Old High St. Stephen's, Inverness

Welcome to Old High St Stephen's Church, Inverness

Category: Music

Old High Music – Ness Brass Trio Saturday 21st September 2019, 12 noon

Inverness is fortunate to be the home of choice for not one, not two, but three outstanding brass players who will relish the acoustic of the Old High Church. 

Trumpeter Ian Shires moved here from Yorkshire where he held solo positions within the elite echelons of British brass bands such as the Brighouse and Rastrick, Black Dyke Mills and Grimethorpe Colliery bands. 

Trombonist Mark Bell hails from West Lothian where he played in all the youth bands in the area before moving to the University of Salford to study the trombone with soloists from both the Halle and the London Symphony Orchestras.  Now he works for the Highland Instrumental Service working in schools throughout the Highlands.  Mark is the founder of Highland Brass and Musical Director of the Highland Youth Big Band. 

Horn player Rob Farmer grew up and studied in Tasmania before moving to Scotland, initially to Argyll & Bute until settling on the shores of Loch Ness 16 years ago to work with the Highland Council and HighLife Highland.  As well as teaching Rob freelances in most genres of music ensembles including the Mahler Players, Aberdeen Sinfonietta, the Highland Chamber Orchestra and Highland Brass. 

Piano accompaniment will be from Robin Versteeg.

Programme

  • W. A. Mozart – 4th Horn Concerto K495
  • H. James – Trumpet Concerto                                                                    
  • W. Himes       – “All that I am” 
  •  A. Jorgensen  – Romance for Trombone
  • A. Pryor         – “Love’s Enchantment”
  •  F. Poulenc      – Sonata for Horn, Trumpet and Trombone

Recommended donation of £6 at the door please.

Gordon Tocher plays the Old High Organ: Saturday 24 August, 12 noon

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.

Gordon Tocher was born in Inverness and studied music at Aberdeen University. He is engaged in a wide range of musical activities: as well as teaching and composing, he is Conductor of the Inverness Choral Society, and a member of the chamber choir Musick Fyne, the instrumental ensembles Coronach, The Marvel of Peru and the Merlewood Ensemble, and is Organist at Inverness Cathedral.

His compositions include instrumental, chamber and choral music, among them September Evening for guitar quartet, commissioned by the Scottish Guitar Festival and published by Corda Music, and a work for Musick Fyne, Menstralis and Musicianis. In 2007 the Highland Chamber Orchestra gave the première of Tidescape, and in 2010 he collaborated with Alasdair Nicolson and Edward McGuire in a joint commission to mark the HCO’s tenth anniversary, Fragments Completed.

Download the Programme Poster here

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

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.

Join our Music mailing list: ohssmusic<a>gmail.com (replace <a> with @).

Old High Music 2019

ORGAN  RECITAL – KEVIN DUGGAN

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.

To hear about upcoming music events, join our music email list: ohssmusic<a>gmail.com (replace <a> with @).

Powered by WordPress & Theme by Anders Norén