Services for July 2019

SUNDAY 7thJULY (PENTECOST 4)

1030    Sung Eucharist at St Anne’s

Clergy                        Laurence Gunner

SUNDAY 14THJULY (PENTECOST 5)

1030    Sung Eucharist at St James’

Clergy                        Julia Boothby

 

SUNDAY 21STJULY (PENTECOST 6)

1030    Sung Eucharist at St Anne’s

Clergy                        Barbara Chandler

SUNDAY 28THJULY (PATRONAL FESTIVAL)

1030    Sung Eucharist at St James’

Clergy                        Julia Boothby

           

Church in community

We attended the Dingwall Primary Fair on 20th June.

For the first time, Dingwall Primary School held a fair to showcase what is being offered by local community groups. It was wonderful to learn about what is on offer in Dingwall – from laughing yoga to the WI, Scouts to soccer – even a beautiful spaniel advertising puppy classes! The school kindly offered a stall to the Episcopal Churches of St. James and St. Anne, so Rev. Julia Boothby, Tracey Bruce and Laura Symon attended to share a little about our church. As we will be launching our in Children’s Choir in September, we encouraged the children to make their own musical instruments, and hope to see some of them at choir in the new school year.

Services for June 2019

Sunday 2nd June  

10.30am at St Anne’s Strathpeffer

Clergy Rev Julia Boothby

Sunday 9th June

10.30am at St James Dingwall

Clergy Rev Valerie Saunders

Sunday 16th June

10.30am at St Anne’s Strathpeffer

Clergy Rev Julia Boothby & +Mark

Sunday 23rd June

10.30am at St James’ Dingwall

Clergy Rev Julia Boothby

Sunday 30th June

10.30am Joint Service at St Ninian’s Invergordon

Clergy Rev Julia Boothby

Fyrish String Quartet 24th May @ 7.30pm

Our next concert will be on 24th May at 7.30pm. All welcome. Free event but donations to church funds appreciated.

Biographies

Joe Hodson

Joe Hodson started learning to play at the young age of just four years old through the Suzuki Method. Since then he has been privileged to perform with many youth ensembles in Britain including the National Children’s Orchestra’s of both Scotland and Great Britain and the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland, recently on an international tour in China. He recently graduated from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland where he studied under Justine Watts. During his time at the RCS he played as co-leader of the Symphony Orchestra, co-leader of the Opera Orchestra, leader of the Chamber Orchestra, in several musical theatre productions and in a variety of chamber settings. Joe also maintains a strong interest in playing folk music from around the British Isles. Since 2017 he has been working freelance with the orchestra of the Scottish Ballet, the Scottish Concert Orchestra and The Scottish Festival Orchestra. In October 2018, he made his European debut with L’Orchestre de Picardie in Amiens, France. He also maintains a strong interest in teaching and community music. Joe is also a folk enthusiast, making his way to a session whenever time allows.

Emma Donald

From the Highlands of Scotland, Emma has been playing the violin since the age of 8. Growing up, she enjoyed learning both classical and traditional Scottish music, and has strived to keep both passions running simultaneously. She has a first class honours degree in music from the University of Edinburgh, where she was leader of the three main student orchestras. This has given her the opportunity to work with inspiring conductors including Will Conway, Chris George and Russell Cowieson. Since graduating, she performs regularly with orchestras such as Mahler Players and Amicus Orchestra.

Emma is a founding member of the Fyrish String Quartet, the Hans Gal Trio, and the neo-trad fiddle and clarsach duo, Turadh. She has worked with Scottish Ballet, and with up and coming opera group, Magnetic Opera, where she was the soloist for their production of Menotti’s The Medium in London.

Yvette Rosie

Yvette graduated from the University of Glasgow in 2017 with a first class honours degree in music (BMus hons). During her time at university she received tuition on both violin and viola whilst balancing academic study in many different musical areas. In the later half of her degree she specialised in independent research projects focussing on string playing and teaching alongside her principal study of viola. Over the course of her degree she played violin and viola in multiple youth orchestras, both local and national, and led the university symphony orchestra from her second year. Whilst studying she was awarded the Muriel Thorne Hague Memorial Prize for achieving the greatest distinction in class work and in performance on a musical instrument.

From 2015-19 Yvette played fiddle with Annasach Ceilidh Band. With the band Yvette performed extensively across Scotland, the UK and also enjoyed trips to Germany, Portugal, Switzerland and France. Yvette continues to perform in various different groups and also teaches violin and viola with both Inverclyde and Stirling Councils and is the specialist upper strings instructor at Lomond Junior School in Helensburgh.

Tim Cais

Tim is a cellist, singer, teacher and arranger in Edinburgh. He began playing the cello aged four, and started singing and playing piano soon after. He attended the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Junior Department, before studying music at the University of Edinburgh, graduating with a BMus (Hons) in 2013. Tim was principal cellist of all the University orchestras, and has since performed across Scotland and Europe with many orchestras, ensembles and choirs including the Fyrish

String Quartet (of which he is a founder member), Magnetic Opera, Amicus, Sospiro Baroque, the Edinburgh Contemporary Music Ensemble, Octavoce and the Glasgow Chamber Choir.