Welcome to SoundRoutes Singers!
We are one choir spread over seven locations in central Scotland – East Kilbride, Bearsden, Hamilton, Carluke, Paisley, Motherwell and Kilsyth. In January 2018 we launch our new Strathaven group! 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!
New members are very welcome so if you haven’t been before and 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.
Sessions are at the times and venues below, for further information please see the Choirs page.
- 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
- Paisley: Wednesday at 7:30-9:00pm *NEW VENUE*
- (Strathaven: Wednesday at 7:30-9:00pm – *FROM JANUARY 2018*)
- Motherwell: Wednesday at 8:00-9:30pm
- Kilsyth: Thursdays at 7:30-9:00pm
We’re excited that Soundroutes now has excellent choir leader Steff Strachan working with Musical Director Shona Brown. And we’re delighted that joining us this season and taking over our East Kilbride group is Ellen Smith – we’re sure you’ll love singing with them all!
Our Christmas concerts are great fun and perfect for getting into the festive spirit:
7:30pm Fri 1st December 2017 – Bearsden – was a great night!
7:30pm Sat 9th December – Motherwell – Doors 7:00pm
Motherwell South Church, 11 Gavin Street, Motherwell ML1 2RL
Our fun night of singing and Christmas festivities includes a raffle and cake sale in aid of Lanarkshire Carers Centre – not to be missed! Tickets £7 (under 12s £5) are available here): Buy Tickets
Musical Director/Founder Shona Brown and her husband Andy are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter Mara Grace Eleanor Hurst! SoundRoutes’ newest member arrived on 8th July.
Shona and Andy would like to thank everyone for all their very kind wishes, cards and gifts before and since Mara came into the world. Mum and baby are doing well!
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 🙂
Wedding Flash Mob!
Singers from Paisley, Bearsden and Hamilton loved being a part of Lesley and Allan’s wedding on 5th February! Even members of the wedding party were left speechless as only the happy couple knew about the surprise performance to send them back up the aisle after tying the knot 🙂
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