Let’s Build a City

Friday 2 December 2022
7.30 pm in Cairns Church


Let’s Build a City, mini-opera for children

Tom Harrold

The Darkest Shore (World Premiere, MMC commission)

Music by Beethoven, Strauss, Hindemith and Chisholm

McOpera Ensemble
Children from Craigdhu Primary School (dir. Anna Flannagan)
Music School of Douglas Academy
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

The musicians of McOpera return for another exciting event performing alongside some of our most talented young people. This time young singers and instrumentalists join to present Paul Hindemith’s delightful 1930 mini-opera Let’s Build a City, using their musical creativity to explore innovative ways of protecting the environment from urbanisation. The programme also includes a colourful selection of chamber music for wind instruments and the premiere of a new work by locally-born composer Tom Harrold.

This concert is dedicated to the memory of Gill and Charles Brooks and generously supported by Claire Knott and Richard Brooks.