Consort has two fundraising performances
The Balliol Consort’s concert of seasonal choral music and readings will definitely fill you with the Christmas spirit.
The concert – Rise Up, Shepherd – will take place in Dunscore Parish Church on Tuesday, December 11, and in The Usual Place, Dumfries, the following Tuesday.
Directed by well known local musician Mike Stenhouse, the choir will perform unaccompanied choral music ranging from the 16th to the 21st centuries, including pieces by Sweelinck, Vaughan Williams, Cornelius and John Rutter.
There will also be popular arrangements of traditional carols and several modern works by composers such as Malcolm Archer, Will Todd, Ken Burton and the Norwegian Ola Gjeilo.
Interspersed with the music will be readings by members of the group and also three community carols.
The concerts are in aid of Dunscore kirk and The Usual Place. Both concerts begin at 7.30pm and there is an admission charge, although children go free.
Seasonal shows The members of Balliol Consort