Collaboration| December 2019

In December 2019, we were asked by Glasgow Life and New Practice to help launch the public consultation of the Glasgow Culture Plan. What better way to draw in the public than by having Nevis perform!?

We also had our first soloist in the form of international mezzo soprano Andrea Baker, who wowed our audiences and become a true part of the ensemble.

“These folks are the real deal. Life changing tour. Thank you!”

Andrea Baker, mezzo soprano

Andrea Baker, mezzo soprano

Described as possessing a “luscious and full-bodied tone” (Das Opernglas), British-American mezzo-soprano Andrea Baker is renowned for her distinctive voice, intense artistry, and passion. Highlights of her international appearances include the  title role Carmen for Opera Australia, Serena in Porgy and Bess for the Berlin Philharmonic and Edinburgh International Festival, 1st Norn in Götterdämmerung BBC Proms (Runnicles), Herodias in Salome with the London Symphony Orchestra (Hickox) 

This three-day tour took us around Glasgow and Ayrshire (during the wettest weekend of the year!), visiting lots of new venues, including the Scottish War Blinded Centre in Paisley, James McFarlane School in Saltcoats and East Ayrshire Carers, and went back to old favourites Refuweegee, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital and Princes Square. In Nevis firsts, we also gave performances in a bowling alley and at a beer festival!

The torrential rain saw a couple of performances cancelled, meaning we didn’t quite reach our 200th performance, but we’ll let you know when it happens!

Performances

6 December 20191030-1115Scottish War Blinded Centre
6 December 20191200-1230Beattie Library
6 December 20191400-1445James Reid School
6 December 20191600-1630Princes Square
6 December 20191800-1900Gartnavel Royal Hospital
6 December 20192000-2030Glasgow City Mission
6 December 20192100-2120Pizza Punks
7 December 20191100-1120Ayrshire Arts and Crafts Fair
7 December 20191130-1150Ayrshire Arts and Crafts Fair
7 December 20191215-1300Rivergate Shopping Centre
7 December 20191400-1430The Garage Complex
7 December 20191500-1520Costa Coffee
7 December 20191600-1640East Ayrshire Carers
7 December 20191800-1840East End Free Festival
7 December 20191915-1945Glasgow Beer Festival
7 December 20192100-2130Glasgow Night Shelter
8 December 20191000-1040Glasgow Central Station
8 December 20191200-1230Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
8 December 20191300-1345Queen Elizabeth University Hospital
8 December 20191415-1500Silverburn Shopping Centre
8 December 20191600-1630Scottish Youth Theatre
8 December 20191830-1930Refuweegee

Repertoire

Take on MeA-ha arr. Joey O’Neill
By the Sleepy LagoonEric Coates
CathcartCunningham, Phil arr. Douwe Nauta
Soaytrad. arr. Rebecca Dale
Children’s Corner SuiteClaude Debussy (arr. Caplet)
GEILT (a number of ways)Elliot, Rufus
HirtaMacMillan, James
Symphony No. 41, Movement 4 ‘Jupiter’Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
500 Miles (I’m Gonna Be)The Proclaimers arr. Gordon Cree
Killing in the NameRage Against the Machine arr. Peter Keisjers
Danse MacabreSaint-Saëns, Camille
Stormy Weatherarr. Raaf Hekkema
Scots Medleytrad. arr. Gordon Cree
Mairead nan Cuireadtrad. arr. Douwe Nauta
SuperflyTreacherous Orchestra arr. Hugo Bouma
Habanera (Carmen)Bizet, Georges
Schmerzen (Wesendonck Lieder)Wagner, Richard
Summertime (Porgy and Bess)Gershwin, George
He’s Got the Whole Worldtrad. arr. Margaret Bonds
Christmas Carolstrad. arr. Tony Royse