Haddo Arts Festival: A Song For Haddo

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Haddo House
Methlick
Ellon
AB41 7EQ

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A choir of primary school children perform new work that they'd created in workshops with composers Moira Morrison and Peter Kemp, alongside high school instrumentalists and musicians from the McOpera ensemble.

“Around the house stand ancient trees,
And on the wind hang melodies
Of days gone by when folk sang all the time.”
From A Song for Haddo by Moira Morrison

On first visiting Haddo House, many people are struck by the abundance and power of the trees. If trees could talk, what might they tell us -about those who have cared for them and walked amongst them over the centuries? What have they heard, what have they seen?

Join our cast of over 100 primary school singers, accompanied by an orchestra of high school instrumentalists playing side-by-side with professional musicians from the McOpera Ensemble. Ideas for this new work for Haddo were generated by the children during workshops with the composers, Moira Morrison and Peter Kemp.

“My son was one of the lucky children to take part and from when he began to practise his songs at home, I knew it was going to be special…” Parent (A Song for Haddo 2018)

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