Past Performances

"Here Lies Our Land" - 28th April 2024

We celebrated everything Scottish from songs and tunes to composers, including  a world premier performance of Muriel Johnstone's "Bannockburn". We were joined by tenor soloist David Douglas, fiddler Pete Clark and Annabel Charlton on pipes who welcomed our audience to Blair Castle before opening the show with "Highland Cathedral" Two reviews can be found on our NEWS page.

"A Musical Christmas" - 17th December 2023

An audience of over 170 people came out to join us in celebrating the festive season. The programme included carols both ancient and modern, readings and a "Les Miserables" medley.

Handel's Messiah" - 19th & 26th November 2023

We gave two performances of Handel's Messiah jointly with Crieff Choral accompanied by a small orchestra and supported by four solosists. The first performance was at Breadlabane Community Campus in Aberfeldy on 19th November  and the second was in Comrie Parish Church the following weekend. Over 400 people were in the audiences and we received standing ovations for both concerts. Several of the professional musicians expressed their delight at the standard achieved by the amateur singers, and we received many compliments from audience members.
The Breadalbane concert was made possible by grant money from the Basil De'ath fund.

"Les Miserables" Come and Sing Day -  24th June 2023

Thanks to funding from the Enchanted Forest, we were able to run a wokshop for people to learn and perform songs from Les Miserables. Held in the Birnam Arts Centre, a good number of people came along, some to experience singing in a choir for the first time. The result was an amazing performance and a call for more of the same in the future.

Make Music Day - 21st June 2023

To celebrate Make Music Day, we took a reduced group of choir members to sing for the residents at Balhousie Care Home in Pitlochry followed by an outdoor performance of assorted songs in front of Fisher's Hotel in Pitlochry.

"Eternal Light" - 1st April 2023

Despite a change of venue at the eleventh hour, our spring concert was greatly enjoyed by a packed audience in Pitlochry Church of Scotland. The programme included anthems by Howard Goodall and John Rutter plus the emotionally charged piece "Eternal Light" by Howard Goodall, with guest soloists Jessica Leary (soprano) and Phil Gault (baritone) performing fabulous solos. We were also joined by Kevin Duggan (organ) and Gwen Sinclair (harp) hich was a real treat.

"Christmas Together" - 11th December 2022

"Christmas Together" was a huge success with an extremely large audience who ventured out in minus temperatures to join us for what felt like a real celebration of togetherness. The programme included an atmospheric rendition of "I wonder as I wander" arranged by Steve Pilkington, an arrangement by Andrew Johnston (our assistant musical director and accompanist) of "O Holy Night" and  excerpts from the Messiah, including the solo "Rejoice greatly" which was beautifully sung by our musical director and soprano Colleen Nicoll. Children from three local schools joined us in the second half and delighted with their version of "Christmas Canon of Peace". The audience were also invited to sing along with some popular carols throughout the evening and ended the night in great voice with "Hark the Herald Angels Sing".

Our charity collection raised £600 for the food banks in Pitlochry & Aberfeldy.

Spring Concert 2022

24th April - Pitlochry Church of Scotland

The programme entitled 'A Schubert Celebration' consisted of his Mass in G, Magnificat in C and abstracts from Mass in F (Deutsche Messe). 

Concerts in 2020 and 2021

Sadly our concerts had to be cancelled because of the Covid pandemic.

Christmas Concert 2018

 Sunday 9th December 2018 - Fishers Hotel, Pitlochry

 'Carols by Candlelight' under the directorship and accompaniment of  Colleen Nicoll and Andrew Johnston. Ulrike Wutscher was our soloist and the junior choir from Pitlochry High School also joined us.

A varied programme included an entry to 'Zadok the Priest', Mozart's 'Laudate Dominum' and Rachmaninoff's 'Bogoroditse Devo'. 

Spring Concert 2018

7th April 2018 - Pitlochry Festival Theatre

The concert included excerpts from My Fair Lady, West Side Story and Carmina Burana.

Accompaniment was provided by Muriel Johnstone and Mark Rogers supported by Jonathan Chapman (the Royal Conservatiore)

Christmas Concert 2017

10th December - Atholl Palace Hotel, Pitlochry

The programme began with a series of songs performed by children from Breadalbane school, which was much appreciated by the audience. The choir and professional soloists then performed Messiah Part 1 ending with the Halleluiah Chorus, which the audience were encouraged to sing with us. After the interval, there was a mixture of carols performed by the choir, audience carols, solo items and readings performed by the ever popular Dougal Lee.

After the performance a retiring collection was made for the Pitlochry Paths Group which raised nearly £350.

Spring Concert 2017

9th April  - Atholl Palace Hotel, Pitlochry

"Opera Favourites" included choruses and arias from Carmen, Faust and Madam Butterfly featuring tenor soloist Thomas Kinch.       Musical Director - Norman Beedie. Accompanists - Muriel Johnstone and Peter Shand.


Christmas Concert 2016

11th December - Atholl Palace Hotel, Pitlochry

The programme included Brahms Liebeslieder and a selection of carols.  Pupils from Breadalbane Academy joined the Pitlochry Choral and  Dougal Lee gave the seasonal readings with his usual aplomb, causing considerable laughter with his explanation for his, less than accurate, accent in reading a poem by Benjamin Zephaniah.

Muriel Johnstone and Peter Shand not only accompanied the choir, but they also played some lively duets.

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