1st Concert of the New Season

VARIATIONS are the order of the day for KIRKCALDY ORCHESTRAL SOCIETY, Fife’s Community Orchestra.

Its first concert takes place on Tuesday 3rd October at 7.30pm in Kirkcaldy’s Old Kirk.


A new way of life has encompassed KOS with its recent transfer to the Old Kirk. For many years its main performing venue, Kirkcaldy’s Old Kirk has become the Orchestra’s home and rehearsal base.


For its 2017/18 season, Kirkcaldy Orchestral Society has a Theme of ….. Variations!! With a subtle play on words, the Orchestra has a programme plan for the year which offers variety of music, of style, of speed, with choir, solos and ensembles.

Highlighting some of the BBC’s third Ten Pieces project, in its first performance the players will perform the slow movement from Dvorak’s New World Symphony, the Hoe-Down from Rodeo (Copland) and the Theme and three variations of Elgar’s Enigma set as well as the March from Thunderbirds. The Orchestra will be joined by Eilidh Randall to play Bruch’s Romanze for viola.

After a burst of seven weeks’ rehearsal, the Kirkcaldy Orchestral Society goes public on 3rd October.


Last year’s challenge set for the orchestra by Musical Director and Conductor Graeme Wilson to bring to the concert a new audience member resulted in a full house – and the hope is for a repeat of that on 3rd October. The music is particularly interesting for young people and they are especially welcome.


Tickets for the concert are available from Orchestra members, by emailing kirkcaldyorchestralsociety@gmail.com or by phoning 07770 332812. Or come along on the night and pay at the door. £8 adults, £4 children. Free programme.