Cam­bus Singers in fine voice for new sea­son

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Kenny Smith

A Cam­bus­lang choir who have raised tens of thou­sands of pounds for char­ity is get­ting ready for the new ses­sion.

The Cam­bus Singers, who cel­e­brated their 25th birth­day last Septem­ber - has been a tremen­dous lo­cal suc­cess story over the decades.

The whole pur­pose of the choir is to give ladies the chance to en­joy­ing singing to­gether, whilst rais­ing money for char­ity at their con­certs, and so far they have raised over £55,000.

Choir mis­tress Mar­garet Pringle, for­merly a teacher at West Coats Pri­mary School, ex­plained: “We have been go­ing strong for over 25 years now.

“I had a ju­nior choir with West Coats and when it was dis­banded some of the girls and ladies from the old St Paul’s Church, which was join­ing with Trin­ity at the time, de­cided we could get to­gether and form a ladies’ choir.

“It’s all just gone on from there. With many book­ings al­ready in our diary it looks as if it’s go­ing to be a very busy ses­sion.”

She added: “We do two con­certs of our own, one at Christ­mas and an­other in the spring, and we give the money we raise from th­ese to char­ity.

“The money we raise at Christ­mas always goes to the very worth­while CHAS ( the Chil­dren’s Hos­pice As­so­ci­a­tion Scot­land) .”

The Cam­bus Singers re­new their re­hearsals on Tues­day, Septem­ber 2, at 7pm in West Coats Pri­mary School, Cam­bus­lang.

And the ladies are cur­rently on the look­out for new singers who may wish to join them.

Mrs Pringle con­tin­ued: “We are look­ing for new mem­bers so if you en­joy singing, why not come along to our first re­hearsal and see if you would like to join us? You will be made very wel­come.

“The abil­ity to read mu­sic is help­ful but not a ne­ces­sity.”

Any­one who would like fur­ther de­tails of the choir should phone Mar­garet on 0141 641 1835.

On song The Cam­bus Singers, pic­tured with choir mis­tress Mar­garet Pringle (left), at a pre­vi­ous re­hearsal

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