ABERDEEN SINFONIETTA with CON ANIMA
Now its onwards to our next Concert - Vivaldi's Gloria with Aberdeen Sinfonietta in the Music Hall on the evening of Sunday 19th November, shortly followed by a host of Christmas gigs to get you in the Festive mood.. More details to follow when Mince pies and Mulled wine are more in season.
Spotlight gig: Con Anima Chamber ChoirConducted by Tara Leiper
Con Anima perform new works by emerging Scottish composers Laura Heneghan, Pixie Nishina, and Kassia Bailey, following a 3 month composer development project under the guidance of composer James Weeks.
Our spotlight gigs are a series of 30 minute concerts aimed at giving increased visibility to emerging and/or local composers and performers and are part of our soundcreators programme supported by Creative Scotland, the PRS for Music Foundation Talent Development Partner programme, Aberdeen City Council, Radcliffe Trust, Fenton Arts Trust, Hugh Fraser Foundation and The William Syson Foundation.
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|Con Anima is looking for new members who have choral singing experience, some skill in sight-singing and the confidence to sing one-to-a-part if required.
We specialise in contemporary and less performed repertoire, often unaccompanied.
Anyone interested is invited to an open rehearsal workshop from 7.30 to 9.00pm on Thursday 24 August 2023, led by Con Anima’s Musical Director Tara Leiper, giving a taster of what we do and how we do it. Venue: John Skinner Centre (behind St Andrews Cathedral, King Street, Aberdeen). This will include warm-up singing exercises, and a chance to sing some four-part music with members of the choir. It is an opportunity for potential new members to meet existing choir members. After the workshop those interested in membership would be invited, on another day, for a private audition with our Musical Director and an informal discussion with our Chair before a mutual decision is made to proceed.
We are delighted to announce that Con Anima has appointed Tara Leiper as our Musical Director with immediate effect. We have already started work with Tara preparing our next concert in Monymusk as part of their Arts Festival (details below) and we are looking forward to working together and sounding even better!