Information about the choir
Lauderdale Community Choir is based in Lauder in the Scottish Borders. Its aim, as a social, community organisation, is to be a mixed-voice performance choir, performing when invited at local community events, taking part in competitions and ultimately presenting its own concerts. The music plan is to build up a wide ranging musical repertoire under a variety of headings – classical, sacred, carols, folk, popular song and theatre music.
Membership of the choir is open to anyone. There are no auditions and there is no requirement to be able to read music. Enthusiasm and a desire to sing are all you need!
Music for your event
If you are organising an event and would like Lauderdale Community Choir to sing, please contact our Chair, Angie Henney at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Set up by our first chair, Helen Morton, Lauderdale Community Choir was an idea which became a reality after a few people sang Christmas Carols at the switch on of the Christmas lights in Lauder in 2009. Making the idea into reality took only a recruitment article in the Lauderdale News which was published in April 2010, following this, about 30 would-be singers met in the Lauder Church Centre. We quickly outgrew that venue and moved to the Lauderdale Hotel which served the choir wonderfully for the first 4 years. Our first musical director was John Stone with whom we spent 4 fantastic years, learning and developing our musical repertoire as well as our sight-reading skills. We are now under the musical leadership of James Robertson, we rehease at the Lauder Public Hall and have around 65 members with around 50 meeting on any one night.
Information on how choir works
The choir is organised as a charitable voluntary organisation managed by a committee.