Scotland The Brave is the smash hit celebration of the best of traditional Scottish music, song, and dance.
This spectacular production features over 100 singers, dancers, and musicians, performing popular works such as Amazing Grace, Highland Cathedral, The Gael, Ye Banks and Braes, Auld Lang Syne and many others.
Scotland The Brave, with its rousing anthems and dashing performances, has captivated audiences throughout Australia and New Zealand and in North America and is now a best-selling DVD for ABC Classics.
Sean O’Boyle – Conductor
Sean O’Boyle is a New York/Bethlehem based Australian composer/conductor, who spends his time between the USA and his native land of Australia. His compositions have been performed and or recorded by all the major Australian orchestras including the Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Tasmanian, West Australian and Queensland Symphony Orchestras and by European Orchestras including; Berlin Philharmonic, Orchestre Symphonique Divertimento. Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra and by North American orchestras including the Dallas, Lexington, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestras and the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra.
Gregory Moore – Tenor
Gregory Moore is a graduate of the QLD Conservatorium of Music and as a Cross-over Pop Opera artist is in high demand for his performance style and versatility. His performing credits include: an original member of The Ten Tenors, The Pirates of Penzance – Australian Tour (Frederic Understudy, Ensemble), an original member of the Pop Opera Trio ‘La Forza’ and Tenor Soloist for the World Touring International hit Scotland the Brave, with performances at the Sydney Opera House and the Lincoln Centre in New York City.
Mirusia – Soprano
(Melbourne & Brisbane)
Mirusia has gained worldwide fame as soprano soloist with Andre Rieu. She studied opera at the Queensland Conservatorium in Australia and at the age of 21, Mirusia was announced as the youngest winner ever of the prestigious Dame Joan Sutherland Opera Award. After this prestigious win she has gone on to win many more awards and break many records with Andre Rieu and as a solo artist.
Cheryl Barker – Soprano
(Adelaide, Perth & Sydney)
One of the finest sopranos to emerge from Australia in recent years, Cheryl Barker is particularly noted internationally for her performances of Madama Butterfly, singing this role for English National Opera, De Vlaamse Opera, Hamburg State Opera, Deutsche Oper, Berlin, Netherlands Opera and Houston Grand Opera.
She also performed the leading role of Mimi in Baz Luhrmann’s acclaimed production of La bohème.
Andrew Fuller – Pipe Major
Andrew Fuller is the Pipe Major and founding member of the City of Adelaide Pipe Band. He is a world champion, having been a member of the Victoria Police Pipe Band when it won the 1998 World Pipe Band Champions title in Glasgow. Andrew is also a 4-time Australian and 2-time New Zealand Pipe Band Champion. Andrew competes regularly at the top level, Grade 1, overseas. Andrew has been our pipe soloist for Scotland the Brave since 2006 and has toured internationally with the show.
Marcus Holden – Fiddler
Trained as classical violinist from the age of 8, Marcus has developed skills as a multi-instrumentalist, playing mandolin, guitar, banjo, cittern, tenor guitar, dobro, all the members of the bowed string instrument family and even the saw. He has appeared at major festivals around the world, major events such as World Expo and venues such as the Lincoln Centre in New York and the Sydney Opera House.
Marcus plays many styles of music including Jazz, Folk, Country, Blues, Classical as a soloist and as a member of many groups.
Scotland The Brave Melbourne performances
Arts Centre Melbourne
Friday 30th June 8:00 pm
Sunday 2nd July – 2:00 pm
The Pipes and Drums of Scotch College, Melbourne have become one of the icons of the school, beloved of whole Scotch Family. The band is one of the most readily recognisable symbols of Scotch College, both among present and former Scotch Collegians and parents, as well as in the wider Victorian community. Established in 1946, the band’s history over the last sixty years has been a colourful part of the school’s development, and of its contribution to maintaining awareness of the Scottish contribution to our culture.
The band has its share of competitive success over the years and is the current Victorian and Australian champions in the Juvenile and Grade 3 divisions. In 2014 the band travelled to Scotland to compete in the World Championships where they achieved third place, the highest ever placing for any Australian school band. This speaks well for the consistency of the high standards set by generations of Scotch College pipers and drummers.
Scotland The Brave Perth performances
Perth Concert Hall
Saturday 22nd July – 2:00 pm
Saturday 22nd July – 8:00 pm
Scottish Highland Dance Academy
Scotland The Brave Sydney performance
Sydney Opera House
Saturday 26th August – 1:30 pm
The Scots College Pipes and Drums are synonymous with the College’s heritage and have proudly worn the tartan of the Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) since they were given permission to do so back in 1931.
The Band started in 1900, when five boys joined the Cadets as Pipers. At present, there are over 250 boys learning to play or playing the bagpipes or drums. Since 1900, the Pipes and Drums boast a proud record of representing the College at national and international venues.
The award winning Pipes and Drums offers co-curricular tuition in challenging band skills and wonderful experiences. The Pipes and Drums have performed at a number of Regal and Vice Regal functions and have performed in front of capacity crowds at a number of international sporting fixtures here in Sydney.
Scotland The Brave Brisbane performances
Queensland Performing Arts Centre
Saturday 21st October – 2:00 pm
Saturday 21st October – 8:00 pm
OzScot Australia, was formed by Dance Director Cheryl Roach OAM with the first International Performance at the Edinburgh Military Tattoo in 2002.
Since that performance OzScot has travelled the World performing at 20 International Events.
The dance teams have varied from small groups to teams of 120 dancers.
OzScot is well known throughout the World for it innovative choreography which reflects a unique blending of traditional highland dancing with contemporary segments. The choreography is highly synchronised and is physically demanding.
OzScot Australia showcases highland dancers from all states and regions in Australia. It is the aim of OzScot to select each team to truly represent the entire country.
OzScot has performed with the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo 8 times since first performing as a team in 2002, thus continuing the strong bond that exists between Scotland and Australia.
OzScot has performed at International Events in Australia, Canada, Oman, Scotland, USA, Netherlands and Switzerland.