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Cowdray Hall Aberdeen

Information about the free lunch time concerts at Cowdray Hall and the history of Cowdray Hall in Aberdeen:

Cowdray Hall Aberdeen was gifted to Aberdeen by the Cowdray Family in 1926. Several years later, in 1930, the Aberdeen Chamber Music Club formed and performed in the Cowdray Hall in Aberdeen which was noted for its acoustics. Cowdray Hall Aberdeen remains one of Aberdeen's most popular concert venues.

As can be seen in the photograph of Cowdray Hall there is a war memorial to those from Aberdeen who died during World War One and World War Two. Inside the Cowdray Hall there are more war memorials. Sadly photography is not permitted inside Cowdray Hall and AboutAberdeen have been unable to get a photo of the inside of Cowdray Hall Aberdeen.

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Cowdray Hall in Aberdeen can be found on Schoolhill, next to the Aberdeen Art Gallery and a little walk away from His Majesty's Theatre Aberdeen. The entrance to Cowdray Hall in Aberdeen can be found at Blackfriars Street. The nearest car park is the Denburn car park which remains open in the evening or of equal distance is the Bon Accord Centre car park which usually only remains open during the day.

Free Concerts Cowdray Hall

Throughout the year there are many free concerts at the Cowdray Hall. These free concerts at the Cowdray Hall are described below. They are organised by Aberdeen City Council and called the lunchbreak concerts at Cowdray Hall. Each free concert at Cowdray Hall takes place from 12:20pm until 1:30pm and though admission is free donations are welcomed. Entrance to the free concerts at Cowdray Hall is via the Aberdeen Art Gallery where visitors can purchase a sandwich lunch.

Thursday 11 December 2008 - Music from Brodie Castle: Music for ensemble, songs and piano music. In association with the National Trust for Scotland. Supported by a Cultural Engagement Grant. At Cowdray Hall Aberdeen.

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Thursday 30 April 12.45pm EDINBURGH QUARTET - String Quartet Op 64 no 5 ‘The Lark’: Haydn Free lunchtime concert at Cowdray Hall Aberdeen.

Thursday 23 April 12.45pm THE BRATSCH DUO - Royal Scottish National Orchestra Players Principals John Harrington (Viola) and David Inglis (Double Bass) Music by Dittersdorf, Maguire, Elgar and Rossini. Supported by Friends circle of RSNO. Free lunchtime concert at Cowdray Hall Aberdeen.

Thursday 9 April 12.45pm ARLEQUIN TRIO - ‘Divertissement’ for reed trio, with music by Mozart, Schulhoff, Marintu, Veress and FranÁais Free lunchtime concert at Cowdray Hall Aberdeen.

Thursday 2 April 12.45pm PAUL TIERNEY (BARITONE) AND ROGER WILLIAMS (PIANO) - Music by Finzi and Vaughan Williams Free lunchtime concert at Cowdray Hall Aberdeen.

Thursday 26 March 12.45pm THE NORTH EAST OF SCOTLAND MUSIC SCHOOL Free lunchtime concert at Cowdray Hall Aberdeen.

Thursday 19 March 12.45pm DREW TULLOCH AND ROGER WILLIAMS (TWO PIANOS) - Music by Mozart and Poulenc Free lunchtime concert at Cowdray Hall Aberdeen.

Thursday 12 March 12.45pm ALBYN SCHOOL. Free lunchtime concert at Cowdray Hall Aberdeen.

Thursday 5 March 12.45pm AGNIESKA MARUCHA (VIOLIN) AND RAFAL ZAMBRZYCKY-PAYNE (VIOLIN): Music by Telemann, Bacewicz, Bartok and Berio. Supported by the friends of Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums. Free lunchtime concert at Cowdray Hall Aberdeen.

Thursday 26 February 2009 - ABERDEEN GRAMMAR SCHOOL BRASS ENSEMBLE: Conductor Alan MacDonald. At Cowdray Hall Aberdeen.

Thursday 19 February 2009 - UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN MUSICIANS: Petra Paskova (Piano). At Cowdray Hall Aberdeen.

Thursday 12 February 2009 - ABERDEEN CITY MUSIC SCHOOL: Music from students of one of Scotland’s specialist Music Schools. At Cowdray Hall Aberdeen.

Thursday 5 February 2009 - George Donald and Roger Williams (Piano Duet): Music by FaurÈ, Ravel and others. At Cowdray Hall Aberdeen.

Thursday 29 January 2009 - Members of the Elphinstone Institute: Traditional Scottish music and song from the University of Aberdeen. At Cowdray Hall Aberdeen.

Thursday 22 January 2009 - Joseph Long (Piano): Twelve Etudes Op.10: F.Chopin. A rare opportunity to hear the complete set of one of this composer’s most poetic and demanding piano works. At Cowdray Hall Aberdeen.

Thursday 15 January 2009 - MUSIC FROM THE ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY OF MUSIC AND DRAMA: Graeme McNaught (Piano), Veronika Toth (Viola) play music by Schubert, Reger and Takemitsu. At Cowdray Hall Aberdeen.

Saturday 10 January 2009 - A TASTE OF NORTH EAST CULTURE: Robert Lovie and Paul Anderson. At Cowdray Hall Aberdeen.

Thursday 18 December 2008 - Christmas Carols: Drew Tulloch (Piano) and Roger B. Williams (Conductor). At Cowdray Hall Aberdeen.

Thursday 4 December 2008 - Electroacoustic Music: A performance of Electroacoustic music from the studios of the University of Aberdeen Music Department. At Cowdray Hall Aberdeen.

6 March 2008 - Robbie Shepherd and musicians from the Aberdeen City Music School. Outstanding young musicians from the ACMS will join with Robbie Shepherd in this special concert as part of the Story Telling Festival.

13 March 2008 - Joseph Long (Piano). Well known and highly acclaimed soloist, Joseph Long plays Beethoven’s mighty final Piano Sonata: Beethoven Piano sonata in c minor Op.111.

27 March Aberdeen Chamber Players Local professional string players together with pianist Blair Cargill play one of Brahms’ most attractive works: Brahms: Piano Quartet in A major op.26

3 April 08 - Kwang Ho (Piano). Music by Haydn, Ginastera, Ravel, Rachmaninoff, Liszt.

10 April 08 - John Logan (Horn) and Alison McIntyre (Violin) from the RSNO. French Horn and Violin is only just the beginning of this adventurous duo. This concert is supported by the Friends RSNO.

17 April 08 - Aberdeen Trio. Dvorak:‘Dumky’ Trio. We welcome come back the three musicians of the Aberdeen Trio to play one of Dvorak’s best loved chamber works.

24 April 2008 - Edinburgh Quartet with Thomas Hobbs (Tenor) and Nicholas Ashton (Piano). Vaughan Williams: On Wenlock Edge. Haydn: Quartet in E flat, Op.76 no.6. In this celebratory year of Vaughan Williams, the Edinburgh Quartet, with two guest artists, will perform one of the most adventurous works of the early 20th century.

BBC Concert

The BBC Concert takes place on the 13 December 2007 with Danjulo Ishizaka (Cello) and Jose Gallardo (Piano). Britten: Sonata for cello and piano In C Op.65; Music by Bax and Ireland.

Christmas Carols

The Christmas Carols free concert at Cowdray Hall takes place on the 19 December 2007 and is called Carols for Everyone. Roger B. Williams, and Drew Tulloch on piano with a surprise artist appearing. Come along and sing your favourite Christmas Carols and enjoy the acoustics of Cowdray Hall in Aberdeen.

George Donald

George Donald with Claire Telford (Violin) and Geoffrey Bridge (Oboe) on the 12 January 2008. Music by Handel, Loeillet, Beethoven and Kreisler, and traditional Scottish music.

Students from the RSAMD

Students from the RSAMD on the 17 January 2008. Ani Batikian (Violin) Alexander Kanchaveli (Piano) Beethoven; Sonata Op.23; Britten: Three Pieces; Stravinsky: Duo Concertante.

Julian Byzantine

Julian Byzantine on guitar on the 24 January 2008. This free Cowdray Hall Aberdeen concert, by the internationally celebrated guitarist is supported by the friends of Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums.

Aberdeen Chamber Players with Geoffrey Bridge

Aberdeen Chamber Players with Geoffrey Bridge on the 31 January 2008. Oboe Quartets by Mozart and Gordon Jacob at CowdrayHall Aberdeen.

Musicians from St. Margaret’s School

Musicians from St. Margaret’s School on the 7 February 2008. This free Cowdray Hall Aberdeen concert is a mixed programme by some of Aberdeen’s leading young musicians.

Musicians from the University

Musicians from the University on the 14 February 2008. Paul Tierney (Baritone); Heather Ireson (Mezzo soprano) and Roger Williams (Piano). To include music by Britten.

University of Aberdeen Gamelan

University of Aberdeen Gamelan on the 21 February. A programme of Traditional Balinese Gamelan music at CowdrayHall.

Paul Anderson

Paul Anderson on fiddle on the 28 February 2008. One of the world’s leading traditional musicians will give a programme of fiddle music from the North East.

Address and Contact Telephone Number for Cowdray Hall

Cowdray Hall Aberdeen
AB10 1FQ

Tel: (01224) 523700

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