Jamie MacDougall Sings…

12 10 2012

….the songs of his vocal heroes

Wednesday 7 November, 7.30pm


Jamie MacDougall, along with accompanist Michael Barnett return to Eastwood Park Theatre for an evening of music and chat to celebrate vocalists past and present who have inspired and influenced him during his singing career. Come and hear Jamie sing everything from classical to swing, including arias and songs made famous by the likes of Nat King Cole, Matt Monro, Mario Lanza, Luciano Pavarotti and many, many more. Join Jamie MacDougall and Michael Barnett for a night with the stars.

Born in Glasgow, Jamie MacDougall has established himself as one of the country’s most versatile singers and performers. Since 2001 Jamie has been the nation’s voice of classical music for BBC Radio Scotland, and in 2003 he made his first television appearance when he presented and sang at the BBC Proms in the Park from Glasgow.

On the concert platform Jamie has worked with some of the world’s top baroque, chamber and symphony orchestras, including the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and the St Louis and Houston Symphony Orchestras. He has worked with conductors including Tamas Vasary, Ivan Fischer, Marin Alsop, Richard Hickox, Trevor Pinnock, Nicholas McGegan and Daniel Harding.

Jamie’s extensive discography of over 45 titles covers baroque and classical, German, Scottish and English song as well as 20th century music. 2009 saw the release of the complete Haydn Folk Song arrangements on Brilliant Classics. This 20 CD collection of 429 songs was recorded over 5 years with the Haydn Trio Eisenstadt and Scottish soprano Lorna Anderson. During the year-long celebration of Haydn’s 200th anniversary, Jamie performed these songs in Milan, New York, Washington DC, Vienna, London, Edinburgh and Glasgow as well as at numerous European festivals.

Jamie’s recent appearances include touring his highly-acclaimed one-man tribute show on Kenneth McKellar, the Messiah at the Royal Albert Hall with the Royal Choral Society, and song recitals in Scotland with Malcolm Martineau and Fali Pavri. He appears regularly at home with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and is in demand around the world: this year he has performed Mendelssohn’s Lobgesang in Seoul and given a series of recitals in Mexico with Mexican concert harpist Angel Padilla and Scottish guitarist Matthew McAllister. He also appeared in Australia with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra to star in their Scottish Gala, and returns for a solo tour of Australia in 2013.

Jamie regularly works with BBC Radio 3 and has recently presented live concerts from both the Edinburgh International and Lammermuir Festivals and last month presented the Last Night of the BBC Proms Celebrations live on BBC2 from the City Hall in Glasgow.            

Michael Barnett is a double graduate in Music from Glasgow University. Since then, he has worked predominantly in the field of Dance, and for a decade was based at the Dance School of Scotland, latterly as Musical Associate. He has worked for many other dance companies and education units, including those of Scottish Ballet and Opera, Northern Ballet Theatre, Rambert Dance Company, the Mark Morris Dance Group, the Royal Academy of Dance and Ballet West.

Michael is also a very experienced concert performer and MD, equally at home in the ‘pit’ orchestra as the stage. Recent engagements include playing on the UK tour of Chicago, and with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra in Glasgow. He has a wealth of experience of Scottish music and has worked with many well-known figures in Scottish entertainment, including Jack Milroy, Peter Morrison and Jimmy MacGregor. Michael has enjoyed writing and arranging a wide range of Scottish music, from Mungomania (chor. Moss), a music theatre work based on the plainchant of St Kentigern, to a modern ballet – Five Burns Songs (chor. Hindle).












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26 10 2012

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