"Fantastic night at the opera..."

Opera Alba...states its aim is "bringing opera to the people of Scotland and beyond".
This it achieves admirably, and much more.

 

"An excellent mix with much to remember..."

The mix of music was excellent. The opening Brindisi from Verdi's La Traviata was a perfect introduction and the music, some familiar, some not so, flowed on courtesy of Dvorak, Mozart, Bernstein and Puccini, to name but few.

There were many highlights and these included a wonderful Soave sia il Vento from Cosi fan Tutte and the famous quartet from Verdi's Rigoletto.

 

"The style of the evening was fine and the commentary good and appropriate - the performers engage well with their audience."

Events

 

Venue

Date
Notes
Carrick Centre,
1A Main Street,
Houston
PA6 7HD
Saturday:
25th February
2017
7.30 pm
     
Performers:  Daisy Henderson, Julie Martin-Carter, Adam Magee, Steven Faughey, Derek Clark
     

 
Helensburgh Music Society,
Victoria Halls,
Sinclair Street,
Helensburgh
G84 8BA
Saturday:
22nd October
2016
 
     
 
     

Ayr Music Club
60th Anniversary
Saturday:
5th March 2016
 
     

Performers: Daisy Henderson, Steven Faughey, Soojeong Joo

     

     
Stranraer Music for All,
Ryan Centre,
Fairhurst Rd,
Stranraer,
Dumfries & Galloway
DG9 7AP
Friday:
18th September 2015
7.30pm. Tickets from steveflower26@btinternet.com
Performers:  Daisy Henderson, Jenny Wilson-Best, Adam Magee, Steven Faughey, Derek Clark
     

     
Ayr Music Club,
Holy Trinity Church,
Fullarton Street,
Ayr
KA7 1UB
Saturday:
21st March
2015
Opera Alba: 7.30pm
Tickets £12
From 01292 441966 / 442311
     

Performers:  Daisy Henderson, Jenny Wilson-Best, Adam Magee, Steven Faughey, Derek Clark

     

     
Moffat Music Society in Old Well Theatre,
Moffat,
Old Well Road
Moffat
DG10 9AP
Friday:
6th February
2015
Opera Alba: 7.30pm
Tickets from alanindex@tiscali.co.uk
     
Performers: Jenny Wilson-Best, Daisy Henderson, Adam Magee, Steven Faughey and Derek Clark.
     

     
Beith Arts, Beith Community Centre, Kings Road, Beith, North Ayrshire  KA15 2BQ

Sunday:
18th January 2015

Coro Alba:  2.30pm
Tickets: from beitharts@hotmail.com

 

     

Performers:  Daisy Henderson, Jenny Wilson-Best, Cathy Bell, Taylor Wilson, Alistair Digges, Adam Magee, Douglas Nairne, Steven Faughey, Derek Clark

     

     
Private birthday party,
Cally House

Saturday:
6th December 2014

Opera Alba: 9pm

     

Performers: Daisy Henderson, Julie Martin-Carter, Alistair Digges, Steven Faughey, Robert Melling

     

     
Gatehouse of Fleet Music Society,
Gatehouse of Fleet Parish Church,
Carstramon Road,
Gatehouse of Fleet
DG7
Thursday:
4th December 2014
Opera Alba: 7.30pm
Tickets £9
     
Performers: Daisy Henderson, Jenny Wilson-Best, Adam Magee, Steven Faughey and Soojeong Joo
     

     
The Osprey Music Society, Boat of Garten Community Hall,  Reidhaven Park, Craigie Ave, Boat Of Garten, Inverness-Shire PH24 3BL

Saturday:
29th November 2014

Coro Alba: 7:30pm
Tickets: £14/£12  from Ann Napier on 01479 831213,  ann.nap@btinternet.com.


     

Performers: Daisy Henderson, Deborah Rudden, Fiona MacDonald, Julie Martin-Carter, Kenneth Reid, Matthew Bridle, Nigel Boarer, Steven Faughey, Derek Clark

     

     
Strathdee Music Club, Deeside Theatre,
Aboyne Community Centre,
Bridgeview Road,
Aboyne,
AB34 5JN
Saturday:
27th September 2014
Opera Alba: 7.30pm
Tickets £12 available from: strathdeemusic@googlemail.com
or from Theatre 013398 86222,
or at the door on day of performance
     
Performers: Daisy Henderson, Jenny Wilson-Best, Adam Magee, Steven Faughey and Derek Clark
     

     
Edinburgh Festival Fringe, artSpace@St Marks,
7 Castle Terrace
EH1 2DP
Tuesday 12th and Thursday 14th August 2014 Opera Alba: 7.30pm
Tickets £12/£10 from https://www.edfringe.com/contact-us/box-office from June 2014, or from daisy@classicalmusiciansscotland.com
     
Performers: Daisy Henderson, Jenny Wilson-Best, Adam Magee, Steven Faughey and Derek Clark
     

     
Lockerbie Music Society
Queen's Hotel, Lockerbie
Tuesday:
10th December 2013
Opera Alba: 7.30pm
     
Performers: Jenny Wilson-Best, Daisy Henderson, Matthew Bridle, Steven Faughey, Derek Clark
     

     
Thurso Live Music Association
Thurso West Church
Friday:
29th November 2013
Coro Alba: 7.30pm
     
Performers: Daisy Henderson, Frances Morrison-Allen, Fiona MacDonald, Julie Martin-Carter, Matthew Bridle, Adam Magee, Steven Faughey, Nigel Boarer, Derek Clark
     

     
Abbey House, Culross Sunday:
18th August 2013
Coro Alba for Culross Festival: 2.30pm
     
Performers: Daisy Henderson, Megan Read, Julie Martin-Carter, Fiona MacDonald, Bruce Davis, Anders Ostberg, Simon Hannigan. Accompanied by Alba Strings: Sharon Haslam, John Robinson, Maggie Miller and Aline Gow, with Derek Clark.
     

     
Mull Theatre
Druimfin
Tobermory
Tuesday:
6th August 2013
7.30pm
Box office - 01688 302828
     
Performers: Daisy Henderson, Julie Martin-Carter, Ian Priestley, Anders Ostberg, Edward Cohen
     

     
Aros Centre
Portree
Skye
Saturday:
3rd August 2013
7.30pm
Box office - 01478 613750
     
Performers: Daisy Henderson, Julie Martin-Carter, Ian Priestley, Steven Faughey, Derek Clark
     

     
Harris Arts Festival Friday:
2nd August 2013
Opera Alba for Harris Arts Festival
     
Performers:  Daisy Henderson, Julie Martin-Carter, Ian Priestley, Steven Faughey, Derek Clark
 

     
Beith Community Centre Sunday:
24th March 2013
Coro Alba for Beith Arts Guild: 2.30pm
     
Performers:  Daisy Henderson, Jenny Wilson-Best, Fiona MacDonald, Julie Martin-Carter, Matthew Bridle, Adam Magee, Nigel Boarer, Steven Faughey, Robert Melling
     

     
Ryan Centre, Stranraer Friday:
26th October 2012
Coro Alba "Ballads, Songs and Snatches" Gilbert and Sullivan evening for Stranraer Music for All
     
Performers:  Daisy Henderson, Megan Read, Fiona MacDonald, Julie Martin-Carter, Matthew Bridle, Ian Priestley, Nigel Boarer, Steven Faughey, Derek Clark
     

     
St John's Kirk, Perth Friday:
21st September 2012
Opera Alba for Friends of Scottish Opera 50th Birthday Celebration
     
Performers:  Daisy Henderson, Jenny Wilson-Best, Matthew Bridle, Nigel Boarer, Derek Clark
     

     
Thurso Live Music Association
Weigh Inn Hotel,
Thurso
Thursday:
8th December
2011
Opera Alba for Thurso Live Music Association Christmas Party Night (01847 831437)
7.30pm
     
Performers:  Daisy Henderson, Jenny Wilson Best, Adam Magee, Steven Faughey, Derek Clark
     

     
Inverness Chamber Music Society
Main Hall,
Inverness Town House,
IV2 4SF
Wednesday:
7th December
2011
Opera Alba for Inverness Chamber Music Society Christmas Party Night (01463 234234)
8.00pm
     
Performers:  Daisy Henderson, Jenny Wilson Best, Adam Magee, Steven Faughey, Derek Clark
     

     
Beith Arts Guild Sunday:
27th November
2011
Coro Alba: 2.30pm
     
Performers:  Daisy Henderson, Jenny Wilson Best, Fiona MacDonald, Julie Martin-Carter, Adam Magee, Matthew Bridle, Steven Faughey, Nigel Boarer, Bill Kean
     

     
Ingliston Country Club,
Bishopton,
Old Greenock Road PA7 5PA
Thursday:
20th October
2011
Opera Alba for Voices for Paisley
(0845 301 1010)
8.15pm
     
Performers: Daisy Henderson, Jenny Wilson Best, Adam Magee, Steven Faughey, Derek Clark
     

     
Newton Stewart and District Music Club Sunday:
9th October
2011
Opera Alba: 7.30pm
     
Performers:  Daisy Henderson, Jenny Wilson Best, Adam Magee, Steven Faughey, Derek Clark
     

     
The Stables,
Cromarty
Sunday:
25th September
2011
Cromarty Arts Trust (01381 600354)
Coro Alba: 4.00pm
Performers:  (left to right), Nigel Boarer, Julie Martin-Carter, Steven Faughey, Jenny Wilson Best, Fiona MacDonald, Daisy Henderson, Adam Magee, Matthew Bridle, not in picture Bill Kean
     

     
Ross Priory,
Gartocharn
Friday:
10th June
2011
7 for 7.30pm
     
Performers: Daisy Henderson, Fiona MacDonald, Adam Magee, Martin Higgins, Walter Blair
     

     
Cramond Kirk
Cramond
Edinburgh
Friday:
15th April
2011
7.45pm
     
Performers: Daisy Henderson, Jenny Wilson Best, Bruce Davis, Steven Faughey, Ian Ryan
     

     
Mugdock Country Park, Milngavie Friday:
25th March
2011
This performance is at 7.30pm
     
Performers: Daisy Henderson, Steven Faughey, Derek Clark
     

     
Cathcart Trinity Church
90 Clarkston Road
Glasgow
G44 3DA
Saturday:
19th March
2011
Concert in aid of Revive MS Support
This performance is at 7.30pm
     
Performers: Adam Magee, Daisy Henderson, Steven Faughey, Jenny Wilson Best, Derek Clark
     

     
Dollar Music Society Saturday:
26th February
2011
Coro Alba
This performance is at 7.30pm
     
Accompanied by Derek Clark
     

     
Stranraer Music for All Friday:
18th February
2011
Coro Alba
This performance is at 7.30pm
     
Accompanied by Derek Clark
     

     
Glasgow Hilton Friday:
5th November
2010
Scottish Care Awards
     
Performers: Daisy Henderson, Jenny Wilson Best, Adam Magee, Steven Faughey, Derek Clark
     

     
Hamilton District Arts Guild Wednesday:
13th October
2010
Duo Alba
This performance is at 7.30pm
     
Performers: Daisy Henderson, Steven Faughey, Derek Clark
     

     
Torphichen Kirk Sunday:
August 29th
2010
'Torphichen Summer Nights'
This performance is at 7.00pm
     
Performers: Daisy Henderson, Jenny Wilson-Best, Adam Magee, Steven Faughey, accompanied by Derek Clark
     

     
Solsgirth House, Dollar Sunday:
18th July
2010
A celebration of Brian's 60th birthday
3pm
 
Performers: Daisy Henderson, Jenny Wilson Best, Adam Magee, Steven Faughey, Derek Clark
     

     
St Paul's RC Church, Shettleston Friday:
May 28th
2010
The wedding of Anne-Marie Naismith and Stephen Kerr
     
Performers: Daisy Henderson, Taylor Wilson, Matthew Bridle, Steven Faughey, accompanied by Robert Melling
     

     
Cramond Kirk,
Cramond
Edinburgh
Friday:
April 23rd
2010
Songs from the Shows.
This performance is at 7.30pm
     
Performers: Daisy Henderson, Jenny Wilson-Best, Adam Magee, Steven Faughey, accompanied by Derek Clark
     

     
Williamwood
Golf Club,
Glasgow
Saturday:
January 16th
2010
A Night of Musicals
     
Performers: Daisy Henderson, Jenny Wilson-Best, Adam Magee, Steven Faughey accompanied by Robert Melling
     

     
Greyfriars Church,
Lanark
Friday :
January 15th
2010
 
     
Performers: Daisy Henderson, Jenny Wilson-Best, Adam Magee, Steven Faughey, accompanied by Derek Clark
     

     
Tower Mill Theatre, Hawick Sunday :
November 29th
2009
This performance is at 2.30pm
     
Performers: Daisy Henderson, Kathryn Hannah, Alistair Digges, Steven Faughey, accompanied by Derek Clark
     

     
Dunfermline Arts Guild Sunday :
December 7th
2008
 
     
Performers: Jenny Wilson Best, Julie Martin Carter, Adam Magee , Steven Faughey, accompanied by Derek Clark
     

     
Paisley Town Hall Wednesday :
December 3rd
2008
As guests of the Paisley Hammermen
     
Performers: Opera Alba (Daisy Henderson, Jenny Wilson Best and  Steven Faughey,
accompanied by Julia Lynch)
     

     
Linlithgow Arts Guild Saturday :
October 4th
2008
 
     

     
Paisley Arts Centre Friday :
May 30th
2008
at 8:00pm

"Summer Songs... and some are not!"

     
Performers: Opera Alba (Daisy Henderson, Adam Magee and Steven Faughey, accompanied by Ian Shaw)
     

     
Stirling Tolbooth Saturday :
Dec 15th
2007
A festive programme
     
Performers: Opera Alba (Daisy Henderson, Julie Martin-Carter, Adam Magee and Steven Faughey, accompanied by Derek Clark)
     

     
Paisley Town Hall Wednesday :
Dec 5th
2007
As guests of the Paisley Hammermen
     
Performers: Opera Alba (Daisy Henderson, Elizabeth McCormack, Steven Faughey, accompanied by Claire Haslin)
     

     
Paisley Arts Centre,
New Street, Paisley
Tuesday :
Sept 11th
2007
at 8pm
0141 887 1010
 
Performers: Duo Alba (Daisy Henderson and Steven Faughey, accompanied by Derek Clark)
     

     
Torphichen Summer Nights in Torphichen
Kirk
Sunday :
August 5th :
2007
at 7pm
Tickets £6, concession £4.
01506 633734
Website here
 
Performers: Jenny Wilson Best, Steven Faughey and Daisy Henderson, accompanied by Derek Clark
     

     
Festival Theatre - Friday :
23rd March :
2007
01796 484 626
Pitlochry Pre performance at Pitlochry
 

     
Brunton Theatre - Thursday :
25th January :
2007
 
Musselburgh    
Box Office 0131-665 2240    
     

     
Brunton Theatre - Saturday :
26th August :
2006
 
Musselburgh (Edinburgh Festival Fringe)  
Box Office 0131-665 2240
     

     
The Tasting Rooms - Sunday :
23rd July :
2006
01382 244 188
Dundee    
     

     
Carnegie Hall - Friday :
October 28th :
2005
01383 314000
Dunfermline  
     

     
Mugdock - Friday :
April 29th :
2005
0141 956 6100
Milngavie 7.45pm
     

     
Repertory Theatre -
Monday :
March 21st :
2005
01382 223530
Dundee 8.00pm  
     

     
His Majesty's Theatre -
Saturday :
March 12th :
2005
01224 641122
Aberdeen
7.30pm
     

     
Theatre Royal -
Saturday :
January 15th :
2005
01387 250800
Dumfries
7.30pm