Concert by young Borders musicians

The Wind and Chamber Orchestras and Guitar Ensemble  at  Melrose Parish Church on Monday 20th March
The Wind and Chamber Orchestras and Guitar Ensemble at Melrose Parish Church on Monday 20th March

Talented young musicians representing every high school in the region will be performing at Melrose Parish Church on Monday, March 20.

The Scottish Borders Wind and Chamber Orchestra and the Guitar Ensemble meet three times over the course of the year and this annual concert, which is a showcase for the instrumental music service, follows a weekend of intensive rehearsals at Broomlee Camp near West Linton.

The Guitar Ensemble will open the concert with music by Abba and Michael Jackson, a haunting waltz by Dimitri Shotakovich and an original piece by the ensemble’s director, Ross Milligan called ‘Chase the Train’.

The Chamber Orchestra’s contribution, conducted by Robert Hume, will include the atmospheric ‘Albinoni Adagio’, featuring solo violinist Laura McLeod from Peebles and Melrose Parish Church organist James Letham, and three movements from Vivaldi’s ‘Four Seasons’ arranged by Edward Huws Jones. The Wind Orchestra will end the concert. Highlights include ‘The Great Locomotive Chase’ by Robert W. Smith, two Cajun folksongs by Frank Ticheli, ending with a selection from ‘Les Miserables’. Concert starts at 7.30pm, tickets £6 on the door. For more information email music@scotborders.gov.uk or telephone 01835 825097.