Albacappella bring harmony to Deeside village fun day...


A CULTER-based women’s choir used their talents to help out another Deeside village recently, performing at the Durris Fun Day event.

The Albacappella barbershop-style harmony singers, who normally rehearse in Peterculter’s Heritage Hall on Wednesday evenings, went along to the Fun Day on September 20 to help raise funds for the Durris Village Hall and community,.

Albacappella member Sarah Hopkins told the Piper: “Hundreds turned out for the event and we were delighted to help.”

The whole Durris community were involved including the Primary School Parents and local churches, and those who took part had fun enjoying carpet bowling, a children’s Enchanted Forest Walk, Scottish accordion music, musical performances from some of the younger folk in the community, plus a barbecue and plenty of refreshments supplied by the local WRI.

Albacappella sang at the Durris event as part of the ‘One Day One Choir’ global choral initiative.

It started this year to try to mobilise the inspiring and harmonious power of singing together to unite people around the world in singing for peace - Saturday was Peace Day.

Anyone interested in contributing to the initiative can find out more by visiting

The Albacappella singers are currently running a Love 2 Sing course in Culter’s Heritage Hall for any female singers who fancy doing a bit of harmony singing.

If interested, contact Sarah at, visit, or go along to the Heritage Hall rehearsals between 7.30pm - 10pm any Wednesday.

Something very different will be on offer to music lovers in the Cults-Culter area next week, when the Aberdeen, Bieldside, Westhill & Stonehaven Rock Choir will perform in Culter Kirk.

The Rock Choir concert takes place next Friday, October 3, starting at 7.30pm.

Cults, Milltimber & Bieldside Community Council’s next meeting takes place this evening (Thursday) in Cults Community rooms at Cults Academy (swimming pool entrance), starting at 7pm.

A number of issues which may be of interest to local residents will be under discussio.

These will include planning applications, local transport strategy and the issue of the spread of Himalayan Balsam along the banks of the River Dee.

All community council meetings are always open to the public.