Nevis Ensemble

Nevis Ensemble is a Registered Scottish Charity aiming to make ‘music for everyone, everywhere’.   The orchestra enables Scots from all walks of life to experience fun, interactive and high-quality performances in community venues and public spaces, taking music to people who otherwise would not be able to access live performances.  

Nevis Ensemble

Since first performing in July 2018, the orchestra has given almost 200 performances to around 28,500 people across Scotland with venues ranging from schools, supermarkets and museums in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen, to a farm in the Scottish Borders and the summit of Ben Nevis in the Highlands – and everywhere in between.  One fantastic achievement undertaken was the biggest ever tour by an orchestra of the Outer Hebrides – all the way out to the remote archipelago of St Kilda.

The Weir Charitable Trust was delighted to contribute towards projects where Nevis Ensemble musicians worked with vulnerable communities including older people living with dementia; refugees and asylum seekers; women seeking refuge from domestic violence; carers and adults in in-patient psychiatric care.   All projects were successfully delivered to 450 vulnerable people throughout the COVID-19 health pandemic in 2020.   These vulnerable groups continue to be affected more by the health and economic impacts of the pandemic.   Having access to the music projects had a positive impact on people’s sense of wellbeing. 

Nevis Ensemble’s Chief Executive, Jamie Munn said

“We were thrilled and extremely grateful to have the generous support of The Weir Charitable Trust for our project activity, bringing music-making opportunities to participants, and professional development for our musicians. Such support is vital in ensuring that the social and wellbeing benefits of cultural activity reach all in our communities, particularly the most vulnerable.”

To learn more about the work of Nevis Ensemble visit their website at https://nevisensemble.org