Octave keynote concert
There is still time to get your tickets to see a group of talented singers who are preparing to take to the stage again for a number of charity concerts.
Janis Cunningham f rom Wishaw and Motherwell’s Esther O’Hara and Raymond Tulips make up almost half of highly regarded Lanarkshire singing ensemble Octave.
The remaining band members are Jonathan Procter from Law, Hamilton’s Kirsty Ross, Julie Thomson, and Carol Whitelaw and John McKenzie from Ardrossan.
The group were formed by renowned local musical director, David Fisher, in 2011 and have been performing at various charity and fundraising events over the last five years.
In 2013, Octave was awarded ‘Best in Class’ in the Mixed Voice Choir section of the Glasgow Music Festival.
The group are hard at work preparing a brand new programme of music including Broadway musicals, classical and pop music.
The group are entirely voluntary, and after the deduction of running costs, surplus funds are given to charity.
As a result of the concerts so far, the group have made sizeable donations to the British Heart Foundation, Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centre (based at Wishaw General Hospital), Diabetes UK Scotland, The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice and Chest, Heart & Stroke Scotland.
This year’s chosen charity is Bobath Scotland, a charity which exists to improve the quality of life for people with cerebral palsy.
The charity concerts entitled Octave Let’s 6LO Again! will be held every evening from Wednesday, September 14, t o Sat u rday , September 17, at 7.30pm in Motherwell’s GLO Auditorium.
Ti c k e t s, p r i c e d £ 11/£ 12, are available from Shona Fisher on 01698 721607, by emailing shona.fisher2@ mail. com or from the GLO Centre Bookshop.
More details are also available on the group’s website www. octave8.uk.
Set for stage Octave singers