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.

‘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

Warm up January with a Ceilidh and a chat

boogie woogieAs part of our fundraising for 2015, the Choir is hosting a Ceilidh Supper Night.

on 31st January

in St Bride’s Church Hall, Fallside Road

at 7 pm

Please bring your family and friends to what will be a lovely informal night,

supported by the excellent strains of local players, Jim Carson and his band, a fish supper, raffle and prizes.

Tickets (£10, including supper) can be purchased from the Choir Ticket Manager by 24th January.

Uddingston Rotary Carol Concert 2014

Christmas musicIt’s that time of year when it is all to easy to lose ourselves in the whirlwind created by the countdown to Christmas and forget why the season exists. Our annual concert with the Uddingston Rotary Club is a lovely chance to pause and relish the moment, while supporting the valuable work for our community of St Andrew’s Hospice.

We look forward to you joining us for our much beloved pre-Christmas ‘pick me up’:

on Sunday 7th December at 2 pm 

at Uddingston Old Parish Church (G71 7HF)

Tickets available from Bothwell Post Office, or at Tesco on Saturday 22nd &
Sunday 23rd November between 11.00am – 2.00pm, or at the door

Adults £5; Children £3

Rotary International

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

St Bride’s Organ Concert

organ musicJoin us to celebrate and support the provision of a much anticipated new organ which will enhance the musical worship of the community at St Bride’s Bothwell.

The concert of sacred music will feature special performances from renowned local organist John Pitcathley.

7.30 p.m. Sunday 3rd November

at St Bride’s Church, Fallside Road, Bothwell G71 8BA

Tickets £3.00 available on the door

Read more about our programme here: St Bride’s Organ Concert

Scarecrow Festival Gala Concert 2013


The 2013 Scarecrow Festival Gala Concert was an evening to remember. The walls of a packed Bothwell Parish Church resonated to a glorious medley of music. Our spectacular rendition of Holy City, led by superb soprano soloist Aileen Marley was a particular hit and even if the skies had been darker earlier in the day, everyone appreciated the Blue Skies swing to their homeward step.

We also enjoyed the opportunity to hear delightful and inspiring performances from local stars – pianist Drew Crichton and Uddingston Grammar’s Young Musician of the Year, Alto Sax player, Catherine Hall. In addition, we were treated to the welcome return of the very versatile tenor Matthew Todd and to the first but hopefully not the last Gala Concert appearance, of the pure lilting quality of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s Mezzo Soprano, Robyn Stapleton.

We were very pleased to be able to contribute to the evening’s fundraising for Yorkhill Children’s Charity.

Roll on next year!

May 2013: Annual Spring Concert

7599572_sWhat promises to be another glorious Spring Concert will be held on the 31st May 2013, in St Brides Church, Fallside Road, Bothwell G71 8BA

The concert will celebrate the Golden Jubilee of Mother Angela, the Abbess at the Poor Clare Monastery in Bothwell and will a mixture of sacred and secular music, including some of the favourites of the Abbess.

The programme, with special guests Kirsty Findlay and the Townhill Primary School Choir can be viewed here.

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 are £7 (and available at the door).

24th March 2013: An Evening of Sacred Music

an angel watching over us

This concert on Sunday March 24th was held to support the Restoration Project for the historic Bothwell Parish Church. We were amazed at the generosity of those who supported us and allowed us to raise £2000 for the Restoration.

We were delighted to have the additional excellent support of members of choirs from Churches in and around Bothwell for this concert, two fabulous soloists, Aileen Marley and Suzanne Murphy and of course or fabulous accompanist, Geoffrey Tanti. View our programme. The Faure section was particularly special to us, being in memory to the late and much loved former accompanist Jimmy Greenshields was sponsored. We enjoyed a truly glorious occasion exploring a range of classical and modern sacred music and your reviews showed you did too!

 ‘The Bothwell Phil. At it’s very best. A wonderful programme of Sacred Classics in  Lanarkshire’s most beautiful setting’.

‘Once again the choir and soloists lifted my spirits with this inspired programme, thank you’.

‘One of the best Bothwell Phil concerts yet.’

Great concert! Wonderful music! Congratulations to all!

‘Stunning venue for a stunning concert.’

‘Where else would you hear world class soloists for a £7.00 ticket? Truly outstanding.’