Norwegian choir to sing in Cathedral

The all girl choir will perform in Brechin
The all girl choir will perform in Brechin

An all-girl Norwegian choir is set to perform in Brechin Cathedral as part of this year’s Aberdeen International Youth Festival.

The performance is part of the AIYF’s Extended Festival, which will see over 20 performances take place across Angus, Moray and Aberdeenshire from July 24 to August 1.

Stewart Aitken, CEO and Artistic Director of AIYF: “The Extended Festival is a great chance to make sure no one misses out on the superb talent we have coming to the city. It is also a great opportunity for some acts who have never been out of their own continent to see how beautiful Scotland is and share their talent with audiences across the region.”

The performance at Brechin Cathedral will see Stord Ungdomskor perform a varied repertoire or traditional Norwegian folk music and songs from shows, along with some familiar favourites.

It will take place on Friday, July 31, at 7.30 pm.

Other performances in Angus include Edge ‘n’ Pointe from Hong Kong, who are visiting AIYF for the first time and it is also their first time outside Asia. They will perform beautiful, contemporary ballet at the Webster Theatre, Arbroath on Monday, July 27, at 7.30pm.

The Zurich Academic Orchestra from Switzerland, made up of the students and staff from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology and the University of Zurich, will perform Rachmaninov’s 2nd Symphony along with Rachmaninov’s ‘The Rock’ op.7. They are performing at the Webster Theatre, Arbroath on Tuesday, July 28, at 7.30pm.

World Music Program from Canada will be by performers taking part in the Feis Rois National Ceilidh Trail for 2015, at the Webster Theatre on Wednesday, July 29, at 7.30pm.

For more information and to download the full festival brochure, visit

Ticket and venue information is available in AIYF’s 2015 programme.