Orchestras put on a show at Melrose Parish Church

THE Scottish Borders Wind and Chamber orchestras, made up of around 70 young musicians from across the region, will be playing at Melrose Parish Church on Monday.

Directed by Robert Hume, the orchestras will perform a wide range of music, including the famous Canon by Pachelbel, excerpts from Pirates of the Caribbean, a selection of music by The Beatles and A Glasgow Overture by Edinburgh-based composer Alan Fernie.

The concert starts at 7.30pm and tickets will be available on the door for £6 and £4.

The orchestras will be rehearsing at Broomlee Camp near West Linton the weekend before their concert and next year hope to repeat their successful 2009 concert tour to Germany.

The orchestras have witnessed a number of prominent musicians develop through their ranks, including Birgham’s Innes Watson, who has gone on to become a member of the Treacherous Orchestra, as well as picking up a Scots Trad Music Award for Instrumentalist of the Year in 2011.

For more information about the groups, phone 01835 825907 or email music@scotborders.gov.uk