Annual Concerts 2010

The Annual concerts of Stonehouse Male Voice Choir were enjoyed by near full houses on both nights.

President Alistair Mackie welcomed audiences in his usual genial manner on both evenings and introduced the choir, accompanist Pamela Black, and Conductor Gordon Millar who compered events for the evening. The standard of singing of choir and soloists was of the highest order and the sheer entertainment value of the variety of vocal and instrumental music on show was a joy to listen to.
Hugh-resize.JPGThe soloists were: Robert McDermott, Ian Gray, Bill Walker Walter McLaren (All vocalists) and Hugh Grant (Cornet and Flugel Horn) and The Jolly Beggars (A bit of everything)


A special mention must also go to Jamie Millar, Peter Ramsay, and Simon and Ian Harkness for their moving 'quartet' opening to Leonard Cohen's 'Hallelujah' and also to the 'Sailors' in 'There is Nothing Like A Dame' which included Bill Walker, Ken Mackie, Ray Ashe, Ian Gray and David Smith over the two nights. The choir sported 'button hole' carnations again this year and have decided to carry this on as a tradition in memory of our long serving accompanist Cathy Hamilton who passed away last year. The chosen charity was 'Help For Heroes' which helps the rehabilitation of wounded service personnel returning from current conflicts and over £1,200 was raised in collections over both nights for this worthy cause.


Conductors Gordon Millar and Keith Bradshaw and Accompanist Pamela Black also deserve much thanks for their work over the session. Overall, a fantastic couple of evenings.

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