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The young musicians from the national music school will be giving their annual Spring Concert in Edinburgh on Wednesday 27 March with a programme based around the works of Henry Purcell.  

A Portrait of Purcell  will take place at St Mary’s Cathedral, Palmerston Place, at 7.30pm, which is near their own premises in Grosvenor Crescent where 80 pupils all study music as well as other subjects.

The concert programme will feature music from The Fairy-Queen, Dido and Aeneas, King Arthur, Abdelazor and Timon of Athens as well as a concerto performance of the Saint-Saëns Violin Concerto No.3 by Momo Ueda, age 16, an S5 pupil who is this year’s winner of the Lord Clyde Memorial Prize Concerto Competition. 

Dr Kenneth Taylor, Headteacher said:“The majority of our pupils aspire to become professional musicians and therefore the calibre of performance audiences can expect is high. The whole school, including our junior and senior orchestras, the choir and the Choristers of St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral are involved and we are also delighted to welcome guest artists Libby Crabtree, soprano, Will Conway, conductor and Hilary Michael, violin. I am sure it will be a really enjoyable evening for people who appreciate Purcell’s music and all the wonderful supporters of the School who attend our live performances”.

Tickets (£8, concessions £5, schoolchildren free) are available from St Mary’s Music School (Telephone: 0131 538 7766) or on the door on the evening.