Chamber Ensemble gearing up for summer concert

Pictured is the Brechin High School Chamber Ensemble
Pictured is the Brechin High School Chamber Ensemble

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Brechin High School Chamber ensemble, and the current crop of musicians are set to perform on June 16.

The current players, who are aged between 13 and 18, rehearse once a week during lunch and are set to put rehearsals into practice when they hold their Summer concert.

The concert takes place in the Mechanics’ Hall on June 16, starting at 7.30 p.m. Tickets cost £4 for adults and £2 for concession.

Hazel Judge, upper strings instructor at Angus Council, said: “Our theme for this concert is a ‘Walk Down Broadway’, and includes well known themes from Phantom of the Opera, Annie, Mary Poppins and Hairspray. We have very keen and highly talented singers among the ensemble, as well as friend of the ensemble Erin Smith, and they will be singing ‘Let it Go’ from Frozen, songs from Evita and The Witches of Eastwick. We are very fortunate to have such talent among the musicians of Brechin High School who give freely of their time and work with such enthusiasm and commitment.”

On June 13, the ensemble will be busking outside Rosie’s Bakehouse from 11.30 a.m. to 1 p.m. to raise money for Marie Curie Cancer Care. Donations for programmes at the concert will be added to the funds.

Performances are also planned at local primary schools, with P6 and P7 pupils, to promote playing, build relations and support primary to secondary school transitions.