German Winds set to blow in Innerleithen

Wednesday 2 October 2019

A group of fifty German musicians will perform in Innerleithen on Sunday when 'German Winds' take the stage in Innerleithen Church of Scotland in a special joint concert. St. Ronan's Silver and Future Bands will host the musical extravaganza which is also set to feature members of Innerleithen Pipe Band.


German Winds is an orchestra project organised by composer and conductor Sven M. Hellinghausen. He said: "The joy of making music and getting to know other people and their countries and establishing musical networks across Europe is an important goal. Along with professional musicians, many talented amateurs play in this symphonic wind orchestra."

The Innerleithen concert comes at the end of the tour - following performances in Newcastle and Edinburgh - and the German band will feature several specially commissioned pieces.

Newly elected chairwoman on St Ronan's Silver Band Claire Bell said: "We are delighted to be hosting German Winds as part of this tour. To welcome fifty musicians, including three Alpine Horns, will provide audiences with something completely different."

The concert will open with host Band, St. Ronan's under musical director Kenny Letham along with guests from Innerleithen Pipe Band, before the guests take to the stage. The Innerleithen youth group, St. Ronan's Future Band will also perform under their conductor David Robb.

Tickets are available in Innerleithen from the Thrift Shop and Adam's Bakery and in Peebles from Caldwell's. It will also be possible to pay on the door. All tickets are priced at £5. Doors open at 2.00pm and concert begins at 2.30 pm

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