Deeside Orchestra’s Summer Concert this year has a distinctly Spanish flavour. The programme is headlined by Rodrigo’s famous Concierto de Aranjuez featuring the celebrated classical guitar soloist, Ian Watt. Born in Aberdeenshire, Ian is an exceptional musician who has rapidly established an international reputation for the excellence of his playing. You can learn more about Ian on his website by clicking here.

Also included in the concert programme are the Ballet Music from “Le Cid” by Massenet, an opera set in the city of Burgos in Northern Spain, and the Symphony No.2 by Camille Saint-Saëns.

Our concert will be held on Saturday 9th June at 7.30pm in Banchory Christian Fellowship Church, Hill of Banchory, and will be followed by refreshments in the atrium. The Church is located near to the Woodend Barn on the east side of the town. Click here to see details of the Church and its location.

Further details of the concert, including ticket prices, can be seen on our poster, which you can view by clicking here. Tickets are available from members of the orchestra or by calling 07973 839417, and can also be bought at the door.

We look forward to seeing you on 9th June!


We’ll be throwing our traditional orchestra party again in January 2018, and we would love to welcome everyone to join us for music, dancing and feasting to celebrate the New Year. It’ll be held in the Victory Hall, Aboyne, starting at 7.30pm on Saturday 13th January 2018. Tickets, priced £20 per person, can be booked by phoning 013398 86424. Admission includes a hot buffet provided by Sheridan’s of Ballater and you’re invited to bring a bottle (or two) to the feast. Booking early is advised – it’s usually very popular!

For further details, please see our poster by clicking here.


Deeside Orchestra warmly invites you to this year’s Autumn Concert, entitled ‘A Musical Menagerie‘.

It’s to be held on Sunday 12th November at Birse and Feughside Church, starting at 3:00pm.

The programme will include the following items – and more!

  • The ‘Du und Du’ Waltzes from Die Fledermaus by Strauss
  • A Scene from Swan Lake by Tchaikovsky
  • ‘Sheep may safely graze’ by Bach
  • The Organ concerto ‘The Cuckoo and the Nightingale’ by Handel
  • ‘Turkey in the Straw’ a traditional tune
  • Grasshoppers’ Dance by Bucalossi
  • The Overture to ‘The Thieving Magpie’ by Rossini

You can also look forward to our traditional feast of tea and home bakes after the concert!

Tickets cost £7 for adults, children under 12yrs are free. You can buy them directly from members of the orchestra or you can reserve them by email; just click on the ‘Contact’ tab on the main menu above.