11th December - Pitlochry Church of Scotland
"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
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'.
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)
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.
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.
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.