Music in the community: music for the community – Craigholme concert


In keeping with our choir motto

‘music in the community, music for the community’

we are delighted to be participating in a concert

to celebrate

Craigholme School at the Heart of its Community

and the launch of the School’s ‘Heart Smart Campaign’ defibrillators,

on Wednesday 29th March at 7 pm

at Sherbrooke St Gilbert’s Church

Tickets £7

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.

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

First winner of Choir sponsored Trophy

Scarlett Morris Trophy WinnerThe choir is delighted to learn that Scarlett Morris, a P7 pupil at St Bride’s Primary School is the first winner of the Trophy for Musical Excellence that was created by the school through sponsorship provided by the choir.

Scarlett is working on her grade 3 piano and also plays the flute.

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.

January 2014 Concert

The promise of spring

  The Bothwell Philharmonic Choir & Guests

In concert


St. Andrew’s Scottish School from Buenos Aires

on Friday 24 January 2014

Bothwell Parish Church (G71 8EX) at 7pm

Entry at the door – £5.00, Children under 14 – £3.00

The choir is delighted to welcome back the highly accomplished musicians from this school, on tour from Buenos Aires. On Burn’s night, we hope you will help us give them a proper Scottish welcome. 

The concert is sure to bring the warmth and light that the students are more used to at this time of year, to chase away any damp winter spirits for all who attend. Don’t miss out on your winter ‘pick-me-up’!

Please note that the car-park for the adjacent Church hall will be in full use for other events. These include childrens’ organisations and there will be a risk to the children attending these if concert cars try to enter the already busy area. Please use the surrounding on-street parking.

Success for ‘our’ local lad!

Some of you may remember the rising Motherwell star Nicholas Macdonald who had one of his early performances with us at our 2011 CHristmas Concert.

It seems we can really spot them!

The 16 year old is now a national sensation after his appearance on X Factor. Watch here.

We are sure you would wish to join us in sending Nicholas our congratulations and best wishes for the future.