The Courier reports

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Monday 29 March 2021 Thousands of people tuned in to this year’s Perform in Perth, organisers have revealed as the event wrapped up. The annual festival was held online this year amid current Covid-19 restrictions. Organisers were delighted with the “slick” two week-long event in its centenary year. High viewing figures While the festival had to move online this year, the … Read More

2021 Award Winners

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At the end of a truly remarkable Final Night at Perform in Perth 2021 – the results of the Premier Instrumental Class, the Larg Rosebowl competition and the Perform in Perth Silver Medal were announced – together with the winners of trophies from across the Festival’s great variety of classes. Well done to everyone who took part – and to … Read More

A message from the Provost of Perth and Kinross

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Provost Dennis Melloy sent Perform in Perth his warmest congratulations on reaching its 100th Anniversary year. As an Honorary President of the Perthshire Music Festival, his words, both to the performers and the organisers, were very much appreciated. “In these difficult times when we continue to fight this awful pandemic we all known that music and dances greatly enhances our … Read More

Violin for sale

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One of our patrons is offering a child’s violin (we think it’s an 1/8th) available for sale, in its case, but no bow – price just £20. If you are interested – please contact perthcompfest@hotmail.com There were also 4 orchestral music stands for sale – (suggested donation £5-£10 each) – NOW SOLD THANK YOU.

Festival News – Day 1 – Percussion

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Congratulations to all our performers in the opening day at the Perthshire Music (Competition) Festival’s 2021 Perform in Perth. Snare Drum, Xylophone and Drum Kit classes got our 100th Anniversary event off to an exciting start: Our Adjudicator for the day was Dr Tim Ridley, Head of Music at Glenalmond College, Perth – a familiar face to our audiences. In … Read More

Festival Artwork 2021

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As we get near to the start of our online Festival – now would be a great time to send us some of your drawing/artwork – inspired by MUSIC/POETRY/DRAMA/DANCE Your drawing might be of a musical instrument/ a pair of dancing shoes/ your brother or sister playing or rehearsing/ or any poems or readings that you love. There will be … Read More

Over the years – share your memories

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We are gathering materials to help us celebrate our 100th Anniversary Year – if you have memories of taking part in the Festival, or photos, we would love it if you would share them with us. Please contact perthcompfest@hotmail.com

Coming soon – to the comfort of your armchair

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Stream our Perform in Perth sessions right to your TV screen. It’s fun and convenient to watch videos from your phone or tablet but getting those same quality visuals on your big-screen TV is even better. Here are three simple ways to get started. 1. Plug in with a USB data cable. Nearly all smartphones and tablets can plug into a … Read More

Backing tracks for your performance

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Entries are now closed and it’s time for the hardest work to begin. Our competitors are now perfecting their performances for upload: Deadlines for submission of performance videos:Gaelic classes – 1st MarchPercussion classes – 2nd MarchSpeech classes – 4th MarchPipe band solos – 4th MarchDance – 6th MarchAll other classes – 8th March If you would prefer to use our accompanist you can download a backing … Read More

The show will go on – Courier report from Wednesday 6th January 2021

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The show will go on for a Tayside-wide performing festival as it marks its centenary year, despite the challenges of Covid-19. The Perform in Perth programme will go ahead – under adjudication from 8th-20th and then streamed online – from March 15th-27th. The event celebrates a wide range of artistic forms, with competitive classes in dance, speech and music, ranging … Read More