Concerts in September 2019

Highland Chamber Orchestra will be performing at the Macphail Centre in Ullapool on Saturday 14 September at 7.30 pm and at the Spa Pavilion, Strathpeffer, on Sunday 15 September at 3 pm.

The programme includes Mozart’s “Il Seraglio” Overture, Haydn’s Symphony no. 31 (“The Hornsignal”), Martinu’s “Overture for Orchestra”, Michael Nyman’s “Drowning by Numbers” and concludes with Brahms’ popular “Variations of a Theme by Haydn”.

Entry to the concerts is by donation.

Skibo Strings ‘Serenades for Strings’

dir. D James Ross

Inverness Cathedral –
Saturday 31st August 2019 at 8pm

perform a golden hour of much-loved music including
the two great classic Serenades for Strings by Dvorak and
Tchaikovsky, and the intensely moving Adagio for Strings
by Samuel Barber – as well as a humdinger of an encore!

Admission Programmes £10

in aid of The Highland Chamber Orchestra [SC030515]

(on sale at the door from 7.30pm)

Part of the celebrations for Inverness Cathedral’s 150th Anniversary

Skibo Strings

The magnificent interior of Inverness Cathedral

Following a series of very special gala concerts
at prestigious Skibo Castle, and a memorable debut
performance last year in Inverness Cathedral

directed by D James Ross are delighted to be returning
to the Cathedral’s opulent setting with an all-new
programme of popular string classics. Incorporating
some of the finest string players in the Highlands,
this exciting new ensemble is equally at home with
Baroque, Classical and more contemporary repertoire,
and they have acquired an enviable reputation
for their unexpected and dynamic encores.
Come and join us for another golden hour of
lovely string music from throughout the ages!

HCO playthrough day on 2019

Now confirmed as 16th March. 10.00-17.00 in Dalneigh and Bona Church Hall

Dvorak Symphony No 8 in G Major. Conductor Robin Versteeg

Cost £10
Contact the website for further information


Our next concert dates will be:

May Concert

25th May Inverness Cathedral 

Conductor Robin Versteeg 


Mendelssohn: Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage 

Delius: Summer Night on the River 

Glinka: Summer Night in Madrid 


Beethoven Symphony no. 6 



September Concert dates:

Saturday 14th September Ullapool

Sunday 15th September Strathpeffer

Programme to be announced. 


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

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

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]