Sparkling start to Arts Guild season

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THE FORFAR Arts Guild will present their first concert of the season this Thursday (September 29) in the East and Old Church Hall in Chapel Street.

It will be an evening of pure musical delight, very light and international but with a strong Scottish flavour.

The enchanting combination of harp, flute and baritone should woo the crowds along with the additional promise of old favourites ‘Panis Angelicus’, ‘Red, Red Rose’ and the ‘Bonnie Earl o’ Moray’.

Baritone for the evening is none other than Richard Morrison, the son of one of Scotland’s best known and loved singers, Peter Morrison.

Richard, who brought out his ‘Songs of my Home’ album last year, is a well-known opera singer in Germany.

He also has an extensive concert and recital repertoire in Britain singing with all the great orchestras in venues from the Royal Albert Hall in London to the Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow.

He has regularly broadcast on BBC and radio, having both sung and presented on ClassicFM.

He will be in superb company on the evening, as he tours with harpist Alina Bzezhinska and flautist Karin Leitner. Both Alina and Karin compose and arrange music for flute, harp, orchestra and clarsach.

Both are gifted performers known for their virtuosic and imaginative playing and programming.

Karin’s stage is the world, whether as soloist with all the main orchestras, a masterclass and workshop tutor ot flute soloist for Kevin Spacey at the Filmball Vienna.

Alina Bzezhinska is currently the harp tutor at Glasgow’s Royal Academy and has played for the Queen at the 80th birthday party and the King of Thailand.

This is an evening not to be missed with much to be enjoyed.

All are welcome and the concert begins at 7.30pm, tickets cost £7 or £1 for children.

Subscription tickets are available at £30.