Singers mark spring with con­duc­tor’s first con­cert

The Oban Times - - DISTRICTS -

KIL­MALLIE Singers will stage its first con­cert with Cather­ine Mac­Don­ald as full-time con­duc­tor next week.

The choir will per­form tra­di­tional pieces in­clud­ing Vi­valdi’s Glo­ria and Han­del’s Zadok the Priest and more con­tem­po­rary num­bers in­clud­ing John Lennon’s Imag­ine along­side the Cill Chuimein Com­mu­nity Choir of Fort Au­gus­tus with its con­duc­tor Kathryn Sharples. The con­cert, named Spring, Glo­ri­ous

Spring, will take place on Satur­day May 20 in Dun­cans­burgh Mac­In­tosh Church from 7.30pm.

The singers will be ac­com­pa­nied by Jen­nifer Skene on pi­ano and Kevin Cameron on the or­gan. Kevin will also per­form solo. Mrs Mac­Don­ald is no stranger to con­duct­ing the choir. Although this is her first con­cert since be­com­ing con­duc­tor in Jan­uary this year, fol­low­ing An­drew Simp­son’s re­ti­ral last year, she is a mu­sic teacher and has stepped in to help the choir in the past.

She said: ‘I did one con­cert be­fore when An­drew was ill. I stood in at the last minute. I was asked if I would step in af­ter he left and I used to deputise for [ pre­vi­ous con­duc­tor] Heather.

‘I en­joy con­duct­ing. It’s a lovely friendly choir and they’re pretty good.

‘ We’ve got some pro­fes­sion­als and some good ama­teurs. We’ve also got new mem­bers as well so it should be good. I’m look­ing for­ward to the con­cert.’

Tick­ets for the event are avail­able on the door and there will be a re­tir­ing col­lec­tion for Clic Sar­gent and Chris­tian Aid.

Cather­ine and the choir are prac­tis­ing hard for their up­com­ing con­cert.

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