Making great music at the Heart of Scotland

Sunday, October 6th 2019

Victoria Halls, Dunblane

Community Play Day

We are having a fun, one-off Community Play Day for adults and will be providing a popular mixture of music for string orchestra and wind band. As a guide, if your standard is between grades 1-5, we will have a part for you to play.

You will need your own instrument, a music stand and a packed lunch.

Tea/coffee and cake will be provided.

Admission is FREE but please register for a place.

See poster to the left  for contact details

This event is supported by the Co-Op and Stirling Council

Sunday 26th May 2019

Victoria Halls, Dunblane

Conductor: Robert Baxter

Leader: Carolyn Sparey

Soloists: Teresa Romāo & Konrad Fiszer

Mozart        Overture La clemenza di Tito

Mozart        Concerto for Flute and Harp


Schubert     Symphony No. 3

Sunday 18th November, 2018

Victoria Halls, Dunblane

Conductor: Robert Baxter

Leader: Carolyn Sparey

Soloist: Peter Alexander

Mozart            Don Giovanni overture

Bizet                Carmen Suite for winds

Mendelssohn Aria from 'Elijah'

Haydn              Aria from 'The Creation'

Mozart            Aria from 'Don Giovanni'

                                     Rossini             Aria from 'The Barber of Seville'

                                     Haydn              Symphony No. 103

Sunday 19th November 2017
Dunblane High School

Conductors: Robert Baxter, Matthew Brown
Leader: Lois Stewart
Handel  Water Music
Schubert Mass in G
Thompson Alleluia
Beethoven  Symphony no 8

10th Anniversary Concert 27th May 2018

Victoria Halls, Dunblane

Conductor: Robert Baxter

Leader: Carolyn Sparey

Soloist: Ayman Jarjour

Boyce  Symphony no 5


Roderigo Concierto de Aranjuez

Sparey    Comharrachadh

Arriaga    Symphony

Sunday 28th May 2017

  Dunblane High School,

Conductor: Robert Baxter

Soloist: David Breingan & Lorna Holl

Leader: Carolyn Sparey

Dvorak        Czech Suite

Krommer    Concerto for two clarinets

Dvorak        Nocturne in B major

Rosetti        Symphony in D major

Sunday,  29th May 2016 

Victoria Halls, Dunblane

Conductor: Robert Baxter

Soloist: Mark Wilson, Violin

Leader: Carolyn Sparey

Schubert: Overture in the Italian Style

Puccini: Chrysathemums

Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto

Gouvy: Petite Suite Gauloise

Schubert: Symphony no 2

Sunday,  May 31st, 2015 7pm

Victoria Halls, 

Conductor: Robert Baxter

Leader: Carolyn Sparey

Soloist: Peter Wesley, Bassoon

Handel Concerto Grosso Op. 6 No. 12  

Raff   Sinfonietta  for winds

Vivaldi   Concerto for Bassoon in A minor

Ruth Gipps   ‘Leviathan’ for Contrabassoon

Haydn   Symphony No. 99 in Eflat

13th November 2016

Dunblane High School

Conductor: Robert Baxter

Leader: Carolyn Sparey

Schubert -  Entr’actes from Rosamunde

Mozart -  Overture Der Schauspieldirektor for Wind Octet

Beethoven -  Overture Leonora No.3

MacCunn - The Land of the Mountain and Flood

Bor - Eine Kleine bricht Moonlicht Nicht Musik for Strings

Scots Songs

Sunday November 15th 2015, Dunblane cathedral  

Conductor: John McGonigle

Leader: Carolyn Sparey

Soloist: Kevin Duggan

Delibes: Le roi s'amuse

Poulenc: Concerto for Organ, Timps and Strings

Faure: Pavane

Saint Saens: Suite for Orchestra op 49

Sunday, May 25th, 2014

19:00, Victoria Halls

Conductor: Mark Wilson,

Chris Sergeant, Double bass



Mendelssohn: "Hebrides"  Overture

Grieg: Holberg Suite

Bottesini: Bass Concerto

Wagner: Siegfried Idyll

Mozart: Symphony No. 38 "Prague"

Sunday, November 16th, 2014, 19:00

Dunblane High School

Conductor: Mark WIlson

Leader: Gail Digney

Soloist: Lynne Bulmer, Flute

Programme including:

Beethoven: Overture "Coriolan"

Beethoven: Creatures of Prometheus (selection) 

Mozart: Flute Concerto

Arensky: Variations on a Theme of Tchaikovsky

Sunday, June 2nd, 2013: 19:00.

Dunblane High School. 

Summer Concert:

"Invitation to the Dance"

Lorna Holl, Clarinet

Mark Wilson, Conductor

Carolyn Sparey, Leader


Programme to include:

Brahms: Liebeslieder Waltzes

Bartok: Romanian Dances

Weber Clarinet Concerto No. 2 (Soloist: Lorna Holl)

Mozart: Symphony No. 39


Sunday, Nov 24th, 2013


Victoria Halls, Dunblane

Dunblane Chamber Orchestra

Mark Wilson: Conductor and violin soloist

"Of canons, clocks and concertos"


Beethoven: Overture "Prometheus"

Faure: Pavane

Bach: Concerto E Major (played and directed by Mark Wilson)

Pachelbel: Canon

Haydn: Symphony No. 101: The Clock

May 27th, 2012, 19:00:

Victoria Halls, Dunblane

"On wings of Song"

Gordon Wilson, Tenor
Mark Wilson, violin and Conductor
Ian Wilson Conductor (the Lark Ascending)
  • Vaughan- Williams' "Fantasia on Greensleeves",
  • Elgar's "Chanson de Matin",
  • Vaughan- Williams' "The Lark ascending"
  • *World Premieres* songs for Tenor and Chamber orchestra by the composers Ian Wilson and Michael Csanyi- Wills, with lyrics from A.E Houseman's "A Shropshire Lad".
Saturday August 18th, 2012. 19:30
Holy Trinity Scottish Episcopal Church,
Albert Place, Stirling
Nina Kopparhed, soprano
Mark Wilson, Conductor

  • Handel: Concerto Grosso Op 6 No. 2
  • Elgar, Serenade for Strings
  • Mozart: Exsultate, Jubilate
  • Mozart: Selections from "the Magic flute" Arr. Heidenreich for wind ensemble
  • Handel: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba Arr A. Campbell for wind ensemble
  • L. van Beethoven: Octet for wind instruments in Eb, Op. 103

Sunday, November 18th, 2012. 19:00
Queen Victoria School,Dunblane.

Peter Alexander, Piano

Mark Wilson, Conductor

Carolyn Sparey, Leader

  • Haydn "Military" Symphony*
  • Mozart: Piano concerto No. 17
  • Barber: Adagio for Strings
  • Music from "Schindler's List
  • Highland Cathedral*


*featuring pipers from the Victoria School, Dunblane


Part of the proceeds from this concert will go to Help for Heroes

May 29th, 2011: Victoria Halls, Dunblane
"Masters of Music"
Mark Wilson, Conductor

  • Schubert: Overture in Italian Style 
  • Mozart: Magic Flute Suite
  • Warlock: Capriol Suite
  • Handel: Concerto Grosso Op 6 No. 2
  • Mozart: Symphony No. 41 in C Major

November 27th, 2011, 19:00: Victoria Halls, Dunblane. 

"An Austrian in Paris"

Martin Murphy, French Horn
Nina Kopparhed, soprano
Mark Wilson, Conductor

  • Mozart: Horn Concerto 
  • Mozart: Exsultate, Jubilate
  • Mozart: Symphony No. 31 "Paris"
  • music by Lennox Berkeley.

June 20th, 2010: Victoria Halls, Dunblane.

Laura Sergeant, cello
Mark Wilson, Conductor

  • Delius: Two pieces for small orchestra         
  • Haydn: Cello concerto D Major
  • Suk: Meditation on an old Bohemian Chorale,     
  • Mozart: Symphony No. 40

November 21st, 2010: Victoria Halls, Dunblane

Carolyn Sparey, Viola
Mark Wilson, Conductor

  • Beethoven: Wind Octet
  • Britten: Lachrymae
  • Mendelssohn: String Symphony No. 1 in C
  • Haydn: Symphony No. 104 (London)

June 28th, 2009: Victoria Halls, Dunblane

"Midsummer Fantasy"
with Grant Golding trumpet
Alistair Warwick conductor

  • Mozart: Divertimento in D  K136
  • Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a theme of Thomas Tallis
  • Telemann: Trumpet Concerto in D
  • Copland: Quiet City
  • Haydn: Symphony No 85 in B flat "La Reine"

September 20th, 2009: Victoria Halls, Dunblane.

"Mainly Mozart"

Martin Davies, piano

Conductor: Mark Wilson

  • Handel: Concerto Grosso No. 1
  • Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 23, K488
  • Holst: St Paul's Suite
  • Mozart: Symphony No. 35: "Haffner"

June 22nd 2008  Dunblane Cathedral Hall
Conductor Alistair Warwick
Soloist      Simon Rendell

Eine Kleine Nachtmusik    Mozart
Gabriel's Oboe                  Morricone
Serenade for Strings        Elgar
Oboe Concerto                Pergolesi
Simple Symphony          Britten

November 9th, 2008: Victoria Halls, Dunblane
"Nocturnes for an Autumn Evening"

with Carron Shankland clarinet
Alistair Warwick conductor

Grieg: Holberg Suite
  • Mackenzie: Benedictus
  • Mozart: Clarinet Concerto
  • Mozart: Serenade in C minor
  • Schubert: Symphony no 5 in B flat