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Haddo Arts 


Haddo User Group





There are activities based around the premises in both the Peatyards and the hall.  Following the demise of the former Haddo Arts trust in 2003 the theatrical facilities 


Contact Details


Haddo House Choral and Operatic Society

Write to:

Logie Shannoch


Insch AB52 6LJ




Haddo Junior Choirs 

01358 722977 (Alice Dennis)


Haddo Youth Music Theatre click for link

07734 411726 (Iain Jolly)

www.haddochoral.org.uk/hymt  Also, new members are always welcome (without audition) and all enquiries to join or rejoin should go to Matt Dennison 07787183009.



Volunteers to help in arts events around Haddo House are always welcome.  Should we get updated information on Arts contacts locally, we will post them here. Please try the numbers above in first instance


Where to find us? 


Click here for a map




Aberdeenshire Arts - What's on pages for the larger area


Artwork - The excellent Scottish Arts newsletter




Carol Concert


Our first Carol Concert in St Machar's Cathedral, Aberdeen in 2006 was so well received that we were asked to perform there again in 2007. Once again, the concert proved so popular that we have decided to make a performance in st Machar's a regular part of our programme. This not only allows many more people to enjoy the HHCOS Carol Concerts, but it enable us to perform different types of Christmas music. The wonderful acoustic of St Machar's Cathedral is perfect for larger choirs and beautiful solo singing. The much-loved Carol Concerts in the Chapel were, as ever, quickly sold out. Altogether, we were involved in seven carol performances, including some private functions and corporate events. The Society is happy to consider requests for further performances so if your company is looking for special entertainment at a Christmas event, please let our Secretary know. Look out for another enchanting programme of Carols this year.

Bach at Haddo

After two years performing at the Music Hall in Aberdeen, HHCOS, by popular demand, return to the Hall at Haddo House to perform J S Bach's Magnificat in D major [BWV 243) and his Cantata no. 21 [BWV 21). The Aberdeen Sinfonietta , the student soloists and the HHCOS chorus will be directed by Ben Parry, making a welcome return to us [and to Scotland) after a few years break in London.

Opera 2009

Discussions are underway as to the feasibility of doing a major production of Tchaikovsky's beautiful and melodic opera Eugene Onegin in April 2009. This will feature fully professional soloists and even some dancers from Scottish Ballet!

Social Event.

 We hope to arrange a social event for our Friends during the summer.

If you should have any suggestions about what form this might toke, we would be

very pleased to hear from you. Please either send an e-mail to

secretary@hoddochoral.org.uk or contact Janet Hoper on 01464 820718.


Developments at Haddo.

 Haddo is such a wonderful place, and the National Trust

for Scotland and Aberdeenshire Council, who manage the House and the Country

Park respectively, are working hard to maintain and develop the facilities for their

customers - including HHCOS. Like us, they need the help of people who have a

particular interest in Haddo to help support their work. To this end, they intend to set

up a Friends group which will be known as 'Friends of Haddo House and Country

Park'. We are delighted that this step is being taken as we believe that Haddo

should be enjoyed for everything it has to offer by as many people as possible.

However, we just wanted to you know that there is now another Friendsgroup that

might be referred to as 'Friendsof Haddo' as our Friends organization often is, and to

emphasize that they are two different groups: 'Friends of HH&CP' and 'Friends of