Wide range at music club concert, with a nautical twist

The Saturday Morning Music Club is holding its spring coffee morning concert in the Anderson High School assembly hall tomorrow. The morning will start with a concert with musical performances by both the senior and junior sections of the cub, as well as a number of items by young musicians from within the groups.

After this concert, which should take about an hour, there will be the usual teas, coffees, and homebakes in the school canteen.

The club comprises around 40 players ranging from primary five upwards and while the majority are string players – violins, cellos and bass – there are also four flautists.

They come from all over Shetland, from Hillswick in the north to Bigton in the south and will be providing a wide range of music, varying from baroque through American traditional and Gilbert and Sullivan to the modern day with an selection from Pirates of the Caribbean – At World’s End.

Tutor Alan Gifford said: “The club tries to vary the repertoire as much as possible to give the young players a broader experience of different styles of music. A highlight will be the Finale from St Paul’s Suite by Holst performed by the senior group.

“The Pirates selection is a real favourite with the players and because a number of them have brothers or sisters with pirate costumes we are encouraging all children coming to the concert to dress as pirates, and prizes will be awarded.”

The concert starts at 10.30am and donations can be made at the door.


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