“The Declaration” – Celtic Connections 2020 – Info and Tickets available on October 3rd 2019 from https://www.celticconnections.com
The Grit Orchestra will present a new large scale Symphonic work for 2020 featuring brand new commissions by 8 of Scotland’s leading composers. Supported by the Scottish Government’s Festival Expo fund, “The Declaration” will feature new compositions inspired by the 700th Anniversary of the Declaration of Arbroath of 1320. Scotland has one of the richest and most varied musical heritages in the world – one that transcends categorisations of musical genres – and right at the heart of this living heritage is the extraordinary Grit Orchestra.
“It is in truth not for glory, nor riches, nor honours that we are fighting, but for freedom – for that alone, which no honest man gives up but with life itself.”
Extract from the Declaration of Arbroath