‘Keep the home fires burning’: our community & WW1

2045848_sJoin us as we contribute to a reflection on the lives of the fallen of WW1 and those touched by the war effort. The varied programme blends music and words relevant to the local Cameronian Regiment. Schools, theatre groups, choirs and ensembles will join to make the evening a memorable occasion for all, supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Dates: 26th & 27th March

Venue: Rutherglen Town Hall

At: 7.30 pm

Tickets: £10

Read more here and book online

Meet X-Factor Star Nicholas McDonald

A special audience is available at our Christmas Concert 2014, with our guest,  X-Factor star Nicholas McDonald.


if any tickets are returned, news will be posted on this page -please check later 


This opportunity to meet and greet Nicholas will be held between 6 and 7 pm before the Christmas Concert itself. It is a ticket only event. A limited number of tickets are being sold.

Tickets at £10 each, can be requested by using the online form below, before end Friday 19th December, subject to availability.

Each ticket holder will have a few minutes with Nicholas and the opportunity to take a photograph if they wish. Tickets are divided into two time periods: 6.00-6.30 and 6.30 -7.00, with admission possible between 6.00-6.20 and 6.30-6.50 respectively. Ticket holders holding 6.00-6.30 tickets must leave by 6.30. The event will close promptly at 7.00 and only those attendees already holding concert tickets can remain in the building.

Please note that the choir ticket manager will contact you on receipt of your form submission. Tickets will be emailed. Payment for tickets (£10 each) in cash will be taken on the door. Admission without both a ticket valid for the admission time and payment will be refused. Children under 16 must be supervised by an accompanying adult. Only the ticket holder (and where necessary a single accompanying adult) will be admitted. Please download and read the terms and conditions of sale and use of tickets ahead of submitting the form below.


Be part of the wonder of Christmas

The Wonder of ChristmasThe sense that ‘Christmas has now really started‘ happens for many of our audience, when they attend our annual Christmas Concert.

This year’s concert is sure to be a truly wonderful experience.

Our spectacular line-up of guests includes:

  • X-Factor star Nicholas McDonald
  • Rising star, Suzanne Murphy (soprano)
  • Grace Notes Vocal Ensemble
  • Gorgie Salvation Army Band

with renowned accompanists:

  • John Pitcathley (organ)
  • Geoffrey Tanti (piano)

Don’t miss out -tickets are selling fast!. Do act now so you can be part of The Wonder of Christmas on

  • Tuesday 23rd December 2014 at 7.30 pm
  • in the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, 100 Renfrew St, Glasgow G2 3DB

Tickets available online from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Box Office.

Please also see our separate news about the opportunity to meet and greet our guest Nicholas McDonald before the concert.

30th October 2014: your invitation to ‘A Night at the Opera’

Night at the OperaJoin us for an indulgent array of well loved musical treats from stage and screen

in aid of

Pancreatic Cancer Scotland

Aileen Marley – Soprano
Suzanne Murphy – Soprano
Mark Donnelly – Baritone
Geoffrey Tanti – Pianist

with the Bothwell Philharmonic Choir

30th October, 7.30 pm

Bothwell Parish Church, Main Street Bothwell

Tickets £7, available from members and on the door


Scarecrow Fesitval Gala Concert 2014



We are delighted to be contributing to this annual feast of musical treats.

The Bothwell Scarecrow Festival Gala Concert is to be hosted by our own Mark Donnelly and will feature solo performances from young musicians who are already acknowledged as rising stars in their field.

Don’t miss out on the wonderfully uplifting celebration of community that this concert provides. Tickets are selling fast!

Sunday 14th September

Bothwell Parish Church 7.30 pm

Tickets £12 available from Bothwell Post Office

Spring Concert 2014

Spring Concert 2014Don’t miss out!

Make sure you mark Friday 30th May 2014 in your diary now!

What promises to be another spectacular Spring Concert will be held in St Brides Church, Fallside Road, Bothwell G71 8BA

As we are approaching the anniversary of World War 1, the concert will celebrate the world we are free to live in and will include some music from that time.

In addition we are looking forward to starring performances from:

  • Luke Scott, baritone, who is his final Scottish performance before leaving to take up his place at The Royal Northern Conservatoire of Music where he will study for an Masters in Opera and performance.
  • Alice Guse, a National MOD Gold Medalist on the Clarsach and pupil at Craigholme School in Glasgow.

Doors will open at 7 pm and the concert will commence at 7.30 pm. (We respectfully request that only performers should enter the Church before 7 pm). There will be a short interval during the concert. Tickets will be available at the door. 


Thanks from St Andrew’s School

It was a real pleasure to meet and hear our Argentinian visitors on Friday. The passion of the jazz and the skill of the ‘a cappella’ singing were particularly appreciated.
Mark and the committee are very grateful to all the choir members who helped to make the night such a success through their attendance at the concert and their warm and gracious hospitality. Our visitors were very impressed by the food provided and the assistance in preparation for the concert. Their Director of Music has asked that we pass on his thanks and gratitude for ‘the warm hand of friendship’ extended to them on the first leg of their European tour.
It was also lovely to have the event in conjunction with Craigholme School. It was a pleasure to be able to welcome Mrs Stobo, the School’s Headmistress and a real delight to hear again from three of the school’s superb musical students. We hope to continue forging International links and developing very positive musical experiences such as this.