Musical Chairs


Where words fail, art and music speak

Funded by a gift from Annie, Viscountess Cowdray, who wanted to encourage ‘a taste for art and music in the City of Aberdeen’, the Cowdray Hall was opened in 1925 by King George V and Queen Mary. Over the years renowned local, national and international musicians have performed there. 


“John Forbes White [one of Aberdeen Art Gallery’s original Founders] was my maternal great-great-great grandfather. I understand that he was studying medicine in Edinburgh when his father died, and he returned to Aberdeen to take over the family flour milling business. It was by chance that I came to live in Aberdeen three years ago and I have been really interested to find out more about my ancestors here. I was delighted to discover the family connection to Aberdeen Art Gallery. I’m supporting the fundraising appeal by buying a Cowdray Hall Musical Chair in honour of John Forbes White.” Vicky Stables, donor


Donate £150 to support Aberdeen Art Gallery and Cowdray Hall and have your name, or the name of a loved one, inscribed on one of our Musical Chairs. The perfect gift for a music lover.


When you click on the DONATE ONLINE button above you will be redirected and asked to create an account. The information we collect will be used to process your donation. The email address you provide will be used to confirm your donation and contact you if we have any queries in relation to your donation. Your information will be used to send you a printed certificate if donating to one of our fundraising campaigns.

Any queries please contact our Fundraising Team on 01224 523719 or via the Contact Us button.

Please note certificates and plaques will be created quarterly.