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Welcome to Cunninghame Choir!

Like many other amateur music groups and ensembles, the Coronavirus pandemic of 2020-21 has put an unwelcome stop to Cunninghame Choir's community rehearsals. 

In March 2020 we moved our rehearsals online via Zoom and, although an obvious compromise, we have since then fine-tuned our methods (if not our singing!) to make the best of a bad situation.

We think it is unlikely that we will be able to stage our usual annual concert in 2021, but we are hopeful that we might be able to do something in the summer; probably small, outdoors, and perhaps at rather short notice... 

We are continuing our sessions on Zoom, albeit we have decided to start and end our spring term a bit later - to benefit from the advent of spring and the roll-out of vaccines to our membership.

Please consider joining our virtual sessions, which start on February 17th; they remain free of charge and new members are most welcome.  Please send us a message via our Contact Us page or our Facebook page for details to join in.

More information about Cunninghame Choir below.

About Cunninghame Choir

Welcome! Cunninghame Choir is a friendly and enthusiastic non-audition amateur adult choir based in Beith, North Ayrshire in the West of Scotland. Established in 1978, we are a mixed-voice (4 parts) 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 graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, has recently completed her third full season at the helm. Under her direction, the choir is sounding better than ever. 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, The First Toll, celebrated 40 years of singing and performing together, and took its title from a new and dramatic commission from our very talented composer/accompanist, Maciej Granat. This work set music to a poem by local character, Andrew Aitken, musing on hearing Beith’s Parish Church bell toll for the first time in 1810. A recording of this performance can be viewed on our Concerts and Repertoire page. This concert also featured a previous Cunninghame Choir World Premiere from renowned Scottish composer, Sir James MacMillan, alongside the elegant Mass in G by Franz Schubert. For regular updates on our rehearsals and concerts please Like Us on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter.

Cunninghame Choir, May 2019
Cunninghame Choir, May 2019
Cunninghame Choir, Registered Scottish Charity SCO 001136