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Music for Linda

Music for Linda

30 October 2015

A group of musicians and singers from Fife staged the perfect tribute to their friend Linda Miller, who died in April last year, by performing a special programme of music that she loved.

Linda, of Glenrothes, died aged 63 from pancreatic cancer.  Before retiring in 2011, she had been a music teacher at Glenwood High School for 20 years and was also a soprano who sang professionally with Ensemble, Fife Opera and Leven Amateur Musical Association. 

Her friends and musician colleagues formed a committee to organise the concert in her memory. The event was held on 26th September at Balwearie High School in Kirkcaldy, to celebrate Linda’s life and raised over £4,000 for Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund. 

Committee chair, Irene Campbell, said: “Linda was so loved by everyone who knew her, we had no trouble selling the tickets for the concert – they were completely sold out.  The concert was particularly poignant as we asked each soloist to choose what they would like to perform, and many chose pieces that Linda herself had sung or that she had particularly loved, including classical, jazz, musical theatre and pop music.” 

Long-time friend Agnes Thomson, who also performed an oboe solo at the concert, said: “Linda was full of fun and laughter and we all miss her enormously. I first met her when I taught her daughter Judith to play the flute. I also played in many orchestras accompanying Linda when she was singing in productions, she had such a beautiful voice.  It was an honour to play in her memory and it was a very  emotional evening for everyone.”

Linda’s husband Jimmy, son Neil and daughter Judith were among the audience. Jimmy said “The family were delighted with the concert. It was an evening of lovely music with lovely friends.”

Choir singing music for Linda

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