SoundRoutes Singers are one choir spread over eight locations in central Scotland – East Kilbride, Bearsden, Hamilton, Carluke, Johnstone, Strathaven, Motherwell and Kilsyth. Our Strathaven and Johnstone groups launched in January 2018. We sing a collection of folk, pop, roots, rock, world and gospel music. We don’t audition and welcome all – even those who think they can’t sing!
Award-winning Scottish musician Shona Brown founded SoundRoutes in 2009 and since then the choirs have grown to a membership of over 400 people. They have sung to sold out audiences across Lanarkshire and Glasgow and made regular appearances at events including the Royal Highland Show, the Glasgow Winterfest, West End Festival and in the SECC.
In 2012 SoundRoutes was involved in a groundbreaking project – a group of our singers visited Addiewell prison in West Lothian and recorded a four track EP with the prison choir. This was the first time in the UK that a prison group had been involved in a record release. So far sales of the CD have raised over £3000 for Shelter Scotland and gathered much interest from the Scottish press. We are presently working with the Carers Trust and Lanarkshire Carers Centre to raise awareness and funds for unpaid carers.
The choirs meet weekly with Shona and our professional choir leaders who aim to make the sessions fun and inspiring whilst always striving for musical excellence. We are always welcoming new members – please get in touch or visit the choirs page for more details.
“Organised to maximise singing enjoyment and minimise jargon, bureaucracy and other barriers to joining in.” Scotland on SundayShare