History Live Opening Concert

This concert celebrates all that is extraordinary within Scotland’s rich heritage, with music through the ages.

History Live Opening Concert

About History Live Opening Concert

This concert celebrates all that is extraordinary within Scotland’s rich heritage, with music through the ages, connected by the thread of history. We are lucky to be able to showcase the talents of Scotland’s finest youth orchestra, conducted by the vivacious and exceptionally talented Ross Gunning. Our concert will also feature music from Scotland’s foremost classical composer, John Maxwell Geddes, as well as a couple of fun and surprising guest appearances.

The concert will take place in the Church of the Holy Rude, the second oldest building in Stirling after the castle. Founded in 1129 during the reign of David I (1124 - 1153) as the parish church of Stirling. In 1567 the infant King James VI was crowned here, and today this beautiful building is still a significant and living church, telling the story of a proud 800 year existence.

Following a number of diverse sell out shows, Glasgow Philharmonia has achieved phenomenal success reaching a wide demographic throughout Scotland. 2016 saw the orchestra expanding nationally and 2017 will see the continued expansion of the orchestra with renowned international performers and festivals across the UK. Previous Events include the Medal Unveiling Ceremony at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Raploch is the home of the first Big Noise Orchestra – the first orchestra of its kind in the UK. It was established in 2008 and currently engages with almost 500 children and young people. Big noise changes lives in some of the most deprived communities in Scotland, by fostering confidence, discipline, teamwork, pride and aspiration in the children and young people taking part.

John Maxwell Geddes is one of Scotland’s most prolific composers, whose works have been performed by leading musicians worldwide. Geddes studied at the RSAMD with Gordon Cameron and Frank Spedding, and with Niels Viggo Bentzon in Copenhagen. He has written three symphonies, many orchestral and chamber pieces, choral works, folk song settings and film scores. His work ‘Gardens at Threave’ will be performed tonight, and John himself will be among the distinguished guests.

Booking is essential. Tickets will be available soon.

This is a family-friendly concert.

Parking

Parking will be available on the Esplanade of Stirling Castle.A limited amount of public on-street parking is available not far from the church in Spittal Street, St John’s Street, Broad Street, St Mary’s Wynd, and a little further away in Baker Street and along Upper Castle Hill along the north side of Stirling Castle. The church is wheelchair accessible, and disabled parking spaces are available in the driveway up to the church and outside Cowane’s Hospital opposite the church entrance.

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for History Live Opening Concert are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

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