Veteran choir on song to raise charity cash
A Cambuslang church is to welcome a choir for a charity concert at the start of next month.
The Glasgow Phoenix Choir will perform at Cambuslang Parish Church on Sunday, February 5.
Money raised from the afternoon performance will go towards the Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice and the Beatson cancer charity, in memory of Neil MacNaughton, a much-missed former associate choir member who came from Cambuslang.
The Glasgow Phoenix Choir rose out of the ashes of the world-famous Glasgow Orpheus Choir and this year celebrates 66 years of singing.
The choir is under the guidance of conductor Marilyn Smith MBE and Cameron Murdoch, accompanist and depute conductor, and they perform over 20 concerts per year. Each involves a range of music from choral standards to new music and they feature many solo performances by choir members.
Glasgow Phoenix Choir recordings receive regular play on local and national radio stations. Their latest recording is a group of Scottish songs, recorded in St Andrew’s RC Metropolitan Cathedral, Glasgow.
All proceeds from this CD will benefit the St Andrew’s Hospice, which this year celebrates 30 years of service to Lanarkshire and which is currently in need of refurbishment and restoration.
Sponsorship by Co- op Funeralcare has allowed the choir to take on more fundraising concerts and to travel further afield.
The choir’s most recent tour allowed them to take part in concerts to raise funds for local charities in Strathpeffer, Elgin and on the Isle of Skye and their latest CD was also made possible because of sponsorship.
The choir has raised over £1.5m for many charities in the 66 years of its existence, which resulted in the award of the Paul Harris Fellowship from Rotary International.
Tickets are priced at £7.50 and can be purchased from the church every Sunday, online at www.wegottickets.com or from the Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice charity shop on Main Street, Cambuslang.
Money raised will go towards the Prince and Princess of Wales hospice and the Beatson
Singing out The Glasgow Phoenix will perform in Cambuslang