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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

Cameron veterans remember those who fell at Kohima

 Rev Peter Nimmo (right) and Rev Alasdair MacLennan dedicate Cameron Highlanders' Memorial Area

Rev Peter Nimmo (right) and Rev Alasdair MacLennan dedicate Cameron Highlanders’ Memorial Area at the Old High Church on 18 August 2013

For further information about this service please contact the Rev Peter Nimmo on 01463 250802. Members of the media are welcome to attend the service, which starts at 11.15am.
Read the sermon for the service here
Cameron veterans remember those who fell at Kohima
Veterans of the Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders will parade at the Old High Church , Inverness, on Sunday morning (May 4), to remember members of the regiment who died 70 years ago at the bitter Battle of Kohima, on the border of India and Burma.

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Old High history book now available

Tales of the Old High image

Our resident historian, Ross Martin, has written a quirky book of essays on aspects of the history of the Old High Church.

The Old High is the Town Church of Inverness, on a site dating back to Celtic times.

Tales of the Old High was launched on Friday 22 November when Ross spoke about his book and gave a tour of the building.
You can buy the book by sending a cheque for £5 made payable to Old High St Stephen’s Church to:

Ross Martin
Drummond Crescent
IV2 4QR.

You can also buy it from Waterstones in Inverness, or online from www.waterstones.com .
It’s also available on Sundays at both of our places of worship. Or contact us for a copy.
Here’s the introduction to the book by our Minister:

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