Concerts on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th May 2018.

Highland Chamber Orchestra would like to invite  you to  our May Concert.

Susan Dingle – conductor
Emma Donald – violin


Wagner – Prelude to Act 3 of Tristan and Isolde

Bruch -Violin Concerto No. 1 in G -minor op. 26

Brahms – Serenade No. 1 in D- major


 We are delighted to welcome Emma Donald  as the soloist for  the Bruch violin concerto.

From Dingwall, Emma has been playing the violin since the age of 8. Growing up she enjoyed learning both classical and traditional Scottish music, and has strived to keep both passions running simultaneously. She has a first-class honours degree in music from the University of Edinburgh, where she was leader of the three main student orchestras. This has given her the opportunity to work with inspiring conductors including Will Conway, Chris George and Russell Cowieson. Since graduating, she performs regularly with orchestras such as The Mahler Players and Amicus Orchestra. She is a founder member of the Hans Gal Piano trio, the Fyrish String Quartet, and neo-trad fiddle and clarsach duo, Turadh.  She has also worked with Scottish Ballet, and with Magnetic Opera, where she was the soloist for their production of Menotti’s The Medium in London.
Emma is a full-time musician based in Edinburgh. She has built up a career portfolio that includes community music work, individual and ensemble teaching, solo and group performance.


Grantown Grammar School
on Saturday 26th May 2018 at 7.30pm

Tickets £10 (£8 concession/ £1 children) in advance from
from HCO by e-mail:

or at the door from 7pm

Strathpeffer Pavilion
on Sunday 27th May 2018 at 3pm

Tickets £10 (£8 concession/ £1 children) in advance from
The Pavilion in person or tel. 01997 420124, @,
from HCO by e-mail:

or at the door from 2.30pm.

[The Highland Chamber Orchestra is a registered charity SC030515]

Skibo Strings in Inverness Cathedral on Saturday 28th April at 8pm

Skibo Strings

directed by D. James Ross

A golden hour of much-loved music including
‘Winter’ and ‘Spring’ from Vivaldi’s ‘Four Seasons’,
Mozart’s ever-popular ‘Eine kleine Nachtmusik’,
Handel’s masterly Concerto Grosso no 7, a little-known
treasure by Puccini, and Percy Grainger’s rollicking ‘Molly
on the Shore’ – as well as a rip-roaring mystery encore!

 Inverness Cathedral 
Saturday 28th April at 8pm
Admission (including programme) £10
in aid of The Highland Chamber Orchestra [SC030515]
on sale at the door from 7.30pm

HCO concerts 27th May 2017 at 7.30pm and Sunday 28th May 2017 at 3pm

Highland Chamber Orchestra conducted by Susan Dingle with Mhairi Callander – solo clarinet

perform Ravel’s sparkling Tombeau de couperin, Weber’s melodic First Clarinet Concerto, Elgar’s nostalgic Sospiri for strings and the masterly Fourth Symphony by Beethoven.

St Andrews Cathedral, Inverness On Saturday 27th May 2017 at 7.30pm


The Pulteney Centre, Wick On Sunday 28th May 2017 at 3pm

Tickets £10 (£8 concession/£1 children) at the door or in advance from The HCO tel 07907 565 895