The Glory of Scotland…Without the Airfare!

Glory Of Scotland

By Sandy Graham

‘Across the Hills the pipes are heard and ancient Highland Blood is Stirred’. Don’t miss this chance to experience Scottish entertainment at it’s best when ‘The Glory Of Scotland’ comes to Toronto, Ontario.

THE GLORY OF SCOTLAND, a spectacular celebration of the best of Scottish music and dance, has been delighting thousands of people in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the US.

Led by famed Australian conductor/composer, Sean O’Boyle, THE GLORY OF SCOTLAND promises to be an entertaining evening of all your Scottish O’Boyle  was born just south of the Scottish border is now a resident of New York City. He is a renowned Celtic music expert and also one of Australia’s most successful composers. His superb new arrangements are now one of the very popular features of the show. Sean, is joined by soprano Suzanne Kompass, who along with Sean just completed the national tour of Australia. Other soloists include tenors Edward Franko and Lenard Whiting and Robert Longo, baritone, best known as The Beast in the Toronto production of Beauty and the Beast; Julie Fitzgerald, Canadian Master Fiddling Champion; Colleen Rintamaki, 10-time World Highland Dancing Champion, pianist Brett Kingsbury. Members of the Toronto Police Pipe Band, the Scottish Dance Company of Canada and the Rosedale Children’s Scottish Country Dance Group  join the soloists along with the glory of Scotland choir to create a complete celebration of Scottish music and dance on stage. He has conducted recordings and concerts with many leading Australian and international orchestras, including the Adelaide, West Australian, Melbourne and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras, The Queensland Orchestra, Dortmund Konzert, Lexington Philharmonic, Auckland Philharmonia, Malaysian Philharmonic and Orchestra Victoria. His compositions have been performed by all the major Australian orchestras and by International orchestras including the Berlin Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra.

THE GLORY OF SCOTLAND is a wild celebration of music, song and dance,” Sean said. “Music and dance are a powerful combination and I love working with the diverse performers in the show.” The program consists of classic Scottish favourites: THE GLORY OF SCOTLAND Fanfare, One Hundred Pipers, O Sing to me the auld Scotch Songs, Ye Banks and Braes, a Brigadoon Medley, Skye Boat Song, a Scottish Sing-a-long, Amazing Grace and Auld Lang Syne to name a few.

Canada has one of the highest populations of Scottish diaspora, with statistics showing one in five families have a Scottish background. The history of The Home Children, Scottish Regiments, and Immigration from the 1920’s until the 1950’s were instrumental in the population of this country. Shows like THE GLORY OF SCOTLAND are an integral part of continuing to support the heritage of this country and it is a show not to be missed, for Scots as well as fans of music everywhere.

THE GLORY OF SCOTLAND will be in Toronto on June 4 at The MacMillan Theatre at 7:30 p.m.  When booking tickets and to receive the special discount for this show please call The U. OF T Box Office at 416-978-8849 and quote group rate # 20110604.

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