Ayr 800 concert 3/4 June

From: Fame Publicity Services
Published: Fri Jun 03 2005

The next event in Ayr 800, the year-long celebration of the 800th anniversary of the historic town of Ayr being granted Royal Burgh status, will be a concert performed jointly by Ayr Amateur Opera Company and the Ayrshire Philharmonic Opera Society.

Ayr's two operatic companies, the Ayr Amateur Opera Company and the Ayrshire Philharmonic Opera Society, are joining forces once again.

Their previous collaboration was to celebrate the centenary of the Gaiety Theatre in 2002 and was very well received.

This time they will be performing Ayr 800 Songbook, a concert celebrating the town's birthday and the world of music on stage. Included will be music ranging from Andrew Lloyd Webber, Rogers and Hammerstein to Abba!

The concert will take place at the Gaiety Theatre on Friday the 3rd June at 7.30pm, with a 2.30pm matinee and 7.30 evening performance on Saturday 4th. Tickets are available from the Gaiety box office from Saturday 21st May and are £10 with concessions £8.

About Ayr 800

In 2005 the historic town of Ayr in Scotland marks the 800th anniversary of King William the Lion of Scotland signing a Charter in 1205 proclaiming Ayr to be a Royal Burgh.

Ayr Guildry, an association of local business people which itself dates back to 1325, is currently organising Ayr 800, a 12 month long calendar of events to celebrate the anniversary throughout the year.

Brian Martin of Ayr Guildry said: "It seems fitting and appropriate to celebrate 800 years of Ayr’s history in as many different ways as possible.

"Since the inception of this project, I have been amazed to discover the number and diversity of clubs, associations and groups that flourish in our town. Ayr 800 provides them all with a magnificent opportunity to play a prominent part in our year of celebrations.

"For people and businesses in the hospitality and tourism industry, Ayr 800 offers the chance to attract visitors who might otherwise not have come to our town in 2005.

"And Ayr 800 provides an additional platform for local businesses to promote their products, skills and services to the world."

Brian Martin concluded: "Regular updates to the calendar of events will be posted on the Ayr 800 website at http://www.ayr800.co.uk

"All businesses, clubs, societies and individuals who would still like to take part in this great celebration of our town’s history will be most welcome, and should get in touch with us as soon as possible."


Brian Martin, Ayr Guildry. Telephone: +44 (0)1292 442103.
John Hay, Clerk to Ayr Guildry. Telephone: +44 (0)1292 264091.


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