Bothwell Parish Church Centre
Sunday 16 September 2018 at 7.30pm
Event sponsored by Turnkey
The Church is now fully open after the extensive restoration work. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience great music in this wonderful ancient building.
This Grand Finale Concert will be the closing concert of this year’s Bothwell Scarecrow Festival.
The concert was a sell out last year, and this year we fully expect the same success; so ensure you get your tickets early to avoid disappointment – it is a concert not to be missed.
They will be followed by an exciting and varied group of local musicians, already in a professional or on the cusp of it:
- Emma Rae Ward Soprano
- Ross Martin Tenor
- Drew Crichton Pianist
- Jack Kane Saxophonist
- YMOTY Uddingston Grammar School: Guitarist Mr Marcus Frame
Accompanist Peter Shepherd
Drew started learning piano at an early age, taking lessons from his grandmother, Mary Hood, who started his passion for music. In 2012 he began his studies at Edinburgh Napier University receiving tuition from Simon Coverdale and has recently achieved a first class honours degree and has been awarded the Makin Piano prize.
Since joining the university, Drew has performed in a number of concerts and joined several ensemble groups such as the Edinburgh Napier Chamber Choir and Orchestra. Drew is the current organ scholar at St Andrews and St Georges West church receiving lessons from Brigitte Harris and also sings in the choir. Following his studies this year, Drew hopes to continue his role as organ scholar and continue teaching and performing in Edinburgh with plans of further study in Music.
Emma Rae Ward
Emma began her vocal training at the age of 9. Earning a place in the world renowned Cantamus Girls Choir, Emma became a soloist and studied under Pamela Cook MBA. Emma performed the solo movement from Karl Jenkins “The Peacemakers” with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and performed the role of Dido in Purcell’s “Dido and Aeneas”. She was awarded the vocal prize at Nottingham Young Musician of the year in 2013.
As a chorus member she has taken part in various opera and oratorio works, most recently in RCS’ production of “Die Fledermaus” by Strauss and Scottish Opera’s production of Prokofiev’s “The Fiery Angel”.
Emma is now in her second year of studying vocal performance at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland under the tutorage of Kathleen McKellar Ferguson.
Ross was born in Edinburgh, Scotland and grew up in the village of Symington in Ayrshire. Music and singing was always a passion from a young age and Ross studied music and singing all throughout his time at school. After school he studied at the University of Glasgow from 2011 – 2015 where he obtained a First-Class honours degree in Law. He obtained the Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Legal Practice at the University of Glasgow from 2015 – 2016 and after this he moved into the legal profession working in house for international companies.
However, Ross could not shake the pull of his desire to study and train as a singer and therefore is currently in his 1st year of study at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland where he is the recipient of a scholarship. During his time at RCS, Ross has performed with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra as a member of the choir for Beethoven’s 9th Symphony and was a member of the chorus for Scottish Opera’s production of Prokofiev’s “The Fiery Angel”. Earlier this year Ross perfomed the roles of Jaquino in Beethoven’s “Fidelio” and Nemorino in Donizetti’s “L’elisir d’amore” at RCS.
Jack is a saxophonist and vocalist from Glasgow. As a student he first studied at Edinburgh Napier University where he gained his Bachelor Of Music Degree and then moved on to study at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester where he obtained his Master of Music certificate. Shortly after graduating he moved to Nice, France where he joined a successful band who performed a great variety of popular music. In this band he learned to improvise and gained an insight in to the kind of musician he wanted to be.
Now, living again in Glasgow, he has formed his own band, Cassien, a successful function band aiming to bring the highest quality entertainment to any event. As a musician, Jack’s goal is to understand his audience, whatever the event, because to know your audience is to know your goal.
Peter is the new Organist and Director of Music for Bothwell Parish Church. A former scholar at Worcester Cathedral School and (head) chorister in the cathedral choir, Peter was Organ Scholar at Merton College, Oxford from 2013-16.During this time, he gave a number of radio broadcasts and CD releases. He graduated with Honours in Music from the University of Oxford in 2016.
Peter became a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists (FRCO) at the early age of nineteen having previously been awarded the Associateship with prizes. He gained the Licenciateship from Royal School of Music (LRSM) with Distinction in piano.