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Captain Noah and His Floating Zoo-9 June 2017

To a full audience in the Ellon Kirk Centre, the Ythan Singers’ Summer Concert opened with “Captain Noah and His Floating Zoo” by Flanders and Horovitz. The Singers safely launched Noah’s Ark with the animals going in by “two by two” and survived the terrible flood and safely landed on Mount Ararat! Rosemary Lund’s amazing piano playing portraying the thunder and lightening, the gentle pitter-patter of rain turning into torrential rain and the calm as the waters subsided guided the singers along. Whilst the confident and excellent singing of the soloists, Adrian Smith and Peter Morrison representing Noah and God brought the story to life. The Ark was admirably steered on its journey by musical director, Alison Young.

The second half of the concert featured a musical tour around Europe starting in Scotland with everyone’s favourite Burns’ song “My Love is Like a Red Red Rose”. The tour was then launched by the trio; Carol Addison, Frances Morrison and Jennifer Strachan, singing John Rutter’s lively and jazzy “The Heavenly Aeroplane”. The audience were then transported to Denmark, Russia, Hungary followed by a trip “On the Blue Danube”. Coming closer to home, the hot climates of Sorrento and Seville were represented by “Funiculi, Funicula”, and the “Habanera” from Carmen with soloist Hazel Wilkins reminding the men in the audience that “Mais si je t’aime, prends garde a toi!”. France was represented by the beautiful music of Fauré - his “Cantique to Jean Racine”. Crossing back to England the Singers joined with the “Wraggle Taggle Gypsies O” and finally back in Scotland the concert ended to rousing applause with “A Man’s a Man for a’ That”. The musical tour was superbly accompanied by Rosemary Lund and brilliantly conducted by musical director Alison Young.

The Ythan Singers would like to thank the young people of Cruden Old Church who provided the Ythan Singers with delightful artwork inspired by Noah and even brought an Ark along to decorate the hall. They would also like to thank everyone who came to the concert for their tremendous support both with their appreciation and for raising £700 for the Ellon First Responders.

Concert History

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YearMonth Concert
1980March"The Crucifixion" by John Stainer, Ellon
1981"A Musical Entertainment Evening" in aid of Newburgh Bridges Fund, Newburgh
1983AprilEaster music from "Messiah" at the invitation of the Church Women's Guild, Ellon
1985DecemberVivaldi's "Gloria", Ellon
1985DecemberVivaldi's "Gloria", Cruden Bay
1986March"The Crucifixion" by John Stainer, Boddam Parish Church
1986March"The Crucifixion" by John Stainer, Ellon
1986David Taylor Memorial Concert in aid of Ellon Health Centre
1986December"Christmas Oratorio", Cruden Bay
1987AprilFaure's "Requiem", Newburgh
1988AprilFaure's "Requiem", Ellon
1988June 
"Musical Entertainment Evening" in aid of Save The Children
1989March"Easter Music", Methlick Parish Church
1989JuneCharity Concert in aid of Heart Start
1989December"Christmas Music", West Associate Church, Peterhead
1990April"Music For Spring", Udny Green Church
1990April"Music For Spring", Cruden Old Parish Church
1990JuneCharity Concert in aid of Ellon Branch Cancer Relief Fund
1990DecemberNewmachar Church-Christmas Cantata and Carols
1990DecemberSaint John's Church Longside-Christmas Cantata and Carols
1991JuneCharity Concert in aid of Ellon Special Education Unit and Logie Buchan Church Fabric Fund
1991DecemberChristmas Music from Handel's "Messiah", Tarves
1991DecemberChristmas Music from Handel's "Messiah", Maud
1992JuneCharity Concert, Ellon in aid of Grampian Friends of Action for Research into Multiple Sclerosis (ARMS)
1992December"Music for Christmas", Oldmeldrum
1992December"Music for Christmas", Ellon
1993AprilFaure's "Requiem", Cruden Bay
1993JuneCharity Concert, Ellon in aid of Gordon District Riding for the Disabled
1993DecemberHaydn's "St. Nicholas Mass", Udny Green
1993DecemberHaydn's "St. Nicholas Mass", Belhelvie
1994MarchBach's "Magnificat, Handel's "Zadok The Priest" and The King Shall Rejoice", Foveran
1994MarchBach's "Magnificat, Handel's "Zadok The Priest" and The King Shall Rejoice", Ellon
1994June 
Charity Concert, Ellon with guest artists Ythan Fiddlers, in aid of Parkinson's Disease Society and Saving Sight In Grampian,
1994December"Music for Christmas", Tarves
1994December"Music for Christmas", Cruden Bay
1995March 
"A Celebration Of Childhood", Ellon in aid of Save The Children
1995March"Sacred Music for Spring", New Deer
1995March"Sacred Music for Spring", Ellon
1995June 
Charity Concert, Ellon in aid of British Red Cross
1995December"Music in Celebration of Christmas", Ellon
1995December"Music in Celebration of Christmas", Inverurie
1996June"Summer Concert", Ellon with proceeds donated to Linn Moor Residential School and Forsyth Group Holiday Fund
1996December"Music for Advent", Ellon
1996December"Music for Advent", Newmachar
1997March"Music for Easter", Hatton
1997May 
"Summer Concert", Ellon with proceeds donated to MacMillan Cancer Relief Fund and Parkinson's Disease Society
1997December 
"Cascade of Carols", Ellon in aid of The Scottish Society For Autistic Children
1998March"Sacred Music For Spring", Oldmeldrum with collection donated to Wheelchair Loan Service Scotland
1998May 
"Music In May", Ellon with proceeds donated to The National Asthma Campaign
1998December 
"A Christmas Concert", Old Deer with a collection for Christian Aid
1999March 
"Spring Concert", Newburgh with a collection for The Anchor Unit, ARI
1999May"Music to Commemorate The Life of Sarah" with collection for Reach-Out and Cairn's Counselling Centre
1999June"Showtime", with guest artists Belmont Brass, Ellon with proceeds to Raeden Centre, Aberdeen
1999NovemberYthan Singers Concert, Hatton in aid of Cruden Church Millenium Project
1999December"Christmas Cheer", Ellon with proceeds in aid of Victoria Hall Trust and Ythan Singers
2000May 
"World of Song", Ellon with proceeds donated to The Scottish Motor Neurone Disease Association and Mintlaw Primary School Curriculum Support Base
2000OctoberVivaldi's "Gloria", Ellon with collection for Dr. peter brown's cycle ride in aid of Edinburgh Mission Society's Hospital, Nazareth
2000December
"A Christmas Celebration", with guest musicians UDI Aberdeen City Band Quintet, Ellon with collection in aid of MacMillan Cancer Relief Fund
2001May 
"That's Entertainment", Ellon with proceeds donated to Scottish Down's Syndrome Association (Grampian Region)
2001December 
"Music For Christmas", Ellon with collection in aid of The Archie Foundation
2002May"For The Beauty of the Earth", with guest artists Ceildh Mor, Ellon with proceeds donated to Council for Research in Scotland into Arthritis and Rheumatism
2002December 
"Music for Advent", Ellon with collection in aid of The Anchor Unit, ARI
2003March 
"An Evening of Sacred Music", Cruden with proceeds donated to Children's Hospital Association Scotland (CHAS)
2003May 
"A Miscellany of Music", with guest artists UDI Aberdeen City Brass Ensemble, Ellon with proceeds in aid of Children's Hospital Association Scotland (CHAS)
2003December 
"Festive Cheer", Ellon Parish Church in aid of Christian Aid
2004May 
"Stage and Screen Bitz", Ellon with proceeds donated to The Pituitary Foundation
2004December"Festive Music". Meldrum Parish Church in aid of Children's Hospital Association Scotland (CHAS)
2005March"25th. Anniversary Concert", Ellon with collection in aid of rebuilding work in India and Sri Lanka following the tsunami
2005May"A Silver Celebration", Ellon with proceeds donated to Ellon Health Centre Community Nurses
2005December 
"A Joyful Christmas", Ellon with proceeds donated to Multiple Sclerosis Society
2006May"Rhapsody In May", Ellon with proceeds donated to National Osteoporosis Society, Aberdeen Support Group
2006December 
"A Celebration Of Christmas", Ellon Parish Church in aid of Christian Aid
2007May 
"The Sounds Of The Ythan" (jointly with Ythan Fiddlers), Ellon Parish Church in aid of Breast Cancer Care
2007NovemberConcert Party, Sunnybank Nursing Home, Cruden Bay
2007December"Christmas Concert", Newburgh Public Hall
2007DecemberMeldrum Women's Guild
2008May 
"A Musical Carousel", Ellon Kirk centre in aid of Alzheimer Scotland
2008December 
Christmas Concert "The Approach To Christmas" in St. Mary on the Rock Church with proceeds donated to Christian Aid
2009FebruarySt. Andrews 2000 Hall, Fraserburgh for West Parish Church Guild
2009March 
"Sacred Music For Spring", Cruden Old Church with collection donated to Christian Aid
2009MarchHowe Trinity Parish Church, Alford with collection for educational books for Malawian women and children
2009May 
"Music in May", Ellon Parish Church Kirk Centre, Ellon with proceeds donated to Marie Curie Cancer Care.
2009December 
“Christmas Cheer” in Ellon Parish Church, Kirk Centre, with a collection on the door for the Salvation Army.
2010May30 Years of Music" Ellon Parish Church Kirk Centre proceeds in aid of UCAN
2010DecemberChristmas Concert cancelled due to severe snow falls
2011May"Hits from Stage and Screen" Ellon Parish Church Kirk Centre proceeds in aid of Parkinson's UK
2011May"An evening of music with the Ythan Singers" Tarves Church
2011OctoberConcert - Rathen, Fraserburgh Public Hall
2011November"Reflections for Rembrance" Ellon Parish Church collection at the door for Help for Heroes (music included "The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace")
2011December"Towards Christmas" Cruden Old Parish Church collection at the door for Cruden Old Parish Church restoration fund
2012MarchMacduff Parish Church Guild, Macduff Parish Church - collection on the door for Christian Aid
2012MayMarriage of Valerie Paton to Grant McLean, Ellon Parish Church
2012June"Let's Celebrate", Newburgh Public Hall - proceeds in aid of Scottish Huntington's Association
2012December"A Christmas Mixture", Victoria Hall, Ellon - proceeds to the Victoria Hall
2013MarchFaure Requiem & Vivaldi Gloria, St Mary-on-the-Rock, Ellon - collection on the door for Christian Aid
2013June"A Musical Landscape" with Guest Nicola Auchnie, Ellon Parish Church Kirk Centre - proceeds to Grampian Leukaemia Research
2013DecemberA Christmas Celebration, Cruden Old Parish Church. Collection on the door for Syria Crisis Appeal (British Red Cross)
2014JuneA Scottish Rhapsody, Ellon Parish Church, Joint concert with Ythan Fiddlers. Proceeds to Ythan Fiddlers Nova Scotia Trip
2014AugustLegion Scotland’s World War 1 Commemoration, Lower Victoria Hall. Concert joint with other performers.
2014DecemberFestive Cheer, Ellon Parish Church. Proceeds to Antony Nolan
2015May35 years of music, Hatton Public Hall. Proceeds to British Heart Foundation
2015DecemberCarols for Christmas, Haddo House Chapel, The National Trust for Scotland
2015DecemberChristmas Reflections, St-Mary-on-the-Rock, Collection on the door for Aberdeen Cyrenians
2016MayOur Favourite Things, Ellon Parish Church, with guests Amy Fraser and Rebecca Petrie. Proceeds to Ellon Help Committee
2016DecemberWhite Christmas, St-Mary-on-the-Rock. Collection on the door for The Salvation Army
2017JuneSummer Concert (featuring “Captain Noah and His Floating Zoo”, Ellon Parish Church Kirk Centre. Proceeds to Ellon First Responders
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