Full house for Bette Graham memorial concert


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St John’s Cathedral was packed on Sunday for the inaugural concert in memory of Elisabeth ‘Bette’ Graham.

Oban Music Society is hoping to make the concert an annual event as a way of commemorating the Taynuilt woman.

By leaving behind a’very generous’ bequest, Bette helped the society to purchase a Steinway A piano, which is housed in St John’s Cathedral.

Sunday’s concert consisted of a full orchestra –  the Meadows Orchestra from Edinburgh –  who performed Elgar Serenade for Strings, and Mozart’s 24th piano concerto and 40th symphony.

They were accompanied by Peter Evans, conductor and soloist, who accompanied on the Steinway piano.

The music got under way at 4pm, and after Mozart, Elgar, and Dvorak, the audience were entertained by solo violinist Uli Evans.