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.

April 2016 Members’ Update

As the days brighten so do our spirits with the promise of two wonderful spring concerts.

For your diary, please note the following:spring is here, sing your heart out!

  • April 10th
    • Rehearsals recommence 7pm
    • Committee meeting 6.15 pm
  • April 17th
    • Concert for Christian Aid: New Kilpatrick Parish Church, 28 Kirk Pl, Bearsden, Bearsden, East Dunbartonshire G61 3RT.
    • Pre-concert rehearsal in Bothwell Parish Church Hall at 5pm.
    • Bus to venue departs 5.45pm from bus stop outside Church Hall car park. £2.00 return -confirm on 10th please
    • Concert starts 7.15 pm
  • May 20th

For home rehearsal, please note the links  (including to separate parts of the Skye Boat Song) and our programmes for the concerts when available are on our current links page.

Craigholme Musician of the Year

The Choir is pleased to be associated again with the Craigholme School Musician of the Year competition for 2016.

This annual event is sure to be another splendid showcase of wonderful upcoming talent.

The event is taking place on Tuesday 8th March at 7pm in the Senior School Assembly Hall (68-72 St. Andrews Dr, Glasgow G41 4HS).

Tickets are £5 and are available at the door.

January 2016 Members’ Update




With the last of the decorations now in the loft and the delectable goodies being replaced by much more sensible fare, it is lovely to have the rest of our Choir 2016-16 session to look forward to:

Please note the following 2016 Dates for your diary.

  • 17th January: Please bring the following additional music –
    • Morte Christe
    • Come to the Fair
    • The Holy City
  • 24th January: NO REHEARSAL You are very welcome to attend the Concert being given by the children of St Andrew’s School Buenos Aires and Craigholme School in Sherbrooke St Gilbert’s Church at 7.00 pm (tickets £5.00).
  • 26th February: CHOIR DINNER. Please do put this in your diary and indicate your intention to come on the sign-in sheet at rehearsals. We would love to have your company at the dinner for members of the choir which will be held in a local restaurant – venue TBC once numbers are determined.
  • 6th March: please note that the rehearsal will start at 7.30 not 7pm and run ’till 9pm
  • 17th April: CONCERT in aid of Christian Aid, at 7 p.m. in New Kilpatrick Church Bearsden (Transport will be arranged).
  • HOLIDAYS: NO REHEARSALS on 14th February, 27th March, 3rd April

Keep up-to-date with any changes with our calendar page.

Rehearsal links can be found here