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Musical moments at the classical castle

19 May 2008

The Great Hall at Stirling Castle will play host to a superb classical music concert by the internationally acclaimed Scottish Chamber Orchestra (SCO). This fantastic event will be held on Thursday 5 June, and is the only performance by the SCO to be held in an Historic Scotland property this year.

Last year’s concert in September was a great success with visitors enjoying a programme of well-loved classics. This year’s event promises to be just as enticing and atmospheric with a summer evening of Mozart – and a little Mendelssohn – led by virtuoso violinist Alexander Janiczek, who is a native of Mozart’s home city of Salzburg.

Nick Finnigan, Events and Filming Manager at Historic Scotland, said;

“This concert promises to be one not to be missed; with such a dramatic setting at Stirling Castle, an inspirational programme and range of music brought to life by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra – it will be loved by classical music aficionados and those who perhaps fancy trying something new. Tickets are on sale now, and we would advise anyone who would like to attend to book today.”

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra concert is on at the Great Hall at Stirling Castle on Thursday 5 June at 8.00pm. Tickets are available from the Albert Halls Box Office, Albert Place, Dumbarton Road, Stirling, Tel: 01786 473 544.  Prices are: £16 for adults, £13 for concessions and for Friends of Historic Scotland, £8 for people with a disability (and a companion), and £5 for students and unwaged people.

Notes for editors

Stirling Castle is one of Scotland’s grandest castles due to its imposing position and impressive architecture, highlights of which include the gatehouse, the largest Great Hall in Scotland, the splendid Renaissance Royal Palace and the Chapel Royal.  

The Castle is at the head of Stirling’s historic old town, off M9 junction 9 or 10. Tel: 01786 450 000. Admission: Adult £8.50; Child £4.25; Concessions £6.50 (Includes a guided tour of Argyll’s Lodging).

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra is recognised as one of the finest chamber orchestras in the world and one of Scotland’s foremost cultural ambassadors. Formed in 1974 with a commitment to serve the Scottish community, the Orchestra performs throughout Scotland, as well as around the UK and abroad. Find out more about the Orchestra at

Full details of Historic Scotland’s programme of events can be found online at

Historic Scotland have an increased programme of musical and theatrical events taking place at properties across Scotland.

For the best value, Historic Scotland membership offers free entry to all sites and free entry to day events. Membership can be purchased from as little as £6 a month for a family package.

Historic Scotland has 345 outstanding 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. A full list can be found online at

Historic Scotland’s mission is to safeguard Scotland’s historic environment and to promote its understanding and enjoyment.

For further information

Laura Adamson
PR Executive
Marketing and Media
0131 668 8959 or 07769 630 763