NEWS: Octave prepare to take the stage
Following the success of their previous concerts, the highly regarded Lanarkshire singing ensemble Octave are preparing to take to the stage again for their seventh series of annual charity concerts. The group are preparing a brand new programme of music including Broadway musicals, classical and popular music and some songs not so well known; so something to suit all tastes. The group were formed by renowned local Musical Director, David Fisher, in 2011 and have been performing at various charity and fundraising events over the last seven years. In 2013, Octave was awarded ‘Best in Class’ in the Mixed Voice Choir section of the Glasgow Music Festival.
The members of the group are Janis Cunningham (Wishaw), Esther O’Hara and Raymond Tulips (both Motherwell), Jonathan Procter (Carluke), Kirsty Ross, Julie Thomson, and Carol Whitelaw (all Hamilton) and John McKenzie (Ardrossan). news
The group are entirely voluntary, and after the deduction of running costs, surplus funds are given to charity. As a result of the concerts so far, and other charitable events, the group have made sizeable donations amounting to over £15,000 to many deserving causes. This year’s recipient charity is Pancreatic Cancer Scotland.
The concerts entitled Octave Double GLO 7! will be held every evening from Wednesday 6th September to Saturday 9th September 2017 at 7.30pm in Motherwell’s GLO Auditorium.