Come along to our open evening on Thursday 23rd March at 7.30pm.
All welcome! If you enjoy singing and wondered about joining a choir why not come along and give it a try? See poster for more details.
Lauderdale Community Choir donates to the Anne Rowling Regenerative Neurology Clinic.
Choir member Peter
Dryburgh presented a cheque for £650 from Lauderdale Community Choir which was gratefully received by Research Nurse Chris Batchelor, on behalf of the Anne Rowling Regenerative Neurology Clinic. The charity was chosen by the choir at Peter’s suggestion, and he explained the excellent work undertaken by the Clinic which helps patients with progressive and incurable conditions such as motor neurone disease, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis and other cognitive disorders. The Clinic aims to improve patient care whilst undertaking research to develop new approaches to slow, stop and ultimately reverse these devastating diseases.
The funds were raised at the choir’s annual concert ‘Any way The Wind Blows’ held at Earlston High School in October this year, through the generous donations from the audience, choir members and family and friends.
Southern Reporter 22 December 2016
New and Exciting Times Ahead for LCC
Our new session started in September with a new home for the choir – we now hold our rehearsals at the Lauder Public Hall, although the time and day of the week has not changed – you can still find us on Thursdays at 19:30. Heartfelt thanks to the Lauderdale Hotel for allowing us to use their function room for rehearsals free of charge for over four years!
We commenced our new session following the summer break with a full programme of music planned to take us through the next year. It is great fun working on new pieces of music, from learning the new notes to hearing it all come together. However, as I write this piece, we are preparing to put any new material on pause as we dig out and dust off the Christmas Carols, in preparation for our Christmas performances. You can come and hear us perform at: Abbotsford on Sunday December 7th or at the Borders General Hospital on Sunday t he 21st of December.
Our October AGM brought an opportunity to reflect upon our achievements and look forward to the year ahead. We received notification of our current Musical Director John Stone’s wish to step down from his role. We have been incredibly lucky to have had John at the musical helm of the choir, and will be very sad to see him go. This is the start of a new chapter for Lauderdale Community Choir and we look forward to discussing our requirement for a new Musical Director with interested, suitably experienced parties.
Wishing everyone in Lauderdale and beyond a very merry Christmas and a happy, healthy and peaceful New Year! We look forward to seeing you either holding a music folder with us, or as an audience member at one of our future gigs.
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LOOKING BACK & LOOKING FORWARD
What a year of singing the last twelve months have been! We have woven our musical way from reprising ‘All you need is love’ in Melrose, to carols at Abbotsford and the Christmas Light-up in Lauder, to the Chaplaincy at the BGH and finally returning to Lauder for the extremely successful Spring Concert ‘Singing By Numbers’. The latter event raised £700 to benefit ‘Alzheimer Scotland’.
Although the choir is officially on it’s summer break, some members have taken up the invitation to join the andante Chamber Choir to sing in the premiere performance of ‘Fragments of Gold’ [inspired by the Hawick Fragments Project] in Glasgow Cathedral on the 30th of August.
Currently the choir’s music team are busy putting the final touches to the various programmes for the concerts in 2014/2015. Rehearsals start on 4th September at 7.30pm in the Lauderdale Hotel. New members are made very welcome. There are no auditions. Just come on a rehearsal night and sample the fun of singing.
If you would like more information try:
The website: www.lauderdalechoir.org.uk
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Arthur Parsons 08.08.2014
Singing by Numbers
If you’ve ever painted by numbers, this is nothing like it! Lauderdale Community Choir has been rehearsing lots of new songs for their Spring Concert. It is titled ‘Singing by Numbers’ and will be performed at Lauder Primary School on Saturday 10th May at 7.30 pm. It should be well worth a highlighted, ‘must go’ note in your diary. Each piece of music relates to a number and the programme is so varied it should appeal to every taste. It includes settings of psalms, extracts from the scores of the James Bond films, Chorus Line and My Fair Lady, and the title music for the ‘Vicar of Dibley’.
Tickets are available now at Lauder Bakery or from any choir member. [£8.00 for adults and £5.00 for accompanied children.]