Franco-Scottish Society
promoting French & Scottish Culture

Thursday 24th February 2022, 7.00pm

Title: A Concert of Songs based on the life of Mary Queen of Scots

Venue: Online Concert via Zoom

For Non-Members: A Zoom invitation will be provided upon request

Contralto: Louise MacDonald

Piano accompaniment: Graeme McNaught

Graeme McNaught (Piano)
Graeme McNaught (Piano)

Graeme McNaught studied in Glasgow, Munich and Salzburg before completing his studies with the renowned Italian pianist and teacher Maria Curcio in London.

His busy and particularly varied concert career was established when, in 1986, he was the unanimous winner of the first ever Scottish Piano Competition, in Glasgow.

There followed numerous solo recitals as well as concerto engagements with all of the country’s orchestras, including the “Royal Scottish National Orchestra” , a well esteemed ensemble that are frequently touring world-wide with top artists.

Louise MacDonald (Contralto)
Louise MacDonald (Contralto)

Louise Macdonald won the Young Singers’ Messiah Competition and performed Handel’s Messiah at Glasgow’s Royal Concert hall.

Since then she has given many performances of Oratorio and recitals throughout the country. Her repertoire extends from Bach’s St. Matthew Passion to Tippet’s A Child of Our Time.

Louise has sung arias by Lully, Delalande and Charpentier in the first Baroque church of Paris, St. Joseph des Carmelites.

Louise began her career as a member of Scottish Opera and has sung the roles of Kate Pinkerton (Madame Butterfly), Second Bridesmaid (The Marriage of Figaro), and Pepek (The Cunning Little Vixen). She has sung Lola in Cavalleria Rusticana at the Purcell Room on London’s South Bank and has sung Filipievna in Eugene Onegin at the Aberdeen International Youth Festival.