JAMIE MacDougall, best known as one-third of Caledon, presents his personal tribute to one of Scotland’s finest tenors, the late Kenneth McKellar at the Webster Memorial Theatre, Arbroath next week.
Jamie will perform the songs that inspired McKellar; from Handel arias to the folksongs of Robert Burns, as well as some of the great man’s own compositions, including, of course, The Tartan.
It’s hard to think of an individual more suited to taking on the legacy of Kenneth McKellar than Jamie MacDougall. Like McKellar, Jamie employs his incredible talent on both popular song and the classics.
He balances his performances with Caledon with working with some of the world’s top Baroque, Chamber and Symphony Orchestras.
His enthusiasm for McKellar’s material, famous and obscure, is joyous and infectious, and a must-see for anyone with an interest in Scottish classical music.
Born in Glasgow, Jamie has established himself as one of the country’s most versatile performers. Since 2001 he has been Scotland’s voice of classical music presenting Grace Notes for BBC Radio Scotland. He sings regularly with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.
His singing career has taken him around the world performing at festivals as such as the Edinburgh International, Salzburg, Perth Australia and Aldeburgh.
He has toured extensively in North America, Australia and New Zealand with Caledon - Scotland’s Tenors, a group that he helped to form in 2003.
As a soloist Jamie has appeared with many of the leading British opera companies, as well as in Europe and in North America.
Jamie MacDougall Sings Kenneth Mckellar at the Webster Memorial Theatre on Wednesday, October 5 at 7.30 pm.
Tickets priced £12 and £10 are available from the box office on 01241 435 800 or www.webster theatre.co.uk