The Feral Choir is set to perform a world premiere in Kirkcudbright’s Cochran Hall before heading to take part in Eden Festival the next day.
The Castle Douglas based singers will be joined by their twin Edinburgh choir, SongTribe, for a concert on Saturday 9th June featuring 80 singers. The programme includes the world premiere of Grateful and Loved, a gospel song written by Alison Burns, composer and musical director of both choirs. The song is about appreciating and being grateful for the simple things around us. There will also be other songs new to the audience.
“There’s a huge variety,” Alison tells us. “You’ll hear a song by Karine Polwart about Scottish hospitality, a lullaby from the Georgian mountains that was traditionally thought to cure chicken pox and a Shakespeare speech about the beauty of nature set to music.
“This is the second year that the Feral Choir has hosted SongTribe in Dumfries and Galloway,” Alison adds. “The two choirs produce a wonderful big sound together and everyone’s looking forward to meeting up again with old friends.”
The choir will be in the Soaperie Gardens in the afternoon to help celebrate the opening of Kirkcudbright Arts Galleries so you can get a taster of the evening concer. They’ll then be on the Mountain Stage at Eden Festival at 1.40 on Sunday 10th June.
Saturday 9th June: Cochran Hall, Kirkcudbright, 7.30pm
See Facebook for more information and booking details. All tickets are £10.