Singers prepare for summer concerts
Summer is approaching and with it comes the series of summer concerts from the Arran Singers.
If past shows are anything to go by, these concerts should prove to be very enjoyable events indeed, with a wide variety of music, from a variety of eras, from a number of different places, a range of different performers, in a number of different styles.
Starting with Purcell from the 17th century, music from each succeeding century will be featured, right up to the present.
Included will be some of the great choral classics by Bach, Rossini and Brahms, going right through to Eric Whitacre’s lovely Seal Lullaby, written just a few years ago.
The post-war Broadway musicals will be featured in music by Lerner and Lowe, and Rodgers and Hammerstein, while the music from the 1960s sees a medley of hits by Simon and Garfunkel.
Two guest groups will also be appearing, Vivace and Ain’t Misbehavin’, each bringing their own distinctive repertoire and style to the proceedings.
As usual, some soloists from the choir will also feature, and to add other pieces to the musical jigsaw, there will be two different instrumental features too – accordion solos and piano duets.
The first concert is on Saturday May 26 in the community theatre in Lamlash, the second, a week later, Saturday June 2 in Lochranza and Catacol village hall. Both concerts are at 7.30pm, and there will be refreshments at the interval.
So mark the dates in your diaries and come to what promise to be a very enjoyable evenings of music.
It’s not all serious as some of the choir share a lighter moment.
The Arran Singers are busy with rehearsals for the shows.