Concert – The Carrivick Sisters @ The Big Shed
Apr 4 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm

One of the UK’s top bluegrass and folk acts, twins Laura and Charlotte Carrivisk perform original songs and instrumentals, plus carefully chosen covers on guitar, mandolin, fiddle, dobro, and claw-hammer banjo. They have released six albums and performed at festivals across the UK, including Glastonbury. They also perform internationally together and with all-female bluegrass five piece Midnight Sky-racer.

Tickets are £10 (£5 if in full time education: under-5s ) and are available via wegottickets via Some tickets will be available at the door on the night

Remember to BYOB – tea, coffee and soft drinks will be available

Cross Trust Artists of the Year @ St Matthews Church
May 23 @ 7:30 pm

Featuring Scotland’s outstanding new generation of musicians and following on from last year’s highly successful inaugural concert at Perth Festival of the Arts, The Cross Trust presents the finest in classical and jazz performance. Founded by Sir Alexander Cross of Battleby, Perthshire, The Cross Trust has been helping young Scots to fulfil their aspiration and potential for 75 years. Our jazz performers are Matthew Kilner (saxophone), Neil Birse (piano), Ewan Hastie (bass) and Richard Glassby (drums). Classical artists area Lauren McQuistin (soprano voice) and Hugh Mackay (‘cello).

Tenebrae @ St John's Kirk of Perth
May 24 @ 7:30 pm
Under the direction of Nigel Short, award-winning choir Tenebrae presents a varied programme of some of the greatest masterworks in the choral repertoire, from Renaissance gems to the rich harmonies of the Romantic period.
Lobo’s Versa est in luctum and Allegri’s Miserere, mei Deus are pinnacles of Renaissance polyphony, and the Allegri in particular – composed in the seventeenth century for the choir of the Sistine Chapel – is widely celebrated for its astonishing beauty and poise. The far-reaching influence of these Renaissance masters can be heard in the sacred motets of Brahms and Bruckner, whose lavish harmonies nonetheless present an entirely new perspective; Tenebrae’s 2016 recording of this repertoire won ‘Best Choral Recording’ at the BBC Music Magazine Awards. The choir also presents two of Bach’s motets – undoubted cornerstones of the polyphonic tradition – alongside Poulenc’s Quatre motets pour un temp du penitence, whose tortured harmonies capture the suffering of Christ with almost unbearable directness.
Lobo, Versa est
Allegri, Miserere
Poulenc, Quatre motets
Bach – Komm, Jesu komm
Reger, Der mensch lebt und bestehet
Bruckner, Panga lingua
Bach, Wenn ich einmal soll schneiden
Bruckner, Christus factus est
Schütz, Jauchzet dem Herrn
Bruckner, Os iusti
Bach, Singet dem Herrn
Reger, Nachtlied
Please note seats in the nave will be reserved for the concert. Seats in the side will be unreserved and have restricted view but screens are available.
The Gondoliers – Scottish Opera @ Perth Concert Hall
May 26 @ 7:00 pm

Sunny, funny and with more ‘tra la la las’ per square inch than any other opera in the canon, this semi-staged concert performance of The Gondoliers is a joy from start to finish. In a flight of the satirical whimsy so typical of G&S, two happy-go-lucky gondoliers discover that one of them is, in fact, heir to the throne of a distant kingdom. True to their (adopted) Republican roots, they set off together to rule in idealistic, if somewhat chaotic, style…
The score sees Sullivan at the top of his game and is packed with favourites including the ‘Regular Royal Queen’ quartet. The fabulous ensemble cast includes ENO Harewood Artist William Morgan (The Magic Flute 2019), Ellie Laugharne (The Pirates of Penzance 2013), Ben McAteer (The Mikado 2016), Sioned Gwen Davies (Rigoletto 2018) and G&S favourite Richard Suart (The Mikado 2016). Scottish Opera’s Head of Music and G&S aficionado Derek Clark conducts.
Director Stuart Maunder
Conductor Derek Clark