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Paisley Philharmonic Choir Carol Concert

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Date: Sunday 13 December 2009
Time: 7pm
Venue: Paisley Town Hall
Cost: £9.50 (£8 concessions)

Tickets available from November onwards from Aileen McMillan on 0141 884 6267.

Following on from their highly-successful 20th anniversary season, Paisley Philharmonic Choir will hold their ever-popular carol concert in Paisley Town Hall. Their guests will be the acclaimed Scottish Co-op Brass Band.

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Paisley Beer Festival

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Dont forget the beer festival opens tomorrow…

The beer event of the year returns for
it’s 22nd outing.

Four days of excellent beer, music and food, entirely organised and served to you by CAMRA volunteers.  Here we are again at the highlight of the year for those that appreciate outstanding beer quality. It is also an opportunity for people to try the diverse choice presented at this now famous event.

We come to you from the Paisley Town Hall and we open on at 5pm on Wednesday 29th April. Preparations are underway and beer is on order, full beer lists will be available shortly but as usual we will be showcasing… read more

Paisley Town – Hall Blood Donations

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Here are the dates when the blood donations bus will be outside Paisley Town Hall, please give ten minutes of your day to a worthy cause, especially needed over the Christmas and New Year periods when reserves of blood are short.

  • Tuesday – 02 December 2008
    • 14:00 – 15:45
    • 17:15 – 20:00
  • Tuesday – 06 January 2009
    • 14:00 – 15:45
    • 17:15 – 20:00
  • Tuesday – 03 February 2009
    • 14:00 – 15:45
    • 17:15 – 20:00
  • Tuesday – 03 March 2009
    • 14:00 – 15:45
    • 17:15 – 20:00
  • Tuesday – 07 April 2009
    • 14:00 – 15:45
    • 17:15 – 20:00
  • Tuesday – 05 May 2009
    • 14:00 – 15:45
    • 17:15 – 20:00

Scottish Chamber Orchestra

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SCO tour brings popular classics to life
Summer touring season brought to a close across central lowlands

Charismatic SCO Principal Maximiliano Martín takes centre stage with a performance of Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto as part of the four-concert Autumn Classicstour across Central Scotland and Fife between 3-6 September 2008.

Following the success of the Orchestra’s tour across the central lowlands last year, the players will perform in Paisley Town Hall (Friday 5 September).

The programme will be directed by young Austrian conductor Aleksandar Markovic, who makes his SCO debut with this tour. It opens with Haydn’s rousing Symphony No 96 ‘Miracle’, with its lyrical writing for the wind section, the prominence of which was unusual for its time. Completed in 1791, the ‘Miracle’ nickname came about after a chandelier fell from the ceiling of the concert hall during the performance, narrowly missing the audience. However, it later turned out that this actually occurred during a performance of Haydn’s later symphony, No 102. But the name stuck.

Mozart’s popular concerto is the centre piece of the programme, and soloist Maximiliano Martín features on an SCO/Linn Records recording of the work on the highly acclaimed Mozart Wind Concertos CD, released in 2006. The concerts close with Beethoven’s Eighth Symphony, which is explosive from start to finish.

Maximiliano explained: “Performing as a soloist is always a special occasion and even more if it is with the SCO. I have played the Mozart Concerto many times but this concerto is always a challenge, it is so popular that basically it has to be perfect.”

SCO Concerts Director Judith Colman added:  “There was a great reception for our first tour of Central Scotland last year and we’re very much looking forward to bringing the SCO to the region again in September.  The full Orchestra will perform in Motherwell, Falkirk, Paisley and Dunfermline, with a popular programme bringing together some of the greatest Classical composers and featuring Mozart’s wonderful clarinet concerto with soloist Maximiliano Martín.”

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Paisley shop now working

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Apologies to anyone who has went into our online store to buy one of our photographs or prints, we had to iron out some flaws in the shop and the good news is it is now fully working so please feel free to browse the store using the navigation at the top of the blog.

you can buy calendars, canvas prints etc check it out now by going to http://www.paisley.org.uk/blog/?page_id=113