Concert dedicated to memory of Chorus singer

The Chorus of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra will take to the stage this Sunday for a performance of Brahms' German Requiem dedicated to the late Jenny Laidlaw, a cherished member of the RSNO Chorus for more than 45 years.

The intimate performance in the New Auditorium of the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall will keep the audience up close and personal for what is set to be an emotional concert and farewell to a dear friend of the RSNO.

The concert features accompaniment by two pianists; Christopher Baxter and Edward Cohen, and solo performances from soprano Alison McNeill and baritone Oskar McCarthy.

A much-loved choral work, Brahms’ German Requiem was written in memory of his mother and is said to be a tender and personal work, designed to console and comfort listeners of all faiths and none. In this scaled-down performance, the beauty of the music is sure to shine through with a particularly poignant message about grief.

RSNO Chorus Manager Christine Walker said: “Jenny Laidlaw was one of the most inspirational women I have ever had the privilege to know. She taught me everything I needed to know about managing a chorus and taking them on tour, I will always be grateful for her support.”

RSNO Chorus Director Gregory Batsleer said: “Brahms’ German Requiem is a major choral work and this version presents an opportunity for our audience to hear the brilliance of the RSNO Chorus, and our guest soloists, shine through.

“This performance will of course be very special as it is a chance for us to remember the dear Jenny Laidlaw and pay tribute to her legacy, as well as being a wonderful showcase of how brilliant the Chorus is sounding.”

A limited number of tickets are still available for this concert here.

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