Rehearsals and repertoire
Rosenethe meets weekly on Wednesdays (7.30pm-9.30pm) in Dunblane
Cathedral Halls between the first week of September and late May, with
a break during school holidays in October, Christmas and Easter.
Our repertoire includes some of the great works of choral
music: Bach's St Matthew's Passion; Handel’s Israel in Egypt; Elgar’s Dream of Gerontius;
Mozart’s Requiem; Duruflé’s Requiem. A recent concert celebrated the music of Venice, with the choir dividing into multiple sub-choirs and many parts to sing motets by
Monteverdi, Gabrieli, Cavalli and Lotti. We also sing contemporary music. In 2003 we performed the Scottish premiere of
Andrew Carter's Musick's Jubilee, and in November 2004
the choir was among the first to perform ‘The Kestrel Road’,
a commission by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies to mark his 70th birthday. For further details see Past Concerts.
|We regularly perform with the Scottish Bach Players, the Scottish
Brass Consort, and the pianist Peter Alexander. Other performances are unaccompanied. Regular venues are Dunblane Cathedral and the Church of
the Holy Rude, Stirling with occasional concerts in a variety of smaller
venues, including Innerpeffray Library in Perthshire and the Tolbooth,
Rosenethe Singers and the Scottish Bach Players in Dunblane Cathedral
after the rehearsal are regularly enjoyed in Dunblane's Tappit Hen. There is usually
a gathering after a major concert, open to singers and friends alike.
||On our spring outings - to places like Mount Stuart, St Monans or
Linlithgow Palace - we often surprise the locals with an impromptu concert.
Rosenethe Singers at Linlithgow Palace
The Rosenethe Singers were first formed in 1964 when a group of
singers was brought together for a local seminar, to help prepare new choral conductors for schools. Some of our members are still professionally involved in music, mainly in teaching. The founder conductor of the choir was the late George McVicar,
until recently our Life President, and the choir was later conducted
by George Farmer, George Stewart and George Wilson. Our recent 40th birthday party song commemorates our conductors (as well as some present members).