Festival Promenade Concert: The Cumnock Tryst 2023

Dumfries House

08 Oct 2023 - 08 Oct 2023

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Festival Promenade Concert: The Cumnock Tryst

Top musicians, in a splendid venue, offer us a fabulous musical experience

Noah Chalamanda percussion
Noah Chalamanda was a finalist in Scottish Young Musicians Solo Performer of the Year 2022 when he was a senior pupil at Crieff High School, and impressed the jury and audience alike. The Cumnock Tryst is always keen to give a platform to the next generation of young, gifted Scottish performers. Noah is presently studying timpani and percussion at the RCS in Glasgow.

Ney Rosuaro Prelude no 1
Claudio Santangelo Dance of the Butterfly
Matthias Schmidt Ghanaia

Schola Cantorum of St Mary’s Catholic Cathedral, Edinburgh
Michael Ferguson Conductor

The Schola Cantorum brings together eight skilled singers to perform a full range of sacred art music, from plainchant and Renaissance polyphony to newly composed works. For today’s short concert they will present something that is unusual for them – music which is entirely secular!

James MacMillan So Deep
Traditional Scottish arr. Kitchen Sweet Afton
Traditional Scottish arr. Kitchen O Kenmure’s on and awa Willie
Traditional Scottish arr. Kitchen The Birks of Aberfeldy
Traditional Scottish arr. Johnston O gin I were where Gadie rins

Scott Dickinson and Andrew Berridge violas
Scott Dickinson and Andrew Berridge have shared the front stand of the viola section of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra for twenty years. Having performed and broadcast George Benjamin’s Viola Viola and Nigel Osborne’s Transformations 1, their Viola Duo Project came from a deep desire to develop creative relations for this expressive sound world with a wide range of composers. Commissions to date include music from Sir James MacMillan, Janet Beat, Martyn Brabbins, Jay Capperauld and Errolyn Wallen.

James MacMillan Canon for Two Violas
Errollyn Wallen (World Premiere)
Jay Capperauld Between the Lines (World Premiere)
Janet Beat Phantasm (World Premiere)

Our audiences love our “promenade” recitals at Dumfries House, where we present three different short recitals in three different but beautiful spaces in one of our favourite venues. The audience hears about 20 minutes of music, firstly in the Tapestry Room before moving on to the second space at the main entrance hall, before finally moving into the Great Steward’s Dining Room for the final mini-recital. It is a marvellous way of hearing a diverse range of music, played by some of our top performers while simultaneously experiencing this stunning 18th century house with its unrivalled collection of Chippendale furniture.

Due to the nature and experience of promenade performance, the audience will stand during part of the concert, however seating can be provided if necessary. Please inform the Box Office if any member of your party requires a seat. Seats will be placed at the sides of the performing space, and may result in a limited view.


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Dates & Times

Sunday 8th October

14:00 - 15:10 (Approx: 70 mins)

Sunday 8th October

16:00 - 17:10 (Approx: 70 mins)


Full Price Unwaged Under 18 Under 26 Cumnock Local Resident Student (in full-time education)
Price Band A £25.00 £6.00 £6.00 £18.00 £18.00 £18.00