Katie daz­zles in Salzburg

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

A Ruther­glen girl has just re­turned from a con­cert tour of Salzburg, as part of in­ter­na­tional cel­e­bra­tions to mark the 50th an­niver­sary of The Sound of Mu­sic.

Katie McNeill, who at­tends Craigholme School in Glas­gow, spent five days in the Aus­trian city, where she, as part of the school’s fes­ti­val choir, sang in front of hun­dreds of peo­ple at two world-fa­mous venues.

The 42-strong choir per­formed in the ma­jes­tic Mirabell Palace and Gar­dens and in the stun­ning baroque ar­chi­tec­ture of Salzburg Cathe­dral.

The trip was the cul­mi­na­tion of a year-long school mu­sic project fo­cus­ing on the in­flu­ence Aus­tria has had on the world of mu­sic.

This in­cludes the cre­ativ­ity of Mozart and Schu­bert, the Waltz and The Sound of Mu­sic.

The choir’s reper­toire re­flected all of these el­e­ments as well as a stun­ning mod­ern ar­range­ment of the Skye Boat Song.

Mark Don­nelly, head of the fac­ulty of ex­pres­sive arts at Craigholme School, said:“Katie is part of the most elite choir at Craigholme and once again they have risen to the chal­lenges of that ti­tle with out­stand­ing per­for­mances in two of the world’s most pres­ti­gious con­cert venues.”

The Sound of Mu­sic was first shown in 1965, star­ring Julie An­drews and Christo­pher Plum­mer.

Star Katie McNeil

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