Sgoil Lionacleit concert

The National Youth Orchestras of Scotland is delighted to present its pre-professional chamber ensemble Camerata Scotland together with Mairi Therese Gilfedder and pupils from Sgoil Lionacleit in a concert entitled ‘The Day Dawn’ at Sgoil Lionacleit Theatre on Friday 21 September at 7.30pm.

The concert will be conducted by NYOS alumnus and renowned conductor Garry Walker. The programme will include the first performance of a new work composed by Eve Harrison in conjunction with pupils at Sgoil Lionacleit. Entitled ‘Anticipation of the Light’, the new piece is scored for chamber orchestra and 16 folk musicians. Local fiddler, Mairi Therese Gilfedder will also feature in arrangements by Norwegian composer, Henning Sommerro of folk tunes from Scandinavia, Shetland and Scotland. In addition, Camerata Scotland will perform Mozart’s Symphony No 27 and a concerto for two flutes by Haydn as well as music inspired by folk melodies from other traditions.

This concert is the culmination of a week long residency during which Camerata will work with pupils from Sgoil Lionacleit and conduct workshops for primary school aged pupils throughout the Uists, Benbecula and Eriskay at both Balivanich and Paible Primary Schools. Entrance to the concert is free.

Thanks to a generous donation from an anonymous donor, NYOS will offer an award to a successful applicant from the Uists and Barra for our 2013 projects which will cover membership of any one of NYOS’ ensembles and associated travel costs. Further details about NYOS’ portfolio of ensembles and how to apply can be found on the NYOS website or contact NYOS Secretary at