Team Scotland Gold medallist, Sarah Clark led the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) and members of the RSNO Chorus in a rendition of The Corries’ Flower of Scotland at Glasgow Airport earlier today.
Sarah, who won Gold in Judo in the under -63kg division, was invited by the Orchestra to conduct the anthem which has accompanied the awarding of fourteen Scottish Gold medals so far at Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.
Team Scotland commissioned the RSNO to provide recorded instrumental versions of the nation’s unofficial anthem Flower of Scotland, to be played at the Glasgow 2014 medals ceremonies in the event of Scottish success.
Sarah Clark said: “I had a fantastic morning today, conducting the Royal Scottish National orchestra when they played the national anthem at the airport. I was very nervous once the Orchestra began playing but it was really fun and an experience I will remember for a long time. The sound was absolutely amazing.”
RSNO Assistant Conductor Jean-Claude Picard said: “It was a memorable experience returning to Glasgow Airport to provide appropriate musical accompaniment to the many visitors who will have joined us for the Commonwealth Games, and a privilege to be able to say thank you in our own special way. And to have Sarah join us for the morning was a wonderful surprise.”
Two performances to celebrate the conclusion of the XX Commonwealth Games were held at Glasgow Airport on Friday 1 August. Performed by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) and members of the RSNO Chorus, one of Scotland’s busiest transport terminals will host over 100 musicians, featuring music with a sporting theme.
Team Scotland currently sits at 4th in the medal table with 14 Gold, 13 Silver and 17 Bronze.
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