Haddo Arts Festival 2013

5-13 October 2013

Festival Artistic Director – Alice Dennis

Festival Chair – Jerry Dennis

Senses added chamber music, comedy, tea dance and a food and drink event to our core programme of concerts, art exhibition and workshops.


Senses: Haddo Arts Festival was a nine day celebration of the arts at Haddo House from 5-13 October 2013.  Building on 2012’s inaugural Festival, we added chamber music, a comedy evening, a tea dance and the opportunity to sample the best of North East Scotland food and drink to the existing programme of concerts, art exhibition and workshops.

We welcomed over 1500 visitors to ticketed event across Festival week, and a total of 76 singers and 60 children to the music workshops on offer.


A British Celebration: A concert of British music to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of Brittain’s birth

Haddo House Choral & Operatic Society
Haddo Orchestra
Conductor: Ben Parry
Soloists: Natasha Day (soprano), Jake Arditti (counter tenor), John McMunn (tenor), William Berger (baritone), Louise McGregor (soprano)
Chorus Master: Alice Dennis

Lunchtime Concert

Royal Scottish National Orchestra

Mini Monster Music – A Teddy bear’s Picnic

Royal Scottish National Orchestra

Harvest Festival Service

Tartan Tastes food and drink event

Featuring Paul Anderson, fiddler

Afternoon Tea Dance

With The Garioch Band

Meet the Artist Q&A with Chris Heppell

Haddo as Perpetual Awakening – Philosophy Café

Rhapsody in Blue & Big Band Classics

Scottish National Jazz Orchestraled by Tommy Smith

Comedy Evening

Fred MacAulay and Tweedy The Clown

Opera Master Class with Eiddwen Harry


Scottish Opera

Choral Workshop with Michael Kibblewhite

Sounds in Nature Experimental Music Workshops for Schools with Dr. Ross Whyte

Senses Art Exhibition – Haddo/oddaH – Chris Heppell