A Song for Haddo 2

Thursday 11th October 2018

Venue: Haddo House Hall

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In an exciting development of last year’s outreach project at the Haddo Arts Festival, McOpera Outreach and conductor Andrew McTaggart returned to work with over 100 children drawn from 6 local primary schools, performing a selection of songs composed for Snape Maltings by the 2018 Friday Afternoons’ composer-in-residence, Errollyn Wallen. We were delighted to welcome Errollyn to Haddo for the final rehearsal and the performance.

Building on their parallel string mentoring programme, the McOpera string players played alongside local young string players from Meldrum, Ellon and Inverurie Academies and their instrumental instructors, performing Peter Kemp’s new orchestrations of the Errollyn Wallen songs and Warlock’s Capriol Suite.

The chorus also performed the ‘Song for Haddo’ written by Moira Morrison, whilst the strings accompanied baritone Andrew McTaggart in a selection of short arias.

A Song for Haddo project was supported by: Udny Community Trust Company Ltd and the David & June Gordon Memorial Trust

Photographs copyright Sue Baxendale

Haddo Arts Festival 2018
Performed at Haddo House 11th October 2018
in conjunction with Music Co-OPERAtive Scotland (McOpera Outreach) and Snape Maltings

Andrew McTaggart – Baritone, conductor and vocal coach
McOpera String Ensemble (Katie Hull, Shelagh McKail, Aline Gow, Sarah Neil)
Pupils from Auchterless, Daviot, New Deer, Pitfour, Pitmedden and Tarves Primary Schools
Students from Ellon Academy, Inverurie Academy & Meldrum Academy
Sue Baxendale – Mcopera Outreach Project Manager (Music Co-OPERAtive Scotland)
Piano: Hebba Benygahla


Other Haddo Arts Events

Mendelssohn’s Elijah

Enescu Piano Quartet

Harvest Festival

Simon Evans

Murray McLachlan Piano Recital