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Orchestras, bands and large instrumental groups and choirs.
Perform in Perth is the working title of Perthshire Musical (Competition) Festival, which offers competitive classes in Dance (in the form of Scottish Country Dancing, and Baton Twirling), Speech (including poetry, prepared reading of prose and bible, and dramatic solos) and Music (ranging from vocal and instrumental solos to full scale bands and orchestras). In anticipation of the Gaelic Mod coming to Perth in 2021, we have an comprehensive range of speech and singing classes in Gaelic. Closing date for entries for anyone wishing to take part is Friday 17 January 2020.
The adjudicator on Monday 16 March is Jonathan Rea.
Jonathan studied music at Cambridge, where he sang in the University Chamber Choir and studied piano with Peter Pettinger. He held choral and instrumental awards and won the Rima Alamuddin prize for piano performance. After 10 happy years as Director of Music in Bangor Grammar School, he began a broader career in conducting, producing, writing, composing, arranging and piano accompanying. Regular clients include the BBC, Belfast City Council, a classical soprano and a jazz violinist. He has conducted many programmes for Songs of Praise and directed the Belfast choir for Children in Need. He is also the Principal Examiner for the performing components of A-level Music in Northern Ireland. Jonathan is Creative Director and Chief Executive of New Irish Arts, whose choir, orchestra and youth choir perform at over 20 events per year. They have sold out Belfast’s Waterfront Hall on numerous occasions, and often have over 200 participants in their larger concerts. Jonathan is increasingly in demand as a writer and speaker, occasionally contributing to programmes like Radio 4’s Prayer for the Day and Morning Service. He enjoys adjudicating at festivals because he finds it immensely satisfying to play a part in helping people pursue their musical potential.
For full details, including the 2020 syllabus, visit the Perthshire Music Festival website.
Tickets available on the door only.
Adults £5; children FREE
EventDateVenueOther InfoMon 16 Mar: 1:00pm