15 February - Kirst Syme

 I am sure we can all agree that Aberdeen’s Festival of Music, Speech and Drama is a fantastic week. The festival showcases some of the most talented individuals and groups in the North East, as well as allowing performers to develop skills and confidence by gaining a professional adjudication. It is with our belief in the value of the performing arts that we are continually looking for ways to allow our community to engage with the festival year-round.  

This year we have decided to offer a mini, monthly concert at Mannofield Church in order to provide a platform for a range of performers from across the city. These concerts, funded by sponsorship from the Co-op Community Fund, will allow you to come and see some of the talent we have in the North East FOR FREE. As they are only short concerts (45 minutes) we hope that we can encourage some of you to come along to something which you might not be your usual Sunday afternoon out. 

The free concerts will take place on Sundays from 2pm-2.45pm at Mannofield Church Sanctuary. We have already managed to secure a varied programme, having started in January with a fantastic concert from Granite City Brass Band. Here is what is lined up for the next few months:

25th FebruaryRecorder and Woodwind concert

25th MarchVocal concert

22nd April Traditional Music, Dance and Poetry concert

27th May – Piano and Chamber Music

17th June – Highlights from Festival week

We very much hope to see you there in February to be entertained by some of Aberdeen’s talented performers. After the concerts, Mannofield Church Café Connect will be open to serve teas and coffees – what more could you want from an afternoon out?

We are always looking to find ways of engaging our community in the performing arts throughout the year so if you have any ideas you would like to share with us, please email them to info@aberdeenmusicfestival.co.uk.

Kirsty Syme