£13k wind­fall for cho­rus

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

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

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