Alistair Macdonald

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Alistair Macdonald - Aberdeen Choral Society Conductor

For over fifty years, Alistair Macdonald has led an active career in music education, performance and pedagogy in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire. For over twenty years, he was principal teacher of music at Peterhead Academy where he developed the music department orchestra, choir and countless other groups giving musical experiences that otherwise would not have been available.
He directed the North Aberdeenshire Youth Orchestra and latterly the Aberdeenshire Youth Orchestra and oversaw the instrumental teaching service for the whole of Aberdeenshire providing tuition to many hundreds of children in the north east of Scotland.

He was Musical Director of Peterhead Choral Society for over forty years and, for thirty years, has been Musical Director of Aberdeen Choral Society performing Handel’s Messiah annually in the City’s Music Hall. He has also been a chorister, occasional Assistant Musical Director and teacher of choral singing at the City’s St Andrew’s Episcopal Cathedral for over sixty years.

Aberdeen Choral Society will perform Haydn’s Creation on 17 March 2020 at 7.30pm in Mannofield Church.


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