Words and Music: Sir Walter Scott
25th February 2022 @ 19:30 - 21:30| £12.00 – £15.00
An evening event of three new choral works by Nigel Don, composed in 2021 to mark the 250th anniversary of the birth of Sir Walter Scott. Featuring Alastair Hutton, Brian Taylor and Stephen Doughty.
Lochinvar – bouncy jolly tale of no great substance – the choral equivalent of a concert overture. The text is Lady Heron’s song from Scott’s historical romance poem, Marmion.
Rosabelle – a song about priorities, choices and tragedy. Text from The Lay of the Last Minstrel, featuring Scott’s famous description of Rosslyn Chapel.
O Caledonia – a rousing anthem about identity, both Scottish and beyond – Scott’s equivalent of Burns’ A Man’s a Man. Text from The Lay of the Last Minstrel.
The Choir for this special evening’s performance has been assembled especially for this anniversary celebration and will be directed by Stephen Doughty.