Haddo Arts Festival 2014

3-12 October 2014

Festival Artistic Director – Alice Dennis

Festival Chair – Jerry Dennis

With Shades, the Festival added jazz and sound sculpture installations to the core programme and extended into Haddo Country Park.


In 2014, we extended the Festival to a 10 day celebration of the arts at Haddo and delivered another varied programme of classical music, chamber concerts, instrumental and creative writing workshops for school children, vocal workshops and singing lessons, opera, jazz and a piano recital.

We extended the Festival into Haddo Country Park through sound sculpture installations and setting creative writing workshops. We welcomed nearly 1300 people to our ticketed events, 126 local primary school children to our music and creative writing workshops, and some 50 singers to the choral workshop run by Mary King. We were also delighted to host local artist Paul Ritchie’s first retrospective exhibition comprising over 90 works.


Shades Opening Concert: Music by Felix Mendelssohn, Ralph Vaughan Williams and Gerald Finzi

Haddo House Choral & Operatic Society
Haddo House Orchestra
Conducted by Andrew Nunn
Soloists: Amy Strachan (soprano), Kirsty Henderson (soprano), Jerry Dennis (baritone)
Pianist: Drew Tulloch
Chorus Director: Alice Dennis


Scottish Opera

Lunchtime Chamber Concert

Hebrides Ensemble and NYOS Futures

Lost Property

Tweedy the Clown

Instrumental Petting Zoo - Schools Workshop

Royal Scottish National Orchestra

Singing School and Choral Workshop

Mary King

Alfred Emslie’s “Dinner at Haddo House, 1884”

Simon Welfare and North East Scotland Music School Quartet

“A Fine Piece” food and drink exhibition

Jazz Club with Alison Burns Trio and Trio Red

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Recital

Piano Recital

Cristina Ortiz

RSNO Octet

Shades Art Exhibition by Paul Ritchie

Photographic Exhibition by Sally MacPherson

Sound Sculptures by Dr. Ross Whyte