Music in St Vigeans

THE SUMMER series of afternoon concerts in St Vigeans Church in June continued on Sunday when the performers were the Ferryport Quartet, a group of string players.

Led by Elisabeth Flett, second violin, the groups also included viola players, Sophie and Megan Pettigrew, and cellist, Joanna Stark. They presented a varied light classical programme, starting with Neil Gow’s ‘Suite’ and Elisabeth’s arrangement of ‘Lament for Nanella’. A fun setting of Sam Bor’s ‘McMozart’s Eine kleine bricht moonlicht Nicht Musik’ was followed by the second movement of Bach’s Dm concerto transcribed for Elisabeth on treble recorder and Joanna on violin, who were joined by accompanist, Morag Anne Elder.

Elisabeth then played Bach’s Sonata in F when the careful musical phrasing of the treble recorder was delicately balanced by the piano. The Quartet then played a Minuet and Trio by Beethoven and the well contrasted movements of Christine Brown’s ‘Chandos Suite’, with Elisabeth’s piano playing in dialogue with the strings. Next came ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ and the opening of Jenkins’ ‘Palladio’.

The concert concluded with an arrangement of ‘Dr. Who’.

In her vote of thanks, Sheila Milroy thanked the performers, and commented on the pleasure of hearing the treble recorder in the afternoon’s entertainment.

Sunday’s concert starts at 2.30 p.m.with entry by donation at the door and refreshments in the hall afterwards.