Inverness Cathedral Music Day raised hundreds for two charities as musicians came together for the first time in two years

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Over £900 was raised through donations during a fundraising day at Inverness Cathedral when 45 wind, brass and percussion players staged an open door rehearsal followed by an informal concert .

Some of the wind, brass and percussion musicians. Photos: Callum Mackay

MFR’s Cash 4 Kids and the Disasters Emergency Committee Ukraine Appeal will split the money.

For the first time in two years, musicians performed together for charity.  Photo: Callum Mackay
For the first time in two years, musicians performed together for charity. Photo: Callum Mackay

Billed as Symphonic Winds, the musicians – led – by Kieran Forsyth – are part of the Cash 4 Kids’ Symphony Orchestra.

Conductor Kieran Forsyth conducted the rehearsal and open house concert.  Photo: Callum Mackay.
Conductor Kieran Forsyth conducted the rehearsal and open house concert. Photo: Callum Mackay.

Paul Wilson, who established the orchestra in 2018, said: “The lockdown restrictions were easing and we decided to organize the day to bring musicians together for the first time in two years and raise funds.

The musicians had the chance to play again.  Photo: Callum Mackay
The musicians had the chance to play again. Photo: Callum Mackay

People came from all over – Thurso, Elgin, Fort William and Inverness.

Brass musicians participated in the fundraising day.  Photo: Callum Mackay
Brass musicians participated in the fundraising day. Photo: Callum Mackay

The concert inspired by the 2019 movies is now scheduled to have a sequel on October 1 with the orchestra’s Back to the Movies – Part Two!

The sound of the clarinet has been added to the sound.  Photo: Callum Mackay
The sound of the clarinet has been added to the sound. Photo: Callum Mackay
The woodwind section included the flute sound.  Photo: Callum Mackay
The woodwind section included the flute sound. Photo: Callum Mackay
The percussion musicians came back to play.  Photo: Callum Mackay
The percussion musicians came back to play. Photo: Callum Mackay
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The music day raised funds for MFR Cash For Kids and the Disasters Emergency Committee Ukraine Appeal. Photo: Callum Mackay


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