Nevis Ensemble, artistically-led by Holly Mathieson and Jon Hargreaves, is delighted to announce that composers Ailie Robertson and Harry Baines will be writing new carols for the orchestra following an Open Call that received almost 200 submissions from around the world. Set to new Gaelic and Scots texts, Nevis Ensemble will record the new works alongside international mezzo-soprano and Nevis Ambassador Andrea Baker.

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On the back of our Green Nevis campaign, winning the Environmental Sustainability Award at the 2020 Scottish Awards for New Music, and as a member of Creative Carbon Scotland’s Green Arts Initiative, Nevis Ensemble has appointed Georgina MacDonell Finlayson as the orchestra’s first Sustainability Manager to help us achieve tangible reductions in carbon emissions, and best use of resources as we play our part in tackling the Climate Emergency.

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Nevis Ensemble cellist, Heidi van der Swaagh, speaks about. and performs the first and third of Kummer’s Cello Duets Op. 22 as part of our Living Room Ensemble project, alongside her husband and fellow cellist Matthias van der Swaagh. During the COVID-19 crisis, we will continue into our mission to bring music to everyone, everywhere.

Whilst our projects and tours as part of the Year of Coasts and Waters 2020 are currently on hold due to the COVID-19 crisis, we are continuing to celebrate the wonderful landscapes and heritage around Scotland’s beautiful islands, beaches, lochs and rivers.

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