Welcome to SoundRoutes Singers!
We are one choir spread over eight locations in central Scotland – East Kilbride, Bearsden, Hamilton, Carluke, Motherwell and Kilsyth. In January 2018 we launch our new Strathaven and Johnstone groups! We sing a collection of folk, pop, rock, reggae, world and gospel music. There are no auditions and all are welcome – even those who think they can’t sing!
We hope you had a good Christmas and would like to wish you all best wishes for the year ahead. We’ll be back the week beginning 15th January to chase the winter blues away 🙂 If you haven’t been before it’s a great time to start a new hobby!
New members are very welcome so if you want to give it a try (or haven’t been for a while and fancy coming back), please just head along to the group that suits you best.
We’re excited to have two new choirs launching in Strathaven and Johnstone this January! You’re very welcome to come along and give it a try, we’d love to see you 🙂
All our sessions are at the times and venues below (from 15th January), for further venue information please see the Choirs page.
*ALL GROUPS ON THIS WEEK*
Picturesque as the snow is, happily the weather has turned a bit milder so all eight choir sessions will go ahead this week
Looking forward to seeing everyone! Please check here or on Facebook for any further updates.
- East Kilbride: Monday at 8:00-9:30pm
- Bearsden: Monday at 8.30-10:00pm
- Hamilton: Tuesday at 7:30-9:00pm
- Carluke: Wednesday at 6:00-7.30pm
- Johnstone: Wednesday at 7:30-9:00pm
- Strathaven: Wednesday at 7:30-9:00pm
- Motherwell: Wednesday at 8:00-9:30pm
- Kilsyth: Thursdays at 7:30-9:00pm
We’re excited that SoundRoutes now has excellent choir leaders Steff Strachan, Ellen Smith, Jenny Cheung and Chris Sweatt working with Musical Director Shona Brown. We’re sure you’ll love singing with them all!
Musical Director/Founder Shona Brown and her husband Andy were pleased to announce the birth of their daughter Mara Grace Eleanor Hurst in July.
We’d like to thank everyone for all their very kind wishes, cards and gifts before and since Mara arrived. She’s definitely found her voice already!
Flash Mob Proposal
We rehearse weekly for our Christmas and summer concerts but also get fun opportunities for other performances. Some members from our Hamilton group were invited to flash mob a marriage proposal on the Glasgow to Hamilton train! SoundRoutes Singers took everyone by surprise and with the whole train carriage joining in – the atmosphere was electric! Stuart got down on one knee to pop the question and how could Michelle say no?! Footage went viral with almost one million views.
Congratulations Stuart and Michelle 🙂
Please do get in touch for more info or come along to give SoundRoutes a try – our video from a previous summer concert will also give an idea of what we normally rehearse for week-to-week (right hand column).
Musical Director Shona Brown is an award-winning professional musician originally from Motherwell, now based in Glasgow. She studied classical flute and gained a BMus Hons (1st Class) from the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester and a Masters with Distinction from the Guild Hall School of Music and Drama in London. Shona writes and performs her own music across Scotland – for more info see her website: www.shonabrown.com.
“Organised to maximise singing enjoyment and minimise jargon, bureaucracy and other barriers to joining in.” Scotland on Sunday