Scozzesi, male vocal ensemble / male vocal ensemble
An exciting new vocal male ensemble (quartet or octet) of professional, classically trained singers plus accompanist, Scozzesi (italian for Scottish men) are the latest word in posh boy bands! The singers are all young Scottish men who are already making their mark in the singing world in their solo careers.
Chosen for each concert from a pool of fifteen singers and six accompanists, this highly talented male vocal ensemble will sing harmonies arranged specifically for Tenor I, Tenor II, Baritone and Bass, some accompanied on piano, some unaccompanied. The gentlemen perform a mixed repertoire of solos, duets, trios and quartets from the worlds of opera, operetta, Gilbert and Sullivan, songs from the shows, and include some of our best loved traditional tunes in four part harmony. An evening (or afternoon) to be charmed and enchanted in the company of Scotland’s latest vocal ensemble!
A full octet of singers with two accompanists is also available should you wish to hear some of the world’s best male operatic choruses.
Tenors: Glen Cunningham, Alistair Digges, Roger Paterson, Kenneth Reid, Christian Schneeberger
Baritones: James Corrigan, Nicholas Cowie, Tom Cunningham, Jonathan Kennedy, Brian McBride, Colin Murray, Christopher Nairne, Douglas Nairne and Sean Webster
Bass: Ross McInroy
Accompanists: Chris Baxter, Andrew Brown, Ed Cohen, Andrew Forbes, Michał Gajzler, Geoffrey Tanti
Performances: debut concert with drinks reception, Winter Gardens on Glasgow Green, G40 1AT, 6pm -8pm on Thursday 25th September 2014.
Friday 3rd October 2014: St John Scotland, Dunbartonshire branch, Ross Priory, Gartocharn
Sunday 29th March 2015: Garnethill Synagogue, Glasgow
Saturday 4th July 2015: Wedding, Forest Hills Hotel, Aberfoyle
Friday 24th July 2015: Private birthday party, Ross Priory, Gartocharn
Friday 2nd October 2015: St John Scotland, Dunbartonshire, Ross Priory, Gartocharn
Sunday 22nd November 2015: Newton Stewart&District Music Society, Cinema Theatre
Sunday 29th November 2015: Beith Arts Guild
Tuesday 8th December 2015: Lockerbie Music Society
Saturday 16th January 2016: The Osprey Music Society, Boat of Garten (septet + pianist),
Friday 25th March 2016: West Kilbride Village Hall
Saturday 12th November 2016: Dollar Academy
Friday 2nd December 2016: The Institute, New Lanark
Thursday 8th December 2016: Music in Thurso
Friday 9th December 2016: Inverness Chamber Music
Saturday 13th May 2017: Byre Theatre, St Andrews