Our Lady's Musical Society celebrates 60 years with top concert in Motherwell

A special 60th anniversary event being held at Motherwell Theatre later this month is fully expected to be one of the arts highlights in the area for 2022.

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Not only will the ambitious ‘Musical Harmony’ celebrate the fact that Our Lady's Musical Society has been providing a soundtrack to Motherwell life for six decades but will also mark the 50th anniversary of the popular venue itself!

And the fact that a society production was the first ever musical to be staged at the venue will add even more razzle dazzle to the occasion.

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Billed as “a diverse collection of musical delights” with monster hits from the likes of Elton John and Andrew Lloyd Webber the programme will feature a music mix of pop to opera.

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    Spokesman Laurie Thompson said that the society had secured the accompaniemnt of City of Glasgow Wind Orchestra and a star soprano many of our readers will recognise as she played many of the society’s top roles in her teens.

    He said: “Heading up the cast will be Monica McGhee who will be flying up from London for this one night’s show with her old mates.

    "She went on to become a celebrated soprano lead on the UK operatic scene and, as part of the quartet Amore.

    "She famously sang for the Queen in the Thames pageant celebrating the Queen’s Jubilee.

    “The Wind Orchestra, under its inspirational Musical Director Martin Thomson has over 40 members and plays a variety of entertaining music ranging from film to popular classics.

    "Martin will work with the Society’s returning musical director David Fisher and assistant musical director Rebecca Keay.”

    The society is now locked in its final series of rehearsals to put the finishing touches to a performance they have been preparing for since last year.

    Tickets priced £17 can be ordered from Motherwell Concert Hall booking office via https://culturenl.co.uk/musical-harmony/

    The box office can be contacted on 01698 274545.

    The Motherwell Times would like to wish the society its warmest congratulations on its 60th anniversary and the best of luck to all the performers on the night.