Our calendar of rehearsals, concerts and social events has been updated on the website – please check frequently for updates. Our 2017-18 season began with a glorious Gilbert and Sullivan evening – featuring a variety of the duo’s operettas in the first half and a complete performance of Trial By Jury in part 2. We were delighted to welcome additional voices drawn from our local community, thanks to a special initiative from Perth and Kinross Council which was inspired by Perth’s bid to become the next City of Culture.
Rehearsals continue throughout the year, on Thursday evenings, and have now moved St Leonard-in-the-Fields’ Church, Marshall Place, starting at 4.45pm PROMPT and ending at 6.15pm for all members of the Choir and Cabaret Singers. The Cabaret Singers only rehearsal will take place after that and end around 7.30pm. Cabaret Singers are expected to assist with support for younger singers, and setting a good example to them in both demonstrating good singing and behaviour as part of a choir. Please ensure that folders are brought to rehearsals each week to keep words and music. Biscuits will be provided at rehearsal, and members can bring water with them.
We were also delighted to welcome back the international Dutch Tenor Amand Hekkers, who led our senior members in a Masterclass in October.
Kenneth McIver and David Thomson entertained guests at Methven Castle on Sunday 5th November in aid of SEEMA’s Children’s Home, Pune, in India and our younger members sang at the Glendoick Garden Centre on Wednesday 15th November, entertaining shoppers and raising funds for the choir.
The annual Christmas Concert, for Jambouree Choir and Cabaret Singers, took place in St Leonard-in-the-fields, on Sunday 10th December. The following Sunday, 17th December, the Cabaret Singers performed at the Civic Carol Service in St John’s Kirk.
The Jambouree Cabaret Singers, Teenah, Moira, Kenneth, Liam and Rona will perform at the traditional Burns Supper in Pitlochry Festival Theatre on 27th January – an event now firmly established in our annual programme.
Our summer concerts look set to unveil an exciting new project for the choir – a Summer Panto with words by one of our regular and most popular lyricists. Looking further ahead, we are planning to take our successful Gilbert and Sullivan concert to Crieff and then, early in our 2018-19 season we look forward to a production of Cox and Box, a one-act comic opera with a libretto by F. C. Burnand and music by Arthur Sullivan.
Looking forward to another good season of singing.
Edna Auld and Rona Mackenzie