Fotheringay Chamber Orchestra coming to Bearsden

Fotheringay Choir
Fotheringay Choir

Fotheringay Chamber Orchestra are going to perform at Bearsden Baptist Church on Sunday, April 26 at 6.30pm in aid of the British Red Cross Defibrillator Appeal.

The latest in the popular series of Charity Concerts by the Fotheringay Chamber Orchestra features a virtuoso work for clarinet by Rossini, a symphony by Haydn with a strange nick-name, and a rare piece by an eighteenth century Scottish earl.

The soloist in Rossini’s Introduction, Theme and Variations for Clarinet and Orchestra will be Alex South. Alex studied science and philosophy at Cambridge and Glasgow Universities before his musical training with John Cushing and Michael Huntriss at RSAMD, now the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. He is a founder member of the Scottish Clarinet Quartet and is known for his virtuoso ability and wide range of repertoire from the classical to the avant-garde.

As well as Haydn’s Symphony Number 83, known as ‘The Hen’, the programme also includes an Overture by the Earl of Kelly, a nobleman from Fife, who became a favourite composer in eighteenth century London.

The charity which this short concert supports is the British Red Cross Defibrillator Appeal which helps to purchase new vehicle-mounted defibrillators in our area. The importance of this appeal is underlined by the fact that every second counts when someone is having a heart attack and that defibrillators save lives.

Entry is by donation at the door and tea and coffee will be served afterwards. All welcome.