Oc­tave key­note con­cert

Wishaw Press - - FRONT PAGE - Ross Thom­son

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

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