Sir Peter Maxwell Davies

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A concert will be held in Kirkwall's St Magnus Cathedral on 18 September celebrating the huge contribution by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies to the cultural life of Orkney and the wider musical world. The programme includes music written over a period of 40 years for local choirs, schools and instrumental groups, for drama productions and as gifts for friends.

Distinguished oboist Nicholas Daniel and virtuoso violinist Fenella Humphreys will perform music which Max composed especially for them and composers Sally Beamish, Steve King and Alasdair Nicolson will contribute new pieces in memory of Max.

Local performers will include pupils from Kirkwall Grammar School, Sanday and Papdale Schools, Kirkwall City Pipe Band, Mayfield Singers, Nø Boys, Orkney Camerata and the Winter Choir.

The event has been made possible thanks to the generous support of Orkney Islands Council.

Free tickets are available from the Pier Arts Centre in Stromness, Kirkness & Gorie in Kirkwall or online HERE

There will be retiring collection in aid of Help Musicians UK, a charity with which Max was particularly associated.


St Magnus Festival has become an integrated and pluralistic festival and a precious element of Scotland's cultural landscape
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St Magnus International Festival, 13 Albert Street, Kirkwall, KW15 1HP

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St Magnus Festival is a charity registered in Scotland. Scottish Charity No SC011666. Company Number SC073825.

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