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Greyfriars Date for Loretto School Choir
27th October 2014

A school choir from East Lothian are celebrating, having been invited to take part in a Christmas Gala concert in Edinburgh with professional orchestra this December.

 

Loretto’s Senior School Choir have been chosen to take part in a gala concert organized by the charity Epilepsy Scotland. This prestigious event at Greyfriar’s Kirk on the evening of the 6th December will be hosted by BBC radio presenter Jamie MacDougal. The 35-stong choir of boys and girls from the ages of 12 to 18 will be the only school involved and appear alongside the Orchestra and Chorus of the Canongait led by conductor Robert Dick.

 

‘We are thrilled to have been asked’, said Edward Coleman, Loretto’s Director of Music. ‘The choir have an established reputation nationally and will be fresh from performing Haydn’s Creation next month at school.’

 

‘The boys and girls of Loretto Senior Choir are no strangers to performing, providing the music to weekly chapel services in front of the whole school. However it is many years since we have been able to experience the thrill of singing with a professional orchestra, a project we are hugely excited about.’

 

The evening will also feature a specially commissioned carol for the event by Edward Coleman. Tickets are available from http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/epilepsy-scotland-presents-christmas-gala-concert-tickets-12663782715

 

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