HHCOS Concert – 7th October at 7.30pm

(opening event of 2017 Haddo Arts Festival)

Hebrides Overture -Felix Mendelssohn

Nelson Mass – Joseph Haydn

Te Deum – Antonin Dvorak

Featuring HHCOS and the Haddo Orchestra

Amy Strachan (Soprano), Tamsin Raitt (Mezzo), Sam Jenkins (Tenor), Niall Anderson (Bass)


Tickets Now Available

Tickets are now available for the forthcoming HHCOS concert, the opening event of Haddo Arts Festival 2017.

The Haddo Arts Festival 2017 is a celebration of the old and the new, very much in keeping with the artistic tradition of Haddo House. This year, all of Haddo – the House, the Hall, the Country Park and the Estate – is part of the Festival and brings different perspectives to the artistic experience.

Music remains very much at the heart of our Festival with performances of works by Mozart, Berlioz, Puccini, Britten, Haydn, Mendelssohn, Dvorak, Borodin, Shostakovich and Beethoven by some of the very best artists from across the UK.

From the traditional Opening Concert by the Haddo House Choral and Operatic Society under their new Music Director, Dr Paul Tierney, to a new version of Puccini’s Tosca from some of Scotland’s top singers, the Festival continues to offer the very best night out to as wide an audience as possible.

In our new education project, ‘A Song for Haddo’, McOpera, players from the Scottish Opera orchestra, have been working with over 120 pupils in local schools. The results of these workshops can be heard in a performance by the pupils on Thursday night.

For the first time, a new work specifically composed for the Festival can be heard at the Harvest Festival Service. Taken from a text attributed to St Columba, Altus Prosator, written by Dr Paul Tierney, will be sung publicly for the first time by the Choir of St Machar’s Cathedral.

We have expanded our visual art programme to include new installations in the Country Park by 10 artists, all current and former students at Gray’s School of Art, exploring the impact of nature on transient humanity.

Finally, we have introduced the David and June Gordon Lecture which will become an annual feature of the Haddo Arts Festival. This inaugural Lecture will be given by the distinguished musician, conductor and musicologist, Professor John Butt.

We are also delighted that this year, for the first time, we have been selected to be part of the EFFE (Europe for Festivals. Festivals for Europe) festival community, facilitated by the European Festivals Association, which consists of festivals that stand for artistic quality and have a significant impact on the local, national and international level.


For all Haddo Arts current events visit https://www.haddoarts.com


  • HHCOS October Concert 2017

    23rd April 2017

    7th October 2017, 7.30pm, Haddo House Hall Nelson Mass, Haydn Te Deum, Dvorak Featuring HHCOS and the Haddo Orchestra Amy Strachan (Soprano), Tamsin Raitt (Mezzo), Sam Jenkins (Tenor), Niall Anderson (Bass) Tickets available from Haddo Arts Festival in June 2017.