A conductor responsible for highlighting Ayrshire's music scene over the last few decades will celebrate his 90th birthday with a performance in Prestwick.

Seventy-five years after his first musical involvement in Ayrshire, conductor Raymond Bramwell will perfrom brand new work written by internationally renowned composer Sir James Macmillan.

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Raymond formed his first choir at the age of 15 in 1948 while still a pupil at Ayr Academy, and is one of the founders of Ayr Arts Guild as well as The Arran Choir, Ayr Intimate Opera, Opera West, Ayrshire Voices and Ayrshire Youth Opera. 

His special performance in Prestwick will take place in September, but before that the renowned conductor will play a one-off concert at Ayr's Castlehill Church on Sunday April 23, 7.30pm.

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Titled "Home and Glory", the Ayr concert will feature Vivaldi's Gloria, Handel's Zadok the Priest, and John Rutter's The Wind in the Willows.

The £12 tiickets will be available on the door or can be purchased by emailing song@ayrshirevoices.co.uk or gercasty.mac@mac.com