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Sunday, 9 June 2019 19:30 - 21:00

The medieval walls of Dunblane's magnificent Cathedral will reverberate with the beautiful sounds made by over 30 handbell musicians presenting a concert of Music for a Summer Evening on Sunday 9 June at 7.30pm. Presented by Dunblane Cathedral Handbell Ensembles, with ages spanning 7 decades in 3 ensembles performing on the largest range of handbells in Scotland.

Music will reflect a number of anniversaries this year. There will be music to mark the 50th anniversary of the first human to walk on the moon, including “Fly Me To The Moon”, “Moon River”, “2001: Space Odyssey” and snippets from “Walking on the Moon”, “Space Oddity”, and “I’m a Rocket Man.” It’s the 200th anniversary of the births of both Queen Victoria and Prince Albert so you’ll hear some Mendelssohn to reflect music they shared with each other. It’s 200 years since the birth of composer Jacques Offenbach so you’ll be able to enjoy his “Can-Can” and “Barcarolle”, and also it’s two centuries since Franz von Suppé was born so you’ll hear the theme from his Light Cavalry overture.

Tickets £8 (concessions £5, children free) available in advance from Smallprint, Beech Road, Dunblane, or Kilmadock Visitor Centre, Doune, or Bridge of Allan Post Office or at the door on the night.

Dunblane Cathedral's handbell ensembles have an international reputation and have appeared many times on television.

Handbells are one of the world's oldest instruments yet the handbells used today are sophisticated precision instruments which produce a beautifully rich sound. Dunblane Cathedral has Scotland's largest range of handbells and this concert gives the opportunity to hear children as young as 8, through to teenagers and adults perform a wide range of music. And handbells are very much a visual instrument too as audiences enjoy the synchronised movement of the shining handbells.

Location
Dunblane Cathedral
Price
Tickets £8 (concessions £5, children free) available in advance from Smallprint, Beech Road, Dunblane, or Kilmadock Visitor Centre, Doune, or Bridge of Allan Post Office or at the door on the night