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The Ythan Singers are delighted to announce that Morag Simpson will take over as their Musical Director from September.
Morag is a graduate of Aberdeen University and has further music qualifications from Northern College, Trinity College of Music and the Royal Academy of Music. She has 50 years of Music teaching experience, having taught in many schools in the area, and was formally Principal teacher of Music at St Margaret’s School for Girls, Aberdeen. One of her ex vocal pupils was Emeli Sande from Alford. Morag cares passionately about fostering the love of music and singing
Morag also currently conducts the Morven Singers, Kirkton Chorus, Thorngrove Singers, Coro Piccolo and Rotary Singers of Aberdeen.
The Ythan Singers are a four-part choir (SATB) and are looking for new members for all parts. The repertoire of the Ythan Singers is varied, from oratorios and other classical music, folk music (especially Scottish music), songs from the musicals and semi pop music. Our rehearsals begin again on Monday 3rd September at 7.30pm in Ellon Parish Church Kirk Centre, Station Road, Ellon. Rehearsals are weekly 7.30-9.30pm with a welcome cup of tea and social break at 8.30pm. If you love singing then please contact us on email@example.com or Facebook @ythansingers.
Come along to our concert of fun-filled songs on Friday 18th May 2018 at 7.30pm in the Kirk Centre. It’ll be a “Grand Night for Singing”. We’ll take you on a tour of Broadway and London and get your feet tapping to “Alexander’s Ragtime Band”, “the Merry Widow Waltz ” and “Dance a Cachucha”. Meet some policemen who are “unhappy with their lot!” and “Three Little Maids from School”. The concert will take you back to school for a chemistry lesson and you certainly “Can’t Help Falling in Love”! Who with? Well how about “My Fair Lady” who’ll wish you “Goodnight”.
Monday 11th December in Ellon Parish Church.
The Ythan Singers’ Christmas concert began with John Rutter’s wonderful “Magnificat”.
The whole choir had spent the last few months working incredibly hard with Alison Young and Rosemary Lund to produce a performance of which they could be really proud. The performance also included beautiful solos from Jennifer Strachan and Hazel Wilkins.
The second part was made up of many Christmas favourites including “Ding Dong Merrily on High”, the “Nativity Carol” and “In the Bleak Midwinter” which featured soloists Jennifer Strachan and Jean Stevenson. Ythan Singers’ very own quartet led by Carole Addison again produced a Christmas musical gem. The audience joined enthusiastically in Carols for All.
The collection on the door for the charity “toilet twinning” (www.toilettwinning.org) raised £345.
The Ythan Singers would like to thank such an appreciative audience for turning out on such a cold snowy night.
FIRST RESPONDER PRESENTATION
At their rehearsal on Monday the Ythan Singers were delighted to present a cheque for £900 to Ellon First Responders.
The money was raised at the choir's summer concert in June and will help this new group, whom the Scottish Ambulance Service describe a Community First Responder as a member of the public who volunteers to help their community by responding to medical emergencies while the ambulance is on its way, with equipment.
The June concert was conducted by Mrs Alison Young who took up the post of Musical Director for the Ythan Singers after Christmas.
The Singers are now rehearsing for their Christmas concert on December 11th at 7.30pm in Ellon Parish Church and features John Rutter's Magnificat and a selection of Christmas music, including some well known and well loved carols.
Alison Reeves of Making Music recently visited Ythan Singers, pictured here with Chairman Brian.