Five concerts in three days at Mozart-on-Tweed festival

A glorious weekend of choral, orchestral and chamber music is planned for two wonderful historic churches situated on either side of the River Tweed - and the border - at Norham in England and at Ladykirk in Scotland from September 23-25.

Local conductors John Stone, Geoffrey Emerson and Jim Letham are combining their talents – and those of their musicians - in order to bring music to audiences on both sides of the Tweed. Guest soloists are Ian Watson (violin) and Stephen Tees (viola) on September 24 and Stephen Doughty (organ) on September 25.

The opening concert is at St Mary’s, Ladykirk, on Friday, September 23, at 7.30 when Andante Chamber Choir present an evening of a-cappella choral music: The Heavens and The Earth - sacred motets before and after Mozart.

The two concerts on Saturday, September 25 are on both sides of the Tweed. First, at St Mary’s, Ladykirk, Fluteworks will present a Coffee Concert at 11am. In the evening, at 7.30pm in St Cuthbert’s, Norham, The Yetholm Sinfonia and soloists present Magnificent Mozart: Overture The Deluded Bridegroom, Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola and the Jupiter Symphony.

Sunday, September 25, at 2.30pm in St Mary’s, Ladykirk, The Yetholm Sinfonia Wind Soloists will play Mozart’s Gran Partita in B flat.

The closing concert on Sunday is a choral, organ and brass spectacular at 7.30pm in St Cuthbert’s, Norham. Abbey Consort, Andante Chamber Choir, organ and The Mozart-on-Tweed Brass Ensemble present Music for Royal Occasions: Walton - Coronation Te Deum, Morley/Purcell - Funeral Music for Queen Mary, Mozart - Coronation Mass, Parry - I Was Glad.

Individual evening concerts are £10 and individual daytime tickets are £5 but you can attend all five concerts for only £25. To reserve tickets see www.andantechamberchoir.webs.com or call 01573 420279.