Actor Iain Glen, who portrays the character of Jorah Mormont within the popular fantasy series will join in at the concert

Television presenter and actor Tony Robinson connected with Prof. Paul Mealor, composer, to work towards creating the Christmas concert to be held at Aberdeen University’s Celebration of Carols, the fourth annual event of its kind.

UA will play host to two different concerts: one will take place at a Parish Church within London and another at a Cathedral within Aberdeen.

Glen formerly studied at the UA and will have a performance in both of the concerts, continuing his relationship that he has had with AU as of the 1970’s.

Glen will play Herod from the Christmas Story “Three Ships”, written by Robinson and Mealor which is a fresh interpretation of the nativity play.

Glen stated that the Drama Society at AU was his very first introduction to the world of acting and that at the point that he left his studies he had developed enough confidence and belief in himself to try his hand at becoming a professional actor.

AU organizers and staff anticipate Glen’s performance

Although Glen did not formally complete his studies, he was given the title of honorary graduate by the university. Glen added that he was honored and pleased to take part in the event and to enjoy being involved with the AU again.

The Head of the Alumni Relations department, Katrina Allan, stated that she was highly anticipating the festive holiday event and that she, as well as AU staff who contributed towards organizing the event, were delighted that Glen had agreed to accept the invitation to participate.

Allan added that Glen’s involvement would allow for an “exciting” dimension to what is expected to be a highly enjoyable and entertaining evening.


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