Castle concert celebrates a new chapter in Liam’s musical journey

Methven Castle wishes to congratulate Liam Bonthrone on his recent offer to study at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London having just completed his final year of undergraduate study at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and is delighted to announce two concerts with this very talented young man on Sunday 1 July 2018 at 2pm and 7.30pm.

To celebrate his achievement, Liam will perform a varied Summer Recital, accompanied by Wilson Chu, to include operatic favourites, Lieder, songs from the shows and Scottish songs.

We advise booking early to avoid disappointment. Advance booking is required as tickets will not be available on the door. Reservations for both performances can be made with Alex Cairncross on 07771566429. A minimum donation of £10 per person is sought.

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Elgar Spedding Prize

Congratulations to Liam Bonthrone (tenor) who, with accompanist Wilson Chu, has won the Elgar Spedding Memorial Lieder Prize at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Liam’s recital included Schubert’s, Ungeduld from Die Schöne Müllerin; Beethoven’s Adelaide Op.46; Schumann’s Nachtlied Op 96 No.1; and Cäcilie by Richard Strauss.

Liamwas one of the founder singers in the Jambouree Choir and has performed regularly with the choir over all these years.

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Festival success

Congratulations to Rory Jeffrey who won the Quaich last night for the best vocal performance under 18, in Perform in Perth.

Jambouree’s Musical Director, Edna Auld, said, “I was really delighted for him and he really impressed the adjudicator with his performances. I counted 74 under 18 entries.”

“Of course he was thrilled when he saw Liam Bonthrone’s name on the quaich three times in a row!”

“Jambouree singer Alex Moran sang in two classes at the Festival earning a distinction certificate. Well done to them both.”

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Liam wins Leonie Kayser Prize

Huge congratulations to BMus IV tenors Liam Bonthrone and Ted Black on gaining first and second prize respectively in the Leonie Kayser Prize for Singing at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. BMus III and BMus II students Will Frost and Colum Donavon-Paterson were highly commended in an evening marked by exquisite music making by all RCS students. Accompanist Julia Lynch said, ‘The high level of preparation and poise are a testament to the sterling work taking place in our department.’

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The Two Highland Lads – Debut Album

This is the debut album from The Two Highland Lads. 17 fantastic tracks recorded and mastered at Castlesound Studios. Pencaitland.


Liam Bonthone reports, “Had an absolute blast recording this album with Kenneth Maciver at the start of the month. Great to work with the musical powerhouse that is Leonard Brown and some other fine Scottish musicians. Full of fun Scottish songs and other gems. Also featuring some barbershop belters!”

Tributes to the legends that are, Kenneth McKellar, Sir Harry Lauder, Robert Wilson, Sir Jimmy Shand MBE, Calum Kennedy, Francie and Josie and The Alexander Brothers MBE.

Order new from – www.leonardbrownaccordion.co.uk

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Tu Schendi

You come down from the stars, Oh, King of Heavens….

“…perhaps the oldest Christmas Song in Italy, ascribed to St Alfonso Maria de’ Liguori, funder of the Remptorists Order, who wrote this song in Nola, Naples c.1754.

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