One of Scotland’s grandest country mansions will be the setting for a recital of songs and piano music by Erik Chisholm on Sunday, June 7. One of several events being held to commemorate the death of Chisholm 50 years ago, the concert is being presented on June 7 by the Pollok House Arts Society in Pollok House. This magnificent example of Georgian architecture, built in 1752 and designed by William Adam – was given to the City of Glasgow in 1966 by The Honourable Anne Maxwell-Jardine, whose family had owned the Pollok Estate for almost 700 years.
Two excellent young singers, soprano Emily Mitchell and baritone Douglas Nairne, will sing a programme of songs by Chisholm while the pianist Edward Cohen will play a selection of piano works. John Purser will introduce the programme and the concert is followed by dinner for those who wish it. The house is managed by the National Trust for Scotland and is open to the public. Its large private collection of Spanish paintings, including works by El Greco, Goya and Murillo, attracts visitors from all over the world who also come to visit the famous Burrell Collection nearby. Both are in Pollok Country Park on the South Side of Glasgow.
June 7, 5pm Pollok House Arts Society
Pollock House, 2060 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow G43 1AT (in Pollok Estate, home of the Burrell Collection)
To book tickets ( £12) tel.: 0141 942 0023; email email@example.com
Optional dinner (£17) must be booked with secretary at least 48hrs in advance