Published: 11/07/2014 14:00 - Updated: 11/07/2014 11:58

Moray's musical talent goes on show

Nigel Boddice MBE.
Nigel Boddice MBE.

YOUNG musicians from across Moray will come together tonight (Friday) under the baton of professional conductor Nigel Boddice MBE.

The Moray Schools Youth Orchestra 2014 Concert features 65 school pupils, who have spent the last week deep in rehearsals.

Co-ordinated by John Mustard, the head of instrumental instruction services at Moray Council, the event will showcase the area’s best up-and-coming musical talent.

The varied programmes includes: ‘The Light Cavalry Overture’ by Suppé; ‘The Capriol Suite’ by Warlock; ‘Slavonic Dances, Op. 72’ by Dvorak; ‘A Song For Japan’ by Steven Verhelst, featuring soloist Martin Thomson; and the first movement of Dvorak’s ‘Symphony No. 8’.

Alternative funding arrangements for the 2014 summer school and concert are in place, with an anonymous granny donating £750 towards costs and the Cantare choir giving £500. A further donation from a collection brought in £200, while Moray Council has supported the event.

The concert takes place at Elgin Academy tonight, getting underway at 7.30pm. Tickets, costing £5 full price and £3 for concessions, are available on the door.

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