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There’s just too much going on in our first residencies in October 2012, that we had to split it over two posts. You can read more about what we’ve got in our Dundee October residency in our post from earlier this week

Scottish Ensemble Inverness residency October 2012

Our first Inverness residency is happening from Thu 25 –  Sun 28 October, and is just as jam-packed as our Dundee residency. We’ll be camped out at Eden Court getting up to all sorts, and will also be going out to give performances for those who find getting to our events difficult.


Our concert in the OneTouch Theatre at Eden Court this October features a new look at Britten’s Les Illuminations with live visuals performed by video artist Netia Jones. Netia will be chatting about her work before the concert begins at 8pm, so grab a drink from the bar and join us in the OneTouch from around 7.15pm to hear more about how she’s been inspired by Britten.


Our film screening with live music by DJ Alex Smoke will be getting its second outing after our performance at DCA in our Dundee residency  at Eden Court Cinema on Friday 26 October.

Murnau's 1926 film Faust performed by Scottish Ensemble at Eden Court Cinema and Dundee Contemporary Arts

Murnau’s 1926 film Faust performed by Scottish Ensemble at Eden Court Cinema and Dundee Contemporary Arts

We’ll have another blog post in the coming weeks with more from Alex about this great event – but for now it’s a creepy, fantastical and pretty weird film with some amazing sounds for electronics and strings, and all right before Halloween too – woooooooh!

Ness Islands Halloween Spectacular

We’ll be raiding the dressing up box, donning our favourite costumes and providing some spooky soundscapes to Inverness’ slightly bonkers annual Halloween show  on Fri 26 and Sat 27 October. Devised by Eden Court, Arts in motion and Highland Council. Here’s a taster of what you might be able to expect – though, honestly, it could be anything really. Probably best just to turn up and be prepared to be scared silly. 

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Care Home and Community Centre performances

Chamber groups of Scottish Ensemble musicians will be out and about Inverness and the surrounding area giving performances in care homes and community centres. We’ll be at Carlton Care, Craigmonie Centre, Drumnadrochit and Southside Nursing Home

Tea Dance

Scottish Ensemble perform ballroom classics in their tea dance Fancy dress of another kind on Sunday 28 October, when we’ll be getting on the gladrags and performing some classics of the golden age of ballroom dancing. And you don’t need to worry if your dancing shoes are in need of a bit of a polish, there will be an expert on hand to lead you though some of the steps. So grab your partners and enjoy an afternoon of dancing, divine music and scrumptious afternoon tea.

Wigmore Hall

Then after that, straight off down the road to our first concert in our 2012 -13 series at Wigmore Hall on Tuesday 30 October. And then a lie down.
Full information about attending all of our residency events can be found on our website