Stirling Bridge International Arts Festival

Join the groups participating in this year’s Stirling Bridge International Arts Festival in Ayr Town Hall in aid of Ayrshire Hospice!
Chamber Choir Ivan Filipovic, Croatia
Innovation, Scotland
Lindbergh HS Strolling Strings, USA
West Springfield High School Orchestra, USA
Artistic Director – Dean Marshall

The Chamber Choir Ivan Filipovic (KZIF) is a highly acclaimed choral ensemble, based in Zagreb though its members hail from across Croatia. Inspired by a commitment to excellence, they perform a variety of choral literature ranging from Renaissance to Contemporary music. They have taken their music all over the world, including China, Turkey, Italy and Israel, and had the honour of singing in the United Nations building in New York as part of the 70th Anniversary of the Signing of the United Nations’ Charter. They are delighted to be in Scotland and perform for you in the wonderful Ayr Town Hall.

Hailing originally from Ayrshire, and made of past members of the Ayrshire Fiddle Orchestra, Innovation continues to ‘Wow’ audiences up and down the country. In December 2015 they were nominated in the category of “Up and Coming Artist” at the MG Alba Trad Music Awards in Dundee’s Caird Hall. Directed by internationally acclaimed fiddler, Alistair McCulloch, this is their first date in Ayrshire in over two years and they couldn’t be happier to be involved in the Stirling Bridge Festival!

All the way from St Louis in the United States, the Lindbergh High School Strolling Strings bring their unique style of music to Scotland! Known to ‘stroll’ through the audience as they perform, their music melds different styles together and is influenced by celtic and pop music. Be ready to have the ultimate surround sound as they mingle with the audience!

Joining us from Virginia in the States, West Springfield High School Orchestra bring their distinctive repertoire to Scottish shores, consisting of American folk songs, Spanish melodies and light-hearted pieces from American composers. They are incredibly excited to be over the pond and perform in Scotland as part of the Stirling Bridge International Arts Festival!

The Evening will culminate in a grand finale with all groups coming together to perform a well-known Scottish piece under the direction of the festival’s Artistic Director, Dean Marshall! Dean is a highly talented and inspirational musician, composer and teacher. Sought across North America as THE musical maestro when it comes to contemporary string arrangements, he is one of the directors of the world famous Barrage 8 who have toured in 37 countries performing over 3,500 shows!

This concert is in aid of Ayrshire Hospice, and will have a retiring bucket collection for your donations.

A night not to be missed!


Mon 10 July at 7.30pm

Tickets: Balcony/Gallery £10, Stalls £8/£6 Concession
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