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Highland Harmony Singers


  Highland Harmony Singers

The choir was formed following the Millennium Festival of Psalms held in Inverness in the year 2000. A meeting was arranged among those from the north of Scotland who took part in the Festival, to decide whether or not it was desirable for a four-part Psalm-singing group to continue. The decision, in the affirmative, was unanimous. Hence a group called "Highland Harmony Singers" was set up with a view to improving, and stimulating interest in, Psalm singing in the Highlands. The name stems from the fact that there is four-part harmony singing (male and female) and also the harmonisation of different denominations. This is also an excellent opportunity for anyone interested in learning, and enjoying, four-part singing.  The object of HHS, quoting from their Constitution is “to promote a Gospel witness by mixed voice, four-part harmony singing of the old and new versions of the Psalms.”

 

HHS responds, where possible, to invitations to sing and to spread the Gospel, and, apart from their own engagements, have also joined with choirs from the south for the various Psalm Festivals and Recitals. Some previous singing engagements have been in Dundee, Glasgow, Thurso, Fort William, Dornoch, Inverness and Maryburgh. At these engagements a short message from scripture is given, either by a choir member or a guest speaker.

 

HHS is made up of Christians from all over the Highlands - from Wick in the north, to Fort William in the south, Kyle of Lochalsh and Gairloch in the west and Elgin and Hopeman in the east. There are over ninety on the choir roll, from different denominations, and an average of sixty attend the practices from 3.00pm to 5.00pm on the last Saturday of each month (apart from December) - held in North Kessock Free Church, kindly granted.

 

At the Psalmody Festival held in the Free North Church, Inverness on 1 September, there were over eight hundred present, with about ninety choir members. The occasion drew folk from all parts of the Highlands - some came from as far as Dundee, Edinburgh and Cumbernauld. It was quite amazing to see folk queuing to get into Church thirty minutes before the Festival was due to begin!


 To hear two pieces from the choir's repertoire <click here>

(This was in impromptu recording of the choir rehearsing on Saturday 24 Nov. 2007)

 

Festival of Psalmody DVD

Festival of PsalmodyThere is also a DVD of the choir available and two extracts ( microphone  one audio, Video Cameraone video) from this DVD on Christians Together.

 

Highland Harmony Singers rehearsing in North Kessock Free Church

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Enthusiastic conductor Alistair Murray leading the praise

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Further information about Highland Harmony Singers can be obtained from Kathleen Nicolson on 01463-798938 (e-mail kathleen.36@btinternet.com) or from Kenny MacLean on 01445-712050 (e-mail kendunedin@aol.com).


 

See also Directory Entry


Feedback:
Editor 26/11/2007 09:58
It was a real joy - whilst doing the recording - to listen to the choir render their praises.
Jan van Woerden (Guest) 26/11/2007 10:26
Refreshing and edifying! Thank you choir.
Kenny Maclean (Guest) 16/04/2009 09:10
The Aberdeen Blythswood Support Group is hosting a Festival of Psalm Praise at Bon Accord Church, Rosemount Viaduct, Aberdeen on Saturday 25 April at 3:00pm. This will be led by the Highland Harmony Singers and there will be a general presentation on the work of Blythswood.

Further details: Hector I Mackenzie on 01224 897560
Editor 03/11/2011 20:05
Highland Harmony Singers are having a Festival of Praise in the Seaboard Hall at Balintore this coming Saturday (5 November)starting at 3.00pm and finishing at 4.30pm.
Conductor Alistair Murray says: "This is our first out-reach in this Area and we would welcome prayer."

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