£13k windfall for chorus
Cambuslang and Rutherglen Rock & Pop Chorus are set to hit the high notes even more - after landing a cash boost.
The group, who will perform at Rutherglen Town Hall this Sunday night (June 21), have been given £13,000 from the People’s Health Lottery.
The cash will help the chorus continue to grow over the next two years.
Kim Jackson, the group’s secretary, said:“The funding will really help us a lot - we probably wouldn’t have been able to do another Town Hall show without it.
“We can now start planning for the future now, because it will provide funding over a two-year period.”
The group currently consist of 50 members and there’s been enough demand to join that they’ve created a waiting list.
They’ll be in full voice this weekend at the Town Hall, where they’ll play through a variety of songs from the present day right through to modern mega stars like Olly Murs and Sam Smith.
Kim added:“We’ve got songs going back to the‘60s and the likes of Martha Reeves & the Vandellas with Dancing In The Street, and then right up to people like Jess Glynne just now.
“There’s everything from Olly Murs to songs like Somethin Stupid and Be My Baby.
“We’re at the stage now where it’s all a bit nervous, but it’ll be fine.
“For me, music is a therapy, and that’s what the chorus can provide - when you perform it’s a way for people to get out, to have fun and to meet other people.
“There’s a feel good factor when you get to sing onstage.”
The group also recently held taster classes for a junior section, and hope to expand that in the future.
More information on the Cambuslang and Rutherglen Rock & Pop Chorus can be found through their Facebook page.
Tickets for the concert are onsale now, priced at £7.
Boost The Cambuslang and Rutherglen Rock ‘n’ Pop Chorus has been given a funding boost