Choir hits the right notes with charities

Members of a popular choir have hit the right note with charities across the country.

In the past year Kirkintilloch Male Voice Choir has helped raise a staggering £25,000 for numerous good causes.

Musical director Sally McLellan said: “We are delighted that we have reached this amount and the men in the choir should be very proud of their achievements”.

The amazing total was reached by the choir singing at events and concerts over the last 12 months, including Kirkintilloch Canal Festival, The Thomas Muir Festival, carol singing, appearing at Glasgow City Halls and a number of local concerts.

Some of the charities that have benefited from the choir’s talents are CHAS, Yorkhill Children’s Charity and the De Café scheme for dementia sufferers and their families in East Dunbartonshire.

Aileen McConnell, community campaigns manager for Yorkhill Children’s Charity, said: “KMVC has given outstanding support to Yorkhill Children’s Charity for several years – from performing in the City Halls at our annual Christmas Concert, to outdoor singing at the Kelvingrove Bandstand and pop up choirs at the Kirkintilloch Canal Festival and city centre shopping malls.

“The enthusiasm and generosity of the choir have brought smiles to the faces of thousands of people attending our events.” 

The choir starts rehearsals for the new session on Monday, August 24, in the Park Centre, Kerr Street, Kirkintilloch, at 7.15pm. Potential new members would be welcome. Go along on the night or phone 0141 776 6058 or 0141775 2437. For more information log on at