Church jubilee celebrations are elementary dear Watson

MUSIC lovers on the west coast might like to know that St Patrick’s Baroque Ensemble will be performing Vivaldi’s Four Seasons at Christ the King, Kings Park, Glasgow, tomorrow at 7.30pm to mark the church’s 50th anniversary.  Tickets are available from the parish, or at the door on the night.

If you live on the east coast have no fear, the ensemble is playing at the Usher Hall in Edinburgh on Saturday.

The St Patrick’s Baroque Ensemble was founded by violinist Paul Livingston in 2009, and has since gained great acclaim for its performances in St Patrick’s Church, Anderston. The members of the group are prize-winning students and graduates of the UK’s music colleges, including the Royal Academy of Music, the Royal Northen College of Music and the RSAMD in Glasgow.

Violin soloist, Ani Batikian, will be performing both nights on the rarely played ‘Sherlock’ violin, made from a tree that stood in Arthur Conan Doyle’s childhood garden. The violin was carved from the sycamore tree by Edinburgh-based violinmaker Steve Burnett. It was created as a tribute to Conan Doyle’s famous detective Sherlock Holmes who played the violin while solving cases.

You can read more about the violin by visiting: http://www.burnettviolins.co.uk

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