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.

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!

Kingdom Singers concert

Do head for Limekilns Parish Church at 7:30pm on Thursday 25 May for a concert by the Kingdom Singers, conducted by Willie Campbell, when you can enjoy their usual eclectic mix of music, and support Willie and the many other friends who sing with DGASS. The concert will be repeated the following evening (7:30pm on Friday 26 May) in the Annexe Studio Theatre at Dunfermline’s Carnegie Hall. Note that seating capacity in the Annexe is limited, so you are advised to contact Willie or another choir member to reserve your space.

Next appearance

Your next chance to see the Society on stage will be on 22–24 February 2024, when we are back at Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline, for our production of Iolanthe.

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