The Aberdeen and North East Scotland Music Festival Week is in full swing for the 94th time.
Apart from the war years, it has taken place annually and does much to keep the music, dance and poetry traditions of the area alive.
Festival spokeswoman Mary Rasmussen said: “It is wonderful that folks from all over the North-east still enjoy making music and competing for the trophies on offer.
“We have professional adjudicators including Stephen Roberts, musical director of the UK Sing Live project, who will judge choral work from 6-year-olds to the 18+ open classes.”
“All styles of music are catered for from children’s songs and Scots songs to Lieder by R. Strauss and Brahms taking in Light Music from musicals.”