About Cunninghame Choir

Welcome! Cunninghame Choir is a friendly and enthusiastic non-audition amateur choir based in Beith, North Ayrshire in the West of Scotland. Established in 1978, we are a mixed-voice (SATB) choir with willingness and enthusiasm. We don't take ourselves too seriously, but do reap the rewards for our efforts. Our musical repertoire is wide and varied and is not limited to classic and sacred works. Recent themes have included Scottish Folk, European, Gospel, Blues as well as classical choral spanning the centuries to new works and commissions. Tiffany Vong, our Musical Director and current postgraduate student of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, is settling well into the role after her second highly successful season at the helm! We thank her for her unwavering enthusiasm, commitment, encouragement and patience! Piano support is provided by our long-standing and equally talented accompanist, Maciej Granat.   


We meet at Beith Community Centre on Wednesday evenings between September and May and we perform two concerts each year. New members are warmly welcomed and encouraged - have a look at our Join us page for more information.


40 Years of Cunninghame Choir!

Our Spring 2019 concert, celebrating 40 years of singing and performing together, is shaping up to be a very exciting programme indeed! Highlights will include a new and dramatic commission from our very talented composer/accompanist, Maciej Granat. This work sets to music a poem by local character, Andrew Aitken, musing on hearing Beith’s Parish Church bell toll for the first time in 1810. We will also feature a previous Cunninghame Choir commission from renowned Scottish composer, Sir James MacMillan, alongside the beautiful Mass in G by Franz Schubert.


This concert will constitute a major investment for the choir and therefore we are appealing for financial assistance to produce this very exciting programme.

  

Seeking Sponsorship - Can you help?

If you are a local business owner or have connections to local enterprise, perhaps you could sponsor a professional musician or soloist (£150), instrument hire (£300) or elements of our promotional efforts (£50). Your much appreciated support would receive a mention in our concert promotions, PR and Anniversary concert programme. If you would like to support our fundraising efforts for this concert, please make contact via our contact page or speak to a choir member.

 

We would be very grateful for smaller donations too. Please consider contributing via our MyDonate online portal:

 

http://mydonate.bt.com/charities/cunninghamechoir.

 


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Cunninghame Choir, ON CHRISTMAS NIGHT concert, December 2016

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