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Commemoration of  the Bicentenary of Sir Walter Scott's Birth

Edinburgh Secondary Schools Chorus and First Orchestra

Usher Hall

1971

Concert  -  10 November 1971

Walter Scott Bicentenary Edinburgh Secondary Schools Concert at the Usher Hall  -  1971Players in the concert 'A Country Girl' staged at St Phillips's Church Joppa in 1949

  Reproduced by courtesy of Evening News.     Click here for web site details.

 

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   Walter Scott Bicentenary Edinburgh Secondary Schools Concert at the Usher Hall  -  1971

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    Walter Scott Bicentenary Edinburgh Secondary Schools Concert at the Usher Hall  -  1971

 

Walter Scott Bicentenary Concert

Thank you to Stephen McMahon, Munich Germany, for sending me a copy of this photograph from his collection.

Stephen wrote:

Sir Walter Scott

"This photograph shows the Edinburgh Secondary Schools Chorus and First Orchestra peforming a concert of music related to the bicentenary of Sir Walter Scott's birth. The conductor for parts of this particular concert was Neil Butterworth who composed some of the pieces we performed

The principal conductor of the orchestra was Dr. Colin O'Riordan who died in 2001."

Stephen McMahon, Munich Germany,  September 19, 2007

Rehersals

"I remember this and similar concerts well - I played in the orchestra. We used to rehearse on Monday evenings in a church hall in Bruntsfield. The weekend before a concert we had rehearsals every day, and this was usually the first time we performed with the chorus and soloists.

Quiz question: What piece is being performed in the photo?
 (I know the answer.)
"

Stephen McMahon, Munich Germany,  September 19, 2007

Who is in the Photograph?

Stephen added:

"I recognise a lot of the faces in the orchestra and chorus, and can also still recall a lot of their names. Perhaps visitors to the website will recognise someone or other."

If you are trying to recognise any of the people in this photograph, I recommend that you first click on the thumbnail image below in order to zoom-in to the photo.

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    Walter Scott Bicentenary Edinburgh Secondary Schools Concert at the Usher Hall  -  1971

 

School Musical in  the Usher Hall

Thank you to Eric Gold (also known to many as Eric McKenzie) for his recollections of the Usher Hall. 

Eric wrote:

Usher Hall

"The Usher Hall Concert photos, above, reminds me that my cousin, George (Joe) O'Donnel, played a part there in a school musical called 'The Crookit Bawbee'. 

He was a knock out.  He was a great singer.  We used to go out guising when we were small.  I haven't seen him for 30 years.

All the schools were there, at the Usher Hall, and my neighbours from the Dumbiedykes too.  I reckon that George would have made a good actor on films (ha ha ha ha).  He was a great singer

Granton Harbour

I remember we docked in Granton on a small light house ship called the Hespures.  I got George a job but he got the sack as he took the Saturday off to watch a Hibs game at Easter Road (ha ha ha ha) and with the captain being a Rangers supporter. With Hibs winning that match, he had no chance.

Eric Gold, East London, September 20 + 23, 2007.

 

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EdinPhoto - Home Page  Please send me an e-mail ...  with your questions, comments, suggestions or news.   At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.     At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.  

Photographs and Other Images  -  These include portraits of photographers  -  photographic outings -  Princes Street views  -  Newhaven Fishwives  -  etc.  Early Photography in Edinburgh  -  Talbot, Brewster, Hill & Adamson, Early Professional Photographers in Princes Street, etc.  Professional Photographers in Edinburgh  -  1840 to 1940  -  Their names, dates of business and studio addresses.  The Photographic Society of Scotland  -  1856 to 1873  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, etc.  The History of Edinburgh Photographic Society  -  1861 to date  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, Poems, etc.  EPS Publications - EPS Handwritten Records  -  Photographic Journals  -  Trade Directories  -  Books  -  etc.  Thanks to all who have encouraged and supported me in creating the EdinPhoto web site  -  including descendants of photographers  -  researchers  -  providers of photographs and other material  Background notes on the research thal led up to the creation of this site  -   together with lists of new material added to the site since its launch.  Brief comments on how this site might be used  -  Just browsing?  -  Seeking specific information?  Please add your questions, suggestions or other comments to the Guest Book.  Links to other web sites  -  Photographic Societies  -  Photographic History  -  Family History  -  etc.  Click here to find the link to the Edinburgh Photogrpahic Society web site.

 

A selection of my photographs, many from Edinburgh throughout the year.   Also photos from Scotland, London, Iceland, Italy, Hong Kong and elsewhere    Many old maps of Edinburgh (Old Town, New Town, while City), Leith and Newhaven.  Includes several old transport maps and a comparison of old maps with recent aerial photos.   Old engravings, mailly of Edinburgh scenes.  Some from the 1820s, some from the 1890s,  some others - includes many hand-coloured examples from the 1820s.   News from Edinburgh today  -  Events, Collections, Buildings and Gardens, Transport   This site includes     1. Post card portraits taken in studios in Edinburgh:    2. Post card views either takeen/published by Ediburgh photographers or views of Edinburgh, or both.y Edinburgh    Views of Edinburgh, grouped into three sections:     1. Street views:    2. Buildings:    3. Around Edinburgh   Views of transport around Edinburgh  -  Horse drawn trams and buses, cable cars, electric trams, buses and a few railway photos.  Also several maps of Edinburgh's bus and tram routes.   Links to pages with Photos of Groups   Frequently Asked Questions

  Summary of the updates added to this site each month since the site was launched   Links to Dumbiedykes pages  Link to Granton pages  Link to Leith pages   Link to Newhaven pages   Links to Portobello pages   Link to My Recent Talks