Wednesday, 21 October 2009

AIYF Wedding!

Congratulations to Anne and Ian Hingston who tied the knot on Saturday (17 October 2009).

It was a perfect Autumn afternoon as friends and family descended upon King's College Chapel, Old Aberdeen for a 3.30pm wedding. The ceremony reflected Iain and Anne's love of choral music as friends from the University's music department sung Anne down the aisle - a beautiful memory for all in attendance.

It was a 'knees up' affair at the evening's reception at the Palm Court. A fantastically unconventional ceilidh band had the crowd dancing the Dashing White Sergeant to the Ghostbusters theme tune, while another highlight saw the groom bombarded with people's shoes as he danced to Robbie Williams' 'Let me entertain you' - apparently a signature routine of Iain's.

In her former life as Anne Herbert, Mrs Hingston took on the mantle of Sponsor Liaison at this year's Festival. We would like to say a big thanks from all at AIYF to Anne for her help this year, and wish her all the best for her future with Iain.

Thursday, 1 October 2009

AIYF Singing Group - Starts October 2009

AIYF Singing Group
Starts Wed 28 October, Northfield Community Centre, 6-7pm

(Taster Session - Wed 7 October, Northfield Community Centre, 6-7.30pm)

Our new singing group for all abilities aims to introduce young people to music through a mix of games, singing and song-writing. It will meet at the Community Centre every Wednesday night, 6-7pm, from Wed 28 October onwards. It is for ages Primary 5 to Secondary 3.

And it's all free!

The Singing Group is led by 3 professionally trained music and singing tutors Jayne Carmichael, Amy Beth Smith and Christopher Barr. All are students or graduates of the University of Aberdeen Music Department and have worked with many local choirs and schools as well as the National Youth Choir of Scotland. They have all received disclosure checks enabling them to work with young people.

This follows from the 'Little Larks Take Flight' project that was carried out during this summer's Festival, in partnership with the Little Larks Music Company from Glasgow.

If you're interested, you can pick up your application form from the Community Centre or online here.

You can also come to our taster session on Wednesday 8 October, Northfield Community Centre, 6 - 7.30pm.