MUSIC in Lanark launch their 2015-2016 series of concerts with Apollo 5, an acapella singing group, in New Lanark on Saturday.
That leads off an eclectic mix of musical genres performed by outstanding musicians from around the world.
Apollo 5 are five exceptional vocalists in the tradition of The King’s Singers with a wide repertoire of classical, retro jazz and pop arrangements.
They have been acclaimed by, among countless others, The King’s Singers, The Swingle Singers, Brian Blessed, and The Lounge in New York.
Now it is Lanark’s turn to enjoy an evening of outstanding entertainment.
The Music in Lanark Series continues up until Christmas with a Piano Trio playing Beethoven, Mozart and Schubert; a return visit of Scottish jazz diva Lorna Reid and her Quintet in “The Lounge Sessions”; KOSMOS, a sensational trio of dazzling virtuosity who play music from around the world; and Rosanno Sportiello, the fabulous Italian-American swing pianist.
In the New Year Music in Lanark have Tyde, Scottish folk with contemporary edge; a return visit from the magically gifted Yehudi Menuhin School Ensemble; an evening of Hebridean melodies set to vintage movies of life in the islands; and the Tunnell Trust Award-winning Ferio Saxophone Quartet.
“We hope that music lovers in Clydesdale will be as excited as we are by the programme, and that people will sign up for a Series Ticket - all nine concerts for just £75 via our website www.musicinlanark.co.uk,” said Jamie Hill, the group’s chairman.
That Series Ticket also gives a discount of 50 per cent for Biggar music concerts.
Individual concert tickets are £12.50, or £1 for those of school age. These are also available on-line, or they can be purchased in person or by phone (01555 667999) from Lanark Memorial Hall Box Office.
The first concert is this Saturday, August 22, at 7.45pm in The Institute, New Lanark.
“We have been fortunate to have enthusiastic support from the local community both in terms of funding and of audience appreciation,” said Jamie.
“If you haven’t been to a MiL concert, now’s the time to come and experience quality live entertainment on your doorstep.
“If you have been before, we look forward to welcoming you back.
“Why not make it a night of celebration with a pre-concert menu at the New Lanark Mill Hotel?”