Jillian is a featured soloist on the new album by Professor Paul Mealor and the University of Aberdeen Chamber Choir — Immortal Memory.
The album contains choral performances of some of the greatest writings of Scotland’s national bard, Robert Burns, and all proceeds from its sales will go towards the Ballater Flood Appeal established by Duke and Duchess of Rothesay to support the victims of Storm Frank.
The album is a celebration of the Burns Night Supper, with all the traditional elements from The Selkirk Grace to Auld Lang Syne, from the Immortal Memory to the hearty, noisy music-making described in the rollicking tavern scene in Tam o’ Shanter: ‘The night drave on wi’ sangs and clatter, And ay the ale was growing better …’
Jillian recorded a version of Ca the yowes (arranged by Rory Boyle) for the album, as well as the soprano solo on My heart’s in the Highlands (arranged by Edward-Rhys Harry) and two readings of Robert Burns’ poetry, To a mouse and The night was still.
The album is released on the University of Aberdeen’s own record label, Vox Regis, and is available from:
100% of funds raised from this recording will go directly to the Ballater Flood Appeal