Feel the Highland with the musical “Summer Trip to Scotland”

Feel the Highland with the musical

Tirshenreth. A true Scottish spirit came to the fore at the Hofer Symphoniker concert at the Kettlerhaus. The audience trembled after a successful evening.

Hofer Symphonicer with Richard Morrison, Duncan Matthew McKelvie and Russell Harris (standing from left) Photo: Stad Tirschenreth

Foreword: Those far away missed out on a sensation, those present will never forget that wonderful evening!

Actually, “The Music of Scotland – Journey to Scotland” was planned as a New Year’s concert. The pandemic has led to the postponement of performances for Tirschenreuth Garden Days. A regular guest in the District City, the Outstanding Ensemble offered a varied, entertaining program in a class last Saturday.

powerful baritone

In the first half he enthralled audiences with opera arias, musical medleys and even an English hit. Richard Tauber, Performed by an impressive, powerful voice baritone Richard Morrison – A quest to remember. Born in Scotland, he was the ideal performer for this musical excursion to the northernmost part of the British Isles.

Style Reversal after the break

After the break, the wardrobe and style changed: the musicians returned to their seats casually and without a jacket, the singer appeared in an elegant and streamlined tartan skirt, double, complete with calf stockings and traditional lace-up boots – Bavarian was a reasonable equivalent for. Lederhosen with Brogues. Now predominantly Scottish folk songs and dances are performed, with Morrison donning brisk highland jumps and dance steps in a bobbing tartan pleated skirt – to the growing enthusiasm of the audience, who now clapped and clapped.

thrilling entertainment

The whole evening was charmingly moderated and informatively explained by a cheerful British conductor Russell Harris. He made fun of his musicians just like the audience, and their mood quickly rose. Harris animated himself in amusing dance steps and hops to entertain the guests. The presence of the bagpipe player, which was not announced at the event, was the highlight of the Taj and the perfect surprise. Duncan Matthew McKelvieNative to Inverness, on top of Scotland.

The bagpipe seems to be a highlight

He entered the stage with dignity under the distant and penetrating sounds of the traditional “Auld Lang Syne” (roughly: “to the good old days”), the secret national anthem of Scots, known around the world and London Last. an essential part of. The night of, for example Proms. There was no stopping the audience when Richard Morris joined in, deeply moved, and the two Scots performed a light-hearted pas-de-deux on the floor.

more than enthusiastic about the audience

This was followed by exuberant standing ovations, enthusiastic whistles, applause and cheer – the Kettlerhaus rocked. This concert should soon be repeated with this line-up and choice of music – then perhaps as a New Year’s concert indeed.

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