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Fond farewell to Anne as Buckie Choral Union seek new conductor

By Alan Beresford

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BUCKIE Choral Union are on the lookout for someone new to take over the musical director's baton.

Outgoing Buckie Choral Union musical director Anne Corbet.
Outgoing Buckie Choral Union musical director Anne Corbet.

The group are saying a fond farewell to Anne Corbet, who is leaving the post after 17 years of dedicated work.

During her time with the choral union she has produced many excellent concerts, from old established works like Mozart’s Requiem to contemporary pieces such as Karl Jenkins' The Armed Man, Howard Goodall’s Eternal Light and Alexander L’Estrange’s Zimbe.

There have also been concerts of lighter works, and the seasonal joy of Christmas carol concerts which were a regular and eagerly anticipated of the town's calendar prior to the pandemic.

Ms Corbet's training as a singer meant she could pass on tips to the choir to improve technique. Her knowledge of music theory meant she could interpret the music whether it be simple unaccompanied folk song or a complex chorus with full orchestra.

While the choral union have been on the go for more than half a century Ms Corbet is only the third conductor of this mixed voice, four-part choir.

Anyone interested in this post or in joining the choir can make contact via Facebook or buckiechoral@mail.com

Buckie Choral Union was formed in 1970 following a BBC Songs of Praise programme which brought together members of local church choirs.

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