October 2016 Members’ Update

As the days shorten, so does the time we have to wait until what promises to be another wonderful Christmas concert on Thursday 22nd December!

The Member priority booking forms for the concert will be issued on Sunday 2nd October and can be returned, accompanied by the correct payment, on Sunday 9th and 23rd October. (Any members not attending on the 2nd who wish a form before the 9th can email the choir mailbox to receive one.) Tickets will be allocated by our ticket manager on a first come, first served basis. After the 23rd October, any additional bookings can be made through the RCS box office on an individual basis.

Dates for your diary:

16th October: No rehearsal

23rd October: Last date for members’ priority booking forms for Christmas Concert

30th October: ‘Come and bring a friend to sing’ event and social – note earlier start at 6.30

12th November: Fundraising afternoon tea. 2-4 pm


Session 2016-17 is starting!

Celebrate the new season!The long wait is over!

No we know there aren’t many of you returning to school…though perhaps you can now wave younger family (who have being eating you out of house and home over the summer) a fond farewell and return to some normality.

It is only 6 more sleeps until we can catch up with choir friends and swap summer flirtations with French, Spanish and Italian for a crash course in our choir language (‘laud not lord’ and lots of other rules that are mostly about no sounding of consonants in the middle of words, but lots of sounding of consonants at the beginning and end of words.)

Hoping to see you all re-tuned and raring to go on Sunday 28th August at 7.00 pm with the following in your folders:

  • Holy City
  • Mansions of the Lord
  • Wonderful world
  • Will Ye no Come Back Again.

Committee members, please note, we hope to see you at 6.15 pm.


2016 Scarecrow Festival Concert

scarecrowThe Choir is delighted to be participating in the Bothwell Scarecrow Festival Gala Concert

together with solo performers:

  • Drew Crichton (Pianist)
  • Jonathan Kennedy (Baritone)
  • Katie Tanner (Saxophone Quartet)
  • Beth Taylor (Mezzo Soprano)

The concert, which is to be held as part of the Bothwell Scarecrow Festival 2016, will be on Sunday 11th September at 7.30 pm.

Tickets are £12 and are on sale from the Chapterhouse Cafe, Bothwell Main Street.

Members needed please

Members will be sorry to hear that Mrs Mary Hood, the mother of our librarian and member of the alto section, Sara Crichton and mother in law to Tenor, John, has died suddenly.

Mary was a loyal and staunch supporter of the choir at our concerts and events and many of you will have grown to know her over the years.

Sara and John have asked if the choir would sing ‘Look at the World’ at Mary’s funeral on Thursday 5 May at 2.30pm in Bothwell Parish Church.

Would members please contact Mark as soon as possible, regarding whether you can attend. Your support would be hugely appreciated by the family.

2016 May Members’ Update

spring musicThe countdown to the final glorious concert of the season has begun! Don’t miss out – tickets for the Spring Concert are now on sale, £8.00

All Rehearsals: would all members who are not taking part in the concert please note, that while they are still very welcome to attend rehearsals, they will be asked to sit to the side at times, so the sound of the remaining members can be heard as a group.

The rehearsal links and members’ programme for the Spring Concert, can be found on our current links page and our new members’ programmes page.

May 1st: Ladies ONLY rehearsal

May 8th: Rehearsal – Men ONLY from 7pm-8pm -ALL members from 8pm-9pm

May 15th: Committee meeting at 6.15 pm; Final full rehearsal 7-9pm

May 20th: Pre-concert rehearsal 6-7 pm:  Spring Concert 7.30 pm (doors open 7pm)

May 22nd: AGM – 7pm please see the earlier post on this

SAVE THE DATE: Our 2016 Christmas Concert will be on Thursday 22nd December

Choir Annual General Meeting 2016

The Choir AGM will be held on Sunday 22nd May at 7 pm.

All Office Bearer and Committee Member roles are open for election. While several
serving Members are prepared to stand for re-election, all would wish to
encourage Choir Members to consider contributing to Choir in this way.
Therefore, all positions are open for election.

Should you wish to stand or to nominate a Choir Member for election to the Choir
Committee or to any of the Office Bearer roles, please advise by email to the
choir mailbox or to Hazel Scott, by Sunday 8th May.

Nominations require the permission of the nominee, a proposer and a seconder.