NEW Singers Welcome As Philharmonic Choir Resumes

10 September, 2021 | Community Noticeboard, Local

GREENOCK Philharmonic Choir is looking forward to its new session.

The first rehearsal will be at 7.30pm on Monday 13 September at Lyle Kirk, Union Street. The evening will also include the choir’s annual general meeting.

New singers in all sections will be made very welcome.

This will be the Philharmonic Choir’s fifth year with Andy McTaggart as musical director, and the choir has enjoyed a revival under his leadership.

Covid and lockdown restrictions have been a big challenge, but the choir continued by holding online rehearsals.

The easing of restrictions meant that the choir could meet in person again, and it is grateful to the Beacon Arts Centre which allowed it to meet there.

One rehearsal took place in the car park on a beautiful warm evening with the choir singing through some favourite pieces by Vivaldi, Mozart, Tallis and more.

President Anne Armour said: “After such a long time it was a very special moment to be surrounded by other people singing in harmony.”

Choir member Lynne MacMillan said “It was wonderful to participate in two special rehearsals in August. So many choir members turned up, and at last we were able to put our voices together instead of sitting at home at a Zoom rehearsal, hearing only our own voices.

“It was also great to have passers-by as an audience.”

Anybody interested in joining should contact Lesley Gurton at lesley.gurton13c@gmail.com or Calum Harbison on 07847 250529.

More information and a flavour of the choir and its activities is available by searching ‘Greenock Philharmonic Society’ on Facebook.

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