We’re happy to advertise events in which our members are taking part, provided that they have some general musical or theatrical interest, and to showcase shows and concerts being run by other local societies. All we need is to have information and an image, and preferably also a web link. As soon as you have an event to share, please email Martin.

Come and Sing opportunities

Paul Gudgin, one of our Dunfermline friends, invites you to two Come and Sing events that he is involved with.

Saturday 1 June, Stockbridge Parish Church
Haydn Nelson Mass with Jubilo

Sunday 18 August
Come and Sing Evensong at the Robin Chapel
Wesley – “Lead me Lord”, Stanford in B flat and Haydn – “The heavens are telling”.

The fliers with details are linked to the images.

Viva l’amore (long live love)

Our friends at Opera Caledonia invite us to an evening of romantic operatic classics and song, complemented by fine wine and chocolates, at 7.30pm–9.00pm on Wednesday 14 February, at the Institut français d’Écosse, Edinburgh. Featuring Judith Howarth, soprano, with Derek Clark at the piano.

Limited tickets at £15 available via Eventbrite.

Jock and the Beanstalk

Anne Dolbear, our never-flagging Treasurer, invites us to enjoy Dalgety Players’ latest panto production at Dalgety Parish Church.

The bean first gets growing on Tuesday 23 January and the show runs until Saturday 27 January,  with Tuesday-Friday evening performances at 7.15pm, and Saturday performances at 11.00am and 2.15pm.

Tickets at £10 for adults and £7 for concessions (children under 16, students in full-time education, senior citizens) are available at www.dalgetyplayers.org.uk/boxoffice.

Naturally Elementally – 1

Ellen invites us all to Kirkcaldy Orchestral Society’s first concert of the season at 7.30pm on Tuesday 3 October in the Old Kirk, Kirkcaldy. Their programme “offers a pleasant variety of orchestral music which includes the HMS Pinafore Overture, Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture, de Falla’s Ritual Fire Dance, ‘The Baptism of Adam Smith’, a composition commissioned from the DGASS orchestra oboe player, John Gourlay, ‘By the Sleepy Lagoon’ (the ‘Desert Island Discs’ theme), Handel’s Water Music, and the Gold and Silver Waltz (Lehar). Details by clicking the image.

On the Wings of Song

Our President, Frances McCafferty, will be giving a short concert in Dunfermline Abbey next Sunday, 3 September, at 12 noon. The programme will last around 45 minutes and has birds as its theme. Frances will be accompanied by Matthew Beetschen, the Abbey Organist.

Teas and coffees are available from about 11.30am and can be taken into the pews for the concert. Entry is free and ticketless and the Abbey disabled ramp is finally open, so access is available for all. Church-goers for whom 12n would otherwise be too early are invited to attend the Abbey service at 10.30am, by way of a change!

Next appearance

Your next chance to see the Society on stage at Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline will be on 13–15 February 2025 for the première run of The Jury’s Out.

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