Katie dazzles in Salzburg
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