Strathaven Choral Society is a Registered Scottish Charity No. SC006127
Strathaven Choral Society is a lively mixed-voice choir performing mainly classical
works. Our major concerts generally take place in May, and either November or December
each year, with occasional variations or additional events. We also host a seasonal
performance of Christmas Carols and festive fun every December.
Our members come from all over Lanarkshire and beyond. Rehearsals are held on Monday
nights at 7.30pm during the concert season in the Strathaven Evangelical Church,
10 Lethame Road. [map] We always welcome new members (particularly Tenors - male
and female!) If you would like to join us, please don’t be shy. You can contact us
here for further information or just come along to any of our rehearsals.
The choir is available for hire at weddings and other functions. There is also a
smaller, very experienced group called the Strathaven Singers who can provide up
to twelve voices plus accompanist, for a lower fee. All proceeds go to choir funds.
Autumn Concert - Sun. 23 Nov. Venue to be confirmed.
Christmas Carol Concert - Sat. 13 Dec. Rankin church, Strathaven.
Carols by Candlelight” - Thur. 18 Dec. New Lanark Mill Hotel, New Lanark.
Spring Concert - Sat. 13 June 2015 St Mary’s Cathedral, Glasgow.
Rehearsals for our next concert will commence on Monday 18 August at 7.30pm in the
Strathaven Evangelical Church. New members welcome - see details below.
Christmas Carol concert
Autumn Leaves run through with Cadzow Academy of Music and Drama
Other recent events
Our “Autumn Leaves” concert took place on Sunday 17th November in front of an appreciative
audience - see the photo below. You can also view the concert programme booklet here.
(It will take a little time to load.)
Then our “Carols by Candlelight” dinner event took place at the New Lanark Mill hotel
on Thursday 12th December.
And to complete the festive season, our Christmas Carol concert was on Sunday 15th
December at the Rankin Church, Strathaven - see the photo below.
Our Transatlantic Connection concert took place on 18th May and was performed in
front of a large and appreciative audience.
It featured American songs by Copland and Whitacre and a full performance of Faure’s
The soloists were Fiona Buchanan and Jonathan Kennedy with John Gormley on organ
and piano and Fiona Hobson on piano - conducted by Christopher Barr. See the photos
below and read the programme notes here. (Some download time involved.)