Listings – The Cumnock Tryst 2014

Thursday 2 October 

7.30pm, St John’s Church, Cumnock


The Sixteen

Director Harry Chirstophers

Sheppard Libera nos I / verse: Benedicamus patrem / Libera nos II  
*Alissa Kirsova  Stabat mater
Sheppard  In manus tuas I
*Tonu Korvits  Stabat mater 
*Matthew Martin  Stabat mater
Sheppard  In manus tuas Ii; In pace; In manus tuas III
MacMillan  Miserere

7.30pm / £16 / £10 for under 26s and Local Residents

Approximate running time 90 minutes, with interval

*new commissions/Scottish premieres

Friday 3 October 

12.30pm, Cumnock Academy

SCO Masterworks

Conductor  Geoffrey Paterson 

Presenter Paul Rissmann
Karin Rehnqvist Arktis Arktis!


Approximate running time 90 minutes

Friday 3 October

5.00pm, Dumfries Arms Hotel, Cumnock

The Cumnock Hour

A panel discussion with Cumnock Tryst Artistic Director, James MacMillan, BBC presenter and journalist James Naughtie, poet Rab Wilson and former Scottish footballer, and now Cumnock Tryst Board Member, Derek Stillie about what is Cumnock culture. 

5pm / £4

Approximate running time: 1 hour

Friday 3 October

8.00 -10.00pm, Dumfries Arms Hotel, Cumnock

Violin Variations

Ian Peaston violin

From Bach through to Hans Zimmer’s film music, trip-hop by Massive Attack to Brazilian electro-samba, Ian Peaston performs and samples live on solo electric violin.

8pm / £16 / £10 for under 26s and Local Residents

Ticket includes a drink (soft for under 18s) from the bar

Approximate running time 2 hours, including one interval

Saturday 4 October 

10.00am – 5.00pm, Boswell Centre, Auchinleck

Come and Sing

led by Eamonn Dougan and other members of the Sixteen

Boyce Alleluia; MacMillan O Radiant Dawn; Purcell Miserere; arr. Jonathan Wikeley Bye Bye Blackbird

Those with some experience of choral singing are invited to Come and Sing, led by Eamonn Dougan and three singers from The Sixteen.The finale of the day will see participants perform in an informal concert – see below for details.

£5/ Group discount – one free ticket for every ten purchased. Tickets must be bought in advance from the Box Office. 

Saturday 4 October 

5.00pm, Boswell Centre, Auchinleck

Come and Sing Concert

led by Eamonn Dougan and other members of the Sixteen

Boyce  Alleluia

MacMillan O Radiant Dawn 
Purcell Miserere 
arr. Jonathan Wikeley Bye Bye Blackbird

Approx running time 30 minutes

FREE/ first come, first served basis on the door

Saturday 4 October 

7.30pm, Cumnock Parish Church

Future of Brass

National Youth Brass Band of Scotland
Greenmill Primary School String Orchestra
Cumnock Academy Brass

Conductor  Russell Gray  

 arr. Ray Farr  Intrada "Ein Fest Burg"

Elgar Severn Suite
James MacMillan Jebel
Vaughan Williams Tuba Concerto
Arnold Little Suite for Brass
James MacMillan New Work for the Greenmill Primary School String Orchestra
Howells Pageantry
Ireland Elegy from “A Dowland Suite” / Balkan Suite
Wagner Elsa's Procession to the Minster

£16 / £10 for under 26s and Local Residents

Approximate running time Two hours including interval

Sunday 5 October 2014

11.00am, St John’s Church, Cumnock

Festival Mass

Quartet of singers from the Sixteen

All welcome.

Sunday 5 October 2014

3.00pm and 7.30pm, Dumfries House, by Cumnock


Promenade Concerts 

Three short recitals in three rooms of this stunning Adam mansion. 

Elizabeth Kenny, Nicola Benedetti, members of The Sixteen and Pure Brass


Elizabeth Kenny in The Tapestry Room

Programme includes:

James MacMillan Theorbo solo from Since it was the Day of Preparation 

Kapsberger  Toccata, Passacaglia, Capona, Coloscione 

Ben Oliver New Work WORLD PREMIERE


Nicola Benedetti and The Sixteen (quartet) in the Entrance Hall

J.S. Bach Chaconne in D minor

Victoria Sancta Maria succurre miseris

James MacMillan Domus Infelix Est WORLD PREMIERE


Pure Brass in The Great Steward’s Dining Room

J.S. Bach Vivaldi Concerto in D 1st Mov

Lutoslawski Mini Overture

Giles Farnaby Fancies Toyes and Dreames

Jay Capperauld Sehnsucht WORLD PREMIERE and Festival Commission

J.S. Bach Little Fugue in G minor


3.00pm/ £25 / £15 for under 26s and Cumnock Residents

7.30pm / £40 including champagne reception from 6.30pm

Approx running time 90 minutes (3 x 30 minute recitals. Audience moves from room to room)







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