BBC Proms first
Mezzo-soprano Beth Taylor makes her BBC Proms debut later this year as Anna in Berlioz: The Trojans. She joins mezzo-sopranos Alice Coote, Paula Murrihy and Adèle Charvet in a concert performance at the Royal Albert Hall, featuring the Monteverdi Choir and the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique conducted by Sir John Eliot Gardiner. Beth was awarded the Gervase Elwes Memorial Trophy at Glasgow Music Festival in 2014.
Following nine days of performances in Music, Speech & Drama and Scottish Country Dancing, the one hundred and eleventh Glasgow Music Festival ended on Saturday 18 March 2023 with the Last Night Concert featuring some outstanding performances.
We are delighted to see a gradual increase in the number of choirs and larger instrumental groups taking part and hope that this will encourage others to join us at next year’s Festival. Audiences were, as always, supportive and enthusiastic and the whole event was greatly enjoyed by everyone involved: performers, adjudicators, accompanists, audiences, stewards and administrators.
The team of adjudicators comprising Timothy Barratt, Stephen Adam, Heather Yule, Avril Smillie, and Brian Marjoribanks who very kindly stepped in at the last minute to cover for Tish Nicoll who was unable to attend, all offered much constructive advice and encouragement. Performers were well supported by our team of Official Accompanists: Chris Baxter, Hebba Benyaghla, Susan Frank, Claire Haslin and Matthew McIlree. Accordionist, Susan MacFadyen, provided music for Scottish country dancing.
Go to Results – 2023 Festival to view the names of those gaining prizes, trophies and awards and to view results of each class.
Festival 2023 – not long now
The one hundred and eleventh Glasgow Music Festival will run from Tuesday 7th to Saturday 18th March 2023 and we are delighted to be able to offer a full range of events.
To find out more, please visit the What’s on page.
If you are a performer, visit the Take part pages for useful information.
We look forward to seeing you at the Festival.