Yesterday on my way back to Glasgow the train was delayed for a couple of hours as we waited for a broken down train which blocked the track to be removed, which made for a long and tiring journey.
Today I decided to take in an afternoon concert to make up for yesterday, so I went along to City Halls to watch the Scottish Opera Emerging Artists performance. It started at 3 pm and featured Erin Pritchard ( Soprano ) and Michel de Souza ( Baritone ) along with vocal students form the Alexander Gibson Opera Studio. The music for the performance was delivered magnificently by the Orchestra of the Scottish Opera conducted by Stuart Stratford.
The programme was inspired by the works of Sir Walter Scott and as we settled in our seats listening to the overture by Hamish MacCun, which I think was the “Land of the Mountain and the Flood” this set the scene detailing a heroic picture of the Scottish landscape. It was a beautiful and excited piece to open the concert which developed with the well-articulated explanations of John Wallace.
The performance was an interesting presentation of individual opera scenes and it gave me food for thought to see how the concert was structured and allowed the individual performances to link together.
The singers were all dressed immaculately with the musicians in the orchestra not being left out in their dinner jackets and bow ties.
I have quite a bit of traveling coming up next week with my Southport recital on Wednesday the 12th Feb followed with another recital in Bury on Friday 14th. I have not quite finished the poster for the Bury recital but as Martin asked for the address, here it is:
Bury Parish Church,St Mary the Virgin, Bury, Lancashire, BL9 0LA. The concert begins at 12:30 pm and will run through to 13:30 pm. Admission is £5.00.
Thanks Pascal for sending me this lovely poster for my Bury recital t 🙂
Lastly, I have found a website called ArtistSignal which allows performers to compete for a prize each month based on the number of votes they receive. From this Summer I will have to find and fund courses abroad and I thought that this may be a way to generate some income. So if you have a Facebook account or know anyone who does I need all the votes I can muster. You can vote by clicking on the green button after following the link below and using your Facebook account, I know it is a lot to ask but it would be a huge help to my training fund if I could win 🙂 Though I am new to this site it would appear that many of the voters vote several times a day which means I have a lot of catching up to do 🙂
here is the link ; https://artistsignal.com/CharlotteHoather