Enjoy an ‘epic musical journey’ with Milngavie Music Club

Milngavie Music Club is promising its audience an ‘epic musical journey’ at its November concert with a performance Franz Schubert’s great song cycle Winterreise (Winter’s Journey).

An unforgettable evening is expected at the concert on November 13 when the superb young tenor Nicholas Mulroy performs with pianist Alisdair Hogarth.

Nicholas is stepping in to replace Jamie MacDougall who has had to withdraw from the concert for personal reasons. Schubert’s enthralling series of twenty four songs depicts a traveller moving through the wintry landscape telling his poignant story of love, loss and the meaning of life as the piano skilfully paints the sights and sounds of the countryside.

Winterreise is recognised as one of the pinnacles of the singers art. “You have to be haunted by this cycle to be able to sing it”, said the famous singer Elena Gerhardt.

Nicholas Mulroy is one of Britain’s most sought-after tenors, well known to Scottish audiences through his appearances as the Evangelist in Bach’s passions with the Dunedin Consort. He is a committed recitalist, singing at prestigious venues like London’s Wigmore Hall and has given recitals in the Maribor Festival, Oxford Lieder Festival and the Chelsea Schubert Festival.

Nicholas also has a stellar international career as a specialist in baroque music, appearing with conductors such as Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Jordi Savall and Paul McCreesh and groups such as the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and Les Musiciens du Louvre, and at opera houses including Paris, Glyndebourne, Lille, and the Capitole in Toulouse.

He has also recorded extensively, with credits including a Gramophone Award-winning ‘Messiah’ and critical acclaim has followed for recordings of Handel’s Acis and Galatea and Bach’s St Matthew and St John Passions.

Pianist Alisdair Hogarth made his concerto debut with the London Philharmonic Orchestra aged only 15 and has since performed many concertos with a variety of orchestras, including tours of Hungary and the Czech Republic.

He regularly broadcasts for BBC television, BBC Radio 3 and World Service, Classic FM and New Zealand Concert FM. Committed to song-accompaniment, Alisdair formed an innovative group of young professional singers, The Prince Consort, which performs frequently at music societies and festivals throughout Europe and the USA.

Their first commercial CD, a recording of songs by Ned Rorem, was Gramophone Magazine ‘Editor’s Choice’ and won an ‘Outstanding’ award from International Record Review. They also have a close relationship with the Britten-Pears School in Aldeburgh where they held a residency to prepare for the recording and performed a recital in the prestigious Britten Weekend.

In the fine acoustic and intimate atmosphere of Cairns Church Milngavie Music Club continues to attract large numbers of enthusiastic music lovers to its International Concert Series. A season ticket (8 concerts) costs only £63 (full time students £25). Single tickets: £12 (full time students £5, children free) are available from The Iron Chef, Milngavie or at the door on the night; for further enquiries telephone 0141 942 3102 or download a brochure from www.milngaviemusic.org