The north-east community will be centre stage for the reopening of the Music Hall.
Jane Spiers, chief executive of Aberdeen Performing Arts, said tomorrow’s Stepping In programme reflects the special place the arts venue has in the hearts of people across the region.
“It’s going to be a huge community celebration of all the talent and creativity we have in Aberdeen and the north-east,” she said.
“The Music Hall belongs to the people of Aberdeen and it’s about giving it back to them.
“We are thinking about that in terms of this being a gift for Christmas.”
The day will see various groups of all ages and from all walks of life, who have been taking part in APA’s Stepping Out project, come together to celebrate and entertain with music, performances and fun throughout the day.
They will be joined by Travis frontman Fran Healy leading the Music Hall community choir in a special performance of Sing.
The programme for the day at the Music Hall is:
9.30am: (doors open) Nevis Ensemble. Pop-up performances
9.45-10.15am: Music Hall Community Choir and Fran Healy
9.30am-noon: Queen Victoria
10.15am-12.15pm: Victorian photographer
10.15-12.15pm: Caricature artist
10.15-10.45am: Eat the Music Hall! Have a slice of the world’s biggest Music Hall cake
10.30am-12.30pm: Face painting
10.45-11.15am: Music Hall Babies
11.00-11.30am: All or Nothing Aerial Dance
11.30am-noon: Drake Music and Orchard Brae School
11.45am-noon: New work by associate artist Mary Ann Kennedy
Noon-12.30pm: Spinning Songs, an intergenerational project bringing together Gilcomstoun School and Rosewell House and Fergus House Care Homes
Noon-12.30pm: The Music Hall Transformation. Find out what’s been happening through videos and photographs
Noon-2pm: Coda Sessions – Young musicians from Aberdeen Performing Arts’ Project Band and Aberdeen City Music School
12.15-2.45pm: All Or Nothing Aerial Dance
1-1.30pm: Community Choir
1-1.30pm: Aberdeen Performing Arts Youth Theatre
1.30-2pm: Mini Maestros
2-2.30pm: The Music Hall Transformation – Find out what’s been happening on-site at the Music Hall over the last two years through videos and photographs.
2pm-2.45pm: Big Noise Torry Christmas Concert
2pm-3.30pm: Caricature artist
2pm-3.30pm: Glitter face painting
2pm-2.30pm: Mega Maestros
2.45pm-2.15 pm: Soundcollective – Compositions by youngsters from Torry, Northfield and Woodside
3pm-3.30pm: City Moves
3.30pm-4pm: The Big Sing Finale