Internationally acclaimed saxophonist Tommy Smith continues his series of solo concerts in venerable churches when he plays in Dunblane Cathedral on Sunday 26th September at 3pm.
The Edinburgh-born musician has recently played in cathedrals in Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Lichfield and has wanted to play solo in Dunblane Cathedral since he appeared in a duo there with classical pianist Murray McLachlan some twenty years ago.
As with his recent solo concerts, Smith plans to play tunes from the jazz, folk, Gaelic singing and praise song traditions, choosing the repertoire in the moment and letting the music breathe and develop in the naturally bright ambience.
“I see these church concerts as a celebration of melody,” he says. “They might also be seen as a chance for contemplation as people think about what we’ve been through over the past eighteen months and get to enjoy the possibility of being able to share live music events again after the enforced silence. There won’t be any amplification, just the natural sound of the saxophone. I’m really looking forward to playing in the cathedral because I remember it having such a wonderful atmosphere.”
There are no tickets on sale for the concert but there will be a retiring collection. Attendees will need to pre-register on Dunblane Cathedral’s website (here). This is required for NHS Test and Protect.
Tommy Smith (photo by Derek Clark)