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Old High Music – Organ Recital 16 November 2019 12 Noon

Stephen Doughty enjoys a varied career as a freelance musician. He is Chorus Master of Belfast Philharmonic Choir who, in addition to their regular performances with the Ulster Orchestra, has given a number of world premieres including works by James Whitbourn and American composers Stuart Scott and Christopher Marshall.  He has been Musical Director of the Garleton Singers since 1994, and was most recently appointed to the position of Musical Director of Edinburgh Bach Choir.

After almost 18 years Stephen recently relinquished the post of Organist and Director of Music of St John’s Episcopal Church, Edinburgh. He plays harpsichord/organ continuo and orchestral piano with all the Scottish orchestras as well as the Ulster Orchestra and has given frequent organ recitals including several four-star recitals on the grand Mulholland Organ in the Ulster Hall, Belfast, and recitals of French and German music in St. John’s. 

As an arranger and orchestrator he has received commissions from Children’s Classic Concerts, Ulster Orchestra and the RSNO as well as a classical/folk crossover with award-winning band Dallahan. BBC commissions have been performed at Proms in the Park and BBC Alba and his pieces feature on several recordings. Finally he is an Examiner for the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music.


Overture to the Occasional Oratorio- G.F. Handel (1685-1759) arr. WT Best 
Two Dialogues – Peter Hurford (1930-3rd March 2019)
Canon in B minor- Robert Schumann (1810-56)
Prelude & Fugue in C, BWV 547- J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
Flourish on a Harvest Tune- Stephen Doughty (b.1968)
Fantasy on ‘Veni Emmanuel ‘ – Kenneth Leighton (1929-1988)
Sonata- Frigyes Hidas (1928-2007) 

Donation of £6 is requested at the door to cover the running costs of Old High Music events.

You can download the Music Poster here

Old High Music – 12 October 2019

OLD HIGH MUSIC – Solo Piano and Voice Recital

   Saturday 12th October at 12 noon

Old High Church, Church Street, Inverness

Download the Poster :  Old High Music Poster 12th Oct.

Tonya Clement is a Russian-born pianist based in the Highlands. She graduated from Music School in Moscow, having studied with a highly regarded Soviet piano educator Larisa Myravyova. During 2016-2017 Tonya studied with the internationally renowned concert pianists and recording artists Jill Crossland in Yorkshire and Sinae Lee in Glasgow.

Tonya has recently completed her postgraduate studies in Piano Performance at the University of Leeds.
Since appearing in the Pianist Magazine and Schott Music Piano Showcase in London in 2015, Tonya has been performing in solo concerts for various Music Societies and Art Centres across the UK. This autumn she won a scholarship to continue studying at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland on a Masters in Teaching Artist. www.tonyaclement.co.uk

Liz McLardy – soprano – originated from Lancashire and lives in Beauly. Over the years she has performed in many Highland concerts and productions: the most recent of these being a recital of Strauss’ Four Last Songs – arranged for voice, piano and clarinet – and a series of concerts of Baroque music. She also sings with The Highland Swing Band                                                                                                 When not singing, she is a fitness instructor for older adults.


Piano Solo

Beethoven       –   Sonata No. 17 (The Tempest)

Rachmaninov –   Prelude No.24, Opus 23

Prokofiev       –     Visions Fugitives (Selection)

4 American songs

Bernstein       –     I hate music (Cycle of five kid songs)

Schuman         –   Orpheus with his lute (Shakespeare’s Henry V111)

Gold               –     Music when soft voices die (Shelley)

Barber           –     Must the winter come so soon (Vanessa) 

Recommended donations of £6 requested at the door to cover running costs of recital series.

Old High Music 2019

The second half of the 2019 programme commences on Saturday 24 August at 12 noon, when Gordon Tocher, organist at Inverness Cathedral, will perform a Fugue and Choral Prelude by Bach, a Handel Organ Concerto, and a selection of compositions by 19th century French composers. Gordon has contributed much to Old High Music over the years, so we are delighted to welcome him back to the console.

Download the Programme Poster here

Download a copy of the updated August to November 2019 Programme here

Highland Young Musicians at Old High: Saturday 1 June 12 noon

Saturday 1st June at 12 noon will be the annual opportunity to hear young pianists, violinists, a cellist and a clarinet player from around the Inverness Area play at the Old High Church.

They have been invited to come and perform pieces that they have prepared for recent exams or competitions, to extend their experience of playing for an audience.

For some this will be their last “home” performance before heading off to University. Your enthusiastic support for them in previous years was much appreciated.

Please note this has been moved forward a week from previously advertised.

We ask for a £6 donation towards the cost of the music programme at Old High.

Full details of the 2019 Old High Music Programme here.

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Old High Music 2019


Saturday 27th April, 12 noon.                Old High Church, Inverness

A donation of £6 is requested at the door to cover the costs of the music programme

You can download a copy of the Programme here

and the Kevin Duggan poster here

Old High Music 2019

The next event which will be an organ recital by Kevin Duggan will be held on Saturday 27 April 2019 at 12 noon, at the Old High Church, Church Street, Inverness IV1 1EY

You can download the programme here

Old High Music 2019 Season Programme

You can download the Old High Music 2019 Season Programme here.

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