Yetholm Sinfonia go with Fish at Kelso

Kate Fish performs for Yetholm Sinfonia this weekend
Kate Fish performs for Yetholm Sinfonia this weekend

WELL-known singer Kate Fish will headline Yetholm Sinfonia’s eighth concert of the year this Saturday at Kelso Old Parish Church.

The programme opens in seasonal mood with Grieg’s rarely heard overture In Autumn, and continues with the second set of Aaron Copland’s Old American Songs, one of which started life on this side of the Atlantic at least 400 years ago.

After Rimsky-Korsakov’s energetic Russian prelude to his opera The Maid of Pskov, the concert ends with the engaging first symphony by Denmark’s greatest composer, Carl Nielsen, a symphony full of nostalgia and good tunes.

Yetholm Sinfonia conductor Geoffrey Emerson added: “Kate, our soloist, is a distinguished and extremely versatile musician, a professional singer and teacher who also conducts the Eildon Singers, Berwick Arts Choir and has often conducted and produced for the Kelso Amateur Operatic Society.

“And, as if all that wasn’t enough, she is also the Yetholm Sinfonia’s resident timpanist.”

Tickets for the 7.30pm concert are priced at £8 (Sinfonia Friends £6, students free) and are on sale in Kelso at Latimer’s book shop, Oven Wynd, and Hector Innes Photography. You can also get them by phoning 01573 420279.