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Concert at Dornoch Cathedral in aid of Maggies Highland

By Alison Cameron

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Musick Fyne at Pluscarden Abbey near Elgin.
Musick Fyne at Pluscarden Abbey near Elgin.

Musicians from Musick Fyne and Inverness Trombones are joining forces to raise money for Maggies Highland with a programme of music from four centuries.

They will be playing three concerts – including one at Dornoch Cathedral.

They have drawn together several settings of the Magnificat including settings for multiple choirs by Gabrieli and Byrd, a lovely mid-sixteenth century setting by William Mundy and one of the most beautiful Edwardian settings by Charles Villiers Stanford.

For Byrd’s Great Service, they are combining voices, organ and brass according to the latest scholarship, as well as employing Tudor English pronunciation.

The Stanford was orchestrated by the composer, and they enhance the performance again with brass instruments. Among the Magnificats they will be performing several Magnificat antiphons, most notably stunning settings by the contemporary Estonian composer Arvo Pärt.

They will be playing three of their favourite venues – Dornoch Cathedral on Wednesday, June 12 at 8pm; Inverness Cathedral on Friday, June 14 at 8pm, and Pluscarden Abbey on Saturday June 15 at 8pm.

Admission programmes at £10 in aid of Maggies Highland and Pluscarden Abbey’s charitable work, go on sale at the door from 7.30pm.

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