Nursery and primary pupils and care home residents who have been taking part in Spinning Songs, Scottish Opera’s unique, intergenerational music-making programme, performed at Aberdeen’s newly re-opened Music Hall on Saturday 8 December.
The historic hall has undergone a £9 million transformation and to mark the occasion there were performances from groups including the Music Hall Community Choir, aerial dancers and Aberdeen Performing Arts Youth Theatre, as well as Spinning Songs participants.
Since October, the performers from Aberdeen’s Gilcomstoun Primary School and Nursery and residents from Rosewell House and Fergus House care homes, have been collaborating with Scottish Opera artists once a week to develop their musical and expressive arts skills. Together they created a series of original songs that reflect life in their local community, celebrating the past and exploring the future.
In the Spring, there are further Spinning Songs workshops taking place in South Lanarkshire, with more venues to be announced.
For more information visit www.scottishopera.org.uk/join-in/spinning-songs