Concerts to date

Musical Director and Conductor for all performances unless otherwise stated: Mandy Miller

02 March, 2019 | Spring Concert | The Vine, Dunfermline

Psalmfest and other favourites by John Rutter, Sunrise Mass – Gjeilo

03 March, 2018 | Spring Concert | The Vine, Dunfermline

Requiem for an Angel – Carr, Requiem for the Living – Forrest (UK Premiere)

Soloists: Emily Mitchell – Soprano, Jerome Knox – Baritone

11 March, 2017 | Spring Concert | The Vine, Dunfermline

Messiah – Handel

Soloists: Emily Mitchell – Soprano, Frances McCafferty – Mezzo Soprano, Robert Forrest – Tenor, Ivor Klayman – Bass

12 March, 2016 | A Night at the Opera | The Vine, Dunfermline

Prince Igor (Polovtsian Dances) – Borodin, Barcarolle (Tales of Hoffmann) – Offenbach, Via resti servita (Marriage of Figaro) – Mozart, Anvil Chorus (Il Trovatore) – Verdi, Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves (Nabucco) – Verdi, O mio babbino caro (Gianni Schicchi) – Puccini, Chorus of Peasant Girls (Eugene Onegin) – Tchaikovsky, Che Faro (Orfeo ed Euridice) – Gluck, Easter Hymn (Cavalleria Rusticana) – Mascagni, Habanera (Carmen) – Bizet, Spinning Chorus (The Flying Dutchman) – Wagner, Soldiers’ Chorus (Il Trovatore) – Verdi, Pilgrims’ Chorus (Tannhauser) – Wagner, Summertime (Porgy and Bess) – Gershwin, My man’s gone now (Porgy and Bess) – Gershwin, Triumphal March (Aida) – Verdi

Soloists: Wilma MacDougall – Soprano, Frances McCafferty – Mezzo Soprano

14 March, 2015 | Spring Concert | The Vine, Dunfermline

Coronation Anthems – Handel, Messiah – Handel, Gloria – Vivaldi, Messa di Gloria – Puccini, Requiem – Verdi, Requiem – Fauré, Requiem for an Angel – Carr, Magnificat – Rutter, Feel the Spirit – Rutter

Soloists: Wilma MacDougall – Soprano, Frances McCafferty – Mezzo Soprano

9 March, 2013 | Spring Concert | The Vine, Dunfermline

Messa di Gloria – Puccini, Requiem for an Angel – Carr (Scottish Premiere)

Soloists: Emily Mitchell – Soprano, Malcolm Bennett – Tenor, Jerome Knox – Baritone

6 March, 2012 | Spring Concert | The Vine, Dunfermline

Cantique de Jean Racine – Fauré, Requiem – Fauré, Magnificat – Rutter

Soloists: Eilidh McEwan – Soprano, Jerome Knox – Baritone

5 March, 2011 | Spring Concert | The Vine, Dunfermline

Requiem – Verdi

Soloists: Christina Dunwoodie – Soprano, Frances McCafferty – Mezzo Soprano, Harry Nicol – Tenor, Ivor Klayman – Bass

6 March, 2010 | Spring Concert | The Vine, Dunfermline

Zadok the Priest – Handel, Stabat Mater – Pergolesi, Gloria – Vivaldi

Soloists: Wilma MacDougall – Soprano, Collette Ruddy – Alto

7 March, 2009 | Spring Concert | The Vine, Dunfermline

The Armed Man; A Mass for Peace – Jenkins, Mass of the Children – Rutter

Soloists: Wilma MacDougall – Soprano, Collette Ruddy – Alto, John Mackenzie – Baritone

8 March, 2008 | Spring Concert | The Vine, Dunfermline

Feel the Spirit – Rutter, Psalmfest – Rutter

Soloist: Frances McCafferty – Mezzo Soprano

4 March, 2007 | Spring Concert | Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline

Magnificat – Fraser, Benedicite – Carter

Soloists: Wilma MacDougall – Soprano, Edward Caswell – Baritone

5 March, 2006 | Spring Concert | Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline

Messiah – Handel

Soloists: Patricia MacMahon – Soprano, Frances McCafferty – Mezzo Soprano, Harry Nicol – Tenor, Ivor Klayman – Bass

6 March, 2005 | Spring Concert | Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline

Mass in Time of War – Haydn, The Armed Man; A Mass for Peace – Jenkins

Soloists: Wilma MacDougall – Soprano, Collette Ruddy – Alto, Campbell Russell – Tenor, George Gordon – Bass

7 March, 2004 | Spring Concert | Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline

Mass No. 3 in F Minor – Bruckner, Messa di Gloria – Puccini

Soloists: Wilma MacDougall – Soprano, Collette Ruddy – Alto, Campbell Russell – Tenor, George Gordon – Bass

9 March, 2003 | Spring Concert | Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline

Cantique de Jean Racine, Requiem – Fauré, Requiem – Rutter

Soloists: Gillian Rae-Walker – Soprano, Peter Grant – Bass-baritone

10 March, 2002 | A Night at the Opera | Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline

Waltz Scene (Eugene Onegin) – Tchaikovsky, Chorus of the Peasant Girls (Eugene Onegin) – Tchaikovsky, Che Faro (Orpheus and Euridice) – Gluck, Sussanah Marchelina Duet (The Marriage of Figaro) – Mozart, Visid’Arte (Tosca) – Puccini, Anvil Chorus (Il Trovatore) – Verdi, Song to the Moon – Dvorak, Hansel and Gretel Duet – Humperdinck, Habanera (Carmen) – Bizet, Soldiers’ Chorus (Il Trovatore) – Verdi, Processional and Choral (Die Meistersinger) – Wagner, Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves (Nabucco) – Verdi, Easter Hymn (Cavalleria Rusticana) – Mascagni, Spinning Chorus (Flying Dutchman) – Wagner, Mon couer (Samson and Delilah) – Saint-Saens, Barcarolle Duet (Tales of Hoffmann) – Offenbach, Michaela’s arias (Carmen) – Bizet, Pilgrims’ Chorus (Tannhauser) – Wagner, Voce di Donna (La Gioconda) – Ponchielli, The Flower Duet (Madame Butterfly) – Puccini, Triumphal March (Aida) – Verdi

Soloists: Patricia MacMahon – Soprano, Frances McCafferty – Mezzo Soprano

11 March, 2001 | Spring Concert | Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline

Magnificat – Bach, Stabat Mater – Pergolesi

Soloists: Lisa Carlioth – Soprano, Asa Dormbusch – Mezzo Soprano, Katherine Manley – Contralto, Daniel Ohlmann – Tenor, John Mackenzie – Baritone

12 March, 2000 | Spring Concert | Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline

Coronation Anthems – Handel, Magnificat – Rutter

Soloists: Wilma MacDougall – Soprano, Robert Tait – Conductor

7 March, 1999 | Spring Concert – 125th Anniversary Concert | Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline

Carmina Burana – Orff, The Sprig of Thyme – Rutter

Soloists: Gillian Taylor – Soprano, Alan Oke – Tenor, George Gordon – Bass

8 March, 1998 | Spring Concert | Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline

Adagio for Strings – Barber, Choral Fantasia – Holst, Chichester Psalms – Bernstein, Stabat Mater – Poulenc

Soloists: Patricia MacMahon – Soprano, Oliver Kingsley – Treble

9 March, 1997 | Spring Concert | Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline

Cantique de Jean Racine – Fauré, Gloria – Vivaldi, Requiem – Lloyd Webber

Soloists: Frances McCafferty – Mezzo Soprano, Wilma MacDougall – Soprano, Alan Oke – Tenor, Stephen Wood – Boy Soprano

18 March, 1996 | Spring Concert | Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline

Gloria – Poulenc, Magnificat – Fraser (World Premiere)

Soloists: Patricia MacMahon – Soprano, George Gordon – Baritone

23 April, 1995 | Spring Concert | Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline

Requiem – Fauré, Messa di Gloria – Puccini, Polovtsienne Dances – Borodin

Soloists: Rosalind Adam – Soprano, Roger Crook – Tenor, George Gordon – Bass

24 April, 1994 | Spring Concert | Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline

I Believe in Springtime – Rutter, Benedicite – Carter, The Easter Hymn – Mascagni, Magnificat – Rutter

Soloist: Alison MacDonald – Soprano

30 December, 1945 | Dunfermline Abbey

Handel’s Oratorio: Messiah – given under the auspices of The Dunfermline Carnegie Trust

Soloists: Elsie Suddaby – Soprano, Kathleen Ferrier – Contralto, John Tainsh – Tenor, Alexander Carmichael – Bass, Waldo Channon – Leader of Orchestra, Walter Hargreaves – solo trumpet, W. Prentice Torrance – Organist, James Moodie – Conductor

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