Duns gears up for Handel’s Messiah in Volunteer Hall

Amateur singers from Duns and further afield are signing up to perform Handel’s famous oratorio, Messiah, at the town’s Volunteer Hall.

By The Newsroom
Saturday, 24th January 2015, 5:49 am
Volunteer Hall Duns

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The performance is being organised by A Heart for Duns to celebrate the 120th anniversary of the opening of the Hall in February 1895.

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Singers will have the opportunity to rehearse with soloists and professional musicians, led by Greg Batsleer, chorus director of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. The soloists are all students at the Royal Scottish Conservatoire and the members of the orchestra play regularly with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra of Scottish Ballet, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, and the orchestra of Scottish Opera.

Rehearsals are on Saturday, February 7 (10am–5pm) and Sunday, February 8 (2pm–5pm). Singer tickets are £20. Scores will be provided if required, as well as refreshments on both days. To apply, please visit www.aheartforduns.org.

The public performance of Handel’s Messiah is on Sunday, February 8 at 6pm. Audience tickets are £10, from Nairn’s Newsagents and at www.aheartforduns.org.