Dumfries Based Choir Scoops National Chorus Award

Dumfries based choir scoops National Chorus Award

A choir of of joiners, plasterers, builders and friends in Dumfries has been honoured in the first Chorus Awards run by Scotland Sings. The Awards showcase the outstanding practice and wonderful stories of choirs right across Scotland.

There were over 150 nominations from across the country in the six categories and the winners included everything from a group of pupils promoting dialect singing in Shetland to a choir in Paisley made up of carers aged 18-80.

Good Man & Friends won the Newcomer award for a choir that has begun in the past year. Members first got together for Choir for Charity in 2014 and only two of them had ever sung before. They were delighted to win two second prizes after all their hard work and have gone on to expand their repertoire of pop songs.

Alison Burns, Scotland Sings Coordinator said, “We were overwhelmed by the amazing stories people shared with us. We wanted to celebrate what was special about the hundreds of singing groups that get together every week to sing together and perform in their communities. This choir really impressed the judges as they’ve gone from a standing start to a choir rehearsing regularly, learning harmonies and spurring each other on.

They are performing at this year’s Choir For Charity at the end of October in the Easterbrook Hall, Dumfries under the banner of Friends of Huntington’s Scotland to raise funds for this charity.

More information about Friends of Huntington’s Scotland can be found on their Facebook page.https://www.facebook.com/pages/Friends-of-Huntingtons-Scotland/1452767605039561?fref=ts

Photo Credit Colin Tennant

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