Queen’s Cross and the Grieg Society of Scotland present renowned Norwegian pianist Rune Alver and Scottish mezzo Sally Garden in a fun concert celebrating the musical talents and Scottish connections of composer Edvard Grieg and his wife, singer Nina Grieg, both of whom were Norwegian of Scots descent. The concert will take place at Queen’s Cross Church on Saturday, May 13 at 6.30 pm. Tickets at the door only (£8; students and under 18s free).

The artists will be joined by Friends of the Edvard Grieg Museum, Bergen, completing their tour of Scotland and visit to the ancestral grave of the composer in Aberdeenshire. A good opportunity to enjoy an hour of inspirational piano music, song and international friendship - audience participation may be required!

The collaboration between Queen’s Cross and the Grieg Society of Scotland dates from 2017 when the Society was formally created. The Society of the Grieg Society aims to excite curiosity about the musical partnership between composer Edvard Grieg and his wife, singer Nina Grieg as well as their vision and positive, optimistic belief in humanity by celebrating and commemorating their creative work, exploring their writings, and furthering knowledge of Scottish-Scandinavian cultural and historical connexions.

And Queen’s Cross sanctuary’s acoustic offers an exceptional opportunity to fully enjoy their music. Located at the heart of Aberdeen’s West End, Queen’s Cross has a variety of halls available to hire for cultural and business events, being able to accommodate from 4 up to 380 people. The halls at Queen’s Cross are equipped with the latest AV technology and can benefit from the hospitality services of Cognito at the Cross, the onsite café. For more information, visit the website www.queenscrosschurch.org.uk , the Facebook page facebook.com/queenscross. or contact Marina Vega on bookings@queenscrosschurch.org.uk.

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