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Halloween Hilarity

On 3 November we enjoyed a hilarious Halloween Fun Night (see photo below), which gave us a welcome chance to let our hair down amidst all the strangeness of the current times. Alto Extraordinaire Helen organised some amazing quizzes, we exchanged many truly awful jokes and generally had a good time laughing at each other’s costumes. Our online rehearsals continue apace, and we are working on some beautiful repertoire for when live performances can resume. We are also working on our second virtual recording. If you are looking for a friendly, fun choir that performs great music to a high standard, we would love to hear from you (all voice parts). Contact us via the form on our website, or email our Musical Director, Alan Tavener, directly: conductor@strathclydechoir.org.

Locked down but not out

Our last live outing (a wonderful Choral Evensong at St Bride’s Church, Glasgow) took place just before the first lockdown in March. We had great plans for the remainder of 2020: a weekend residency at York Minster, concerts in East Lothian and Glasgow’s West End Festival, and our 40th Anniversary Choral Evensong, again at St Bride’s. However, we have moved successfully to weekly online Zoom rehearsals. These are a great mix of vocal training, learning a variety of music with a view to future performances, and also some fun social activities such as quizzes and a Halloween extravaganza! We also made our very first virtual recording, which you can view below. We have plans to make more recordings, so watch this space..! If you are interested in joining the choir, we would love to hear from you. Email our Musical Director, Alan Tavener, at conductor@strathclydechoir.org We look forward to seeing you online!

Honour for Musical Director

Choir members were delighted to learn that our Musical Director, Alan Tavener, was honoured in the Queen’s New Year Honours List 2020 with a BEM, awarded for services to Scottish choral music. This comes in addition to his award of Honorary Associateship of the Royal School of Church Music, conferred in 2015 for his ‘considerable contribution to church music in Scotland, particularly his ecumenical approach’.