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An evening of Schumann’s Music and poetry at Stirling Castle

16 March 2012

Music and poetry lovers will be pleased to hear that Stirling Castle is hosting an evening of music and poetry with local soprano Elizabeth McCormack accompanied by pianist Julia Lynch, with performances by the Beaconhurst Choir and pupils in a range of languages.

The event will take place on Sunday 1st April at 7:30 pm in the historic surroundings of the Chapel Royal at Stirling Castle.

The music will include Robert Schumann’s Frauenliebe und Leben and will also feature the Premiere of Tom Wilson’s Blutenblatter.  In addition there will be text by local playwright Clive Wright.

Gillian Macdonald, Executive Manager of Stirling Castle said: “We are really delighted to be hosting a music Premiere in the beautiful surroundings of the Chapel Royal of Stirling Castle.

“What’s more, it is particularly appropriate to be showcasing such local talent in the Year of Creative Scotland 2012.”

Tickets cost £15.00 for adults and £13.00 for concessions and Historic Scotland members.  They are available from the Albert Halls on 01786 473 544

Notes for editors:

  • For all the latest on what is happening at Stirling Castle, visit our website at www.stirlingcastle.gov.uk and sign up for our free e-newsletter.

  • Historic Scotland has 345 historic properties and sites in its care. These include some of the leading tourism attractions in the country, including Edinburgh, Stirling, and Urquhart Castles, Fort George, Linlithgow Palace, the Border Abbeys, and Skara Brae. For further details visit: www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/places.  


  • The Year of Creative Scotland began on January 1, 2012 and will spotlight and celebrate Scotland’s cultural and creative strengths on a world stage. Through a dynamic and exciting year-long programme of activity celebrating our world-class events, festivals, culture and heritage, the year puts Scotland’s culture and creativity in the international spotlight with a focus on cultural tourism and developing the events industry and creative sector in Scotland. More information about the programme can be found at: www.visitscotland.com/creative

  • The Year of Creative Scotland is a Scottish Government initiative led in partnership by EventScotland, VisitScotland, Creative Scotland and VOCAL. More information and resources to help businesses engage with Year of Creative Scotland are available at  www.visitscotland.org/yearofcreativescotland-toolkit

                                                   Year of Creative Scotland 2012

For further information


Jennifer Johnston-Watt
Communications and Media Officer
Communications and Media
0131 668 8070 or 07827 956 866
jennifer.johnstonwatt@scotland.gsi.gov.uk