie will give us some support with carols at 7.00pm.

We are singing carols at Debenhams on Thursday 7 December 6.00-8.00pm. This is to publicise The Mikado, so please wear your Mikado tee shirt, if you you have one. (We don’t collect money at this event)

We shall also singing carols on Saturday 16 December at Tesco’s Duloch store 3.30-5.30pm. This is to raise funds for the Whitefield Day Hospital.

It is really important to have a large turn-out at both the carol singing events, so please come, even if you can only manage part of our allocated time slot.

Winter variations


Come and support the four players from our Mikado orchestra who will be performing in Kirkcaldy Orchestral Society’s Winter Concerts with the Langtoun Singers. Two performances on Sunday 17 December at 2.00pm and 4.00pm at The Old Kirk, Kirkcaldy.

The programme includes Fraser’s “The Snow Queen”, excerpts from “The Nutcracker” (Tchaikowsky), the “Dance of the Tumblers” (Rimsky-Korsakov), and Christmas carols. More information on the poster linked to the image.

A winning programme!

John Allen writes:

I was very pleased to receive the Scottish NODA prize for the Ruddigore programme at this year’s Scottish NODA conference in Peebles last month. There are three categories of programme into which any NODA society can enter its programme and there are first and second prizes for each category and commendations as well.

The middle category into which our programme falls is for the Standard Programme which limits its size to A5 or B5 and the number of pages to 16 or 20 plus a cover. It’s all quite scientific – smaller programmes have a category of their own and larger A4 size programmes go into the ‘Souvenir Programme’ competition.

Dunfermline G&S came first in 2015 with our programme for The Gondoliers and second last year with our programme for The Yeomen of the Guard, so it was good to win again this year.

Many thanks go to Martin for helping me with the design and layout of the programme. His input just tips the balance, turning it from being a good programme to being truly stunning and a competition winner. The programme now goes forward to the National programme competition and let’s hope we can carry off the UK prize as well as the Scottish!

A song of the sea

“If you call for a song of the sea” and don’t want to wait for Alex to sing it at our show in February, you might enjoy the next EDGAS event. After an amazing sold-out finale of Oklahoma, they’ve already kicked off their cowboy boots and started rehearsing for their next big adventure, when they’ve been invited to sing alongside the Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines Scotland at the Usher Hall on Wednesday 29 November. The programme will include traditional marches, well-known classical and Gilbert & Sullivan pieces, with solo performances by members of the Royal Marine Band. The concert begins at 7:30pm and prices start at £17: all proceeds go to Seafarers UK. Full details by clicking the image.

Music on Sundays

The Dunfermline Arts Guild 2017–18 series of chamber music concerts – “Music on Sundays” – takes a new twist on 10 December 2017, when the venue for the regular 7.30pm slot changes to the Tiffany Lounge at Carnegie Hall for a programme of French Cabaret Songs performed by Heidi Innes and David Vernon. Click the image to get a flavour of their 2016 Festival Fringe show.

Ask Jean Kennedy or Martin Tarr for a personal recommendation – you can’t beat live music, and it’s great value for £10! Details about the other Sunday evening concerts, which take place at Carnegie through to March, are in the linked brochure – there’s a wealth of musical talent, in a variety of ensembles and styles to suit everyone.

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