Male Voice is music to charities’ ears

Arbroath Male Voice Choir presente thre cheques in Knox's Church Hall on Monday. Ken Southorn president haneded them over to, from left - Pat Brodlie Alzheimer's Scotland �200, Sheila Dunphy St Andrews Church Malawi Project �250 and Barbara Cargill, Ann Watt and Maureen Fulton Ladies Lifeboat Guild �500.

Arbroath Male Voice Choir presente thre cheques in Knox's Church Hall on Monday. Ken Southorn president haneded them over to, from left - Pat Brodlie Alzheimer's Scotland �200, Sheila Dunphy St Andrews Church Malawi Project �250 and Barbara Cargill, Ann Watt and Maureen Fulton Ladies Lifeboat Guild �500.

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Arbroath Male Voice Choir presented cheques to a total value of £1,000 to four local charities in Knox’s Church hall on Monday evening.

The money was raised after a highly successful and critically acclaimed concert with Hartlepool Male Voice Choir and guests in September, when over 80 men were on stage demonstrating the power and passion of male voice singing.

The Arbroath branch of the RNLI received £500, St Andrew’s Church Malawi Project was gifted £250, the Alzheimer’s Society got £200 and Angus Carers were presented with £50.

Arbroath Male Voice Choir president, Kenny Southorn, said: “We are very happy to be able to support these worthwhile local causes.

“Each does outstanding work and deserve public recognition for their efforts.”

He went on: “It is a great start to our 80th anniversary season and shows the Arbroath Male Voice Choir is still very much at the heart of the local community.

“Our celebratory activities continue with our ‘Swing Into Christmas’ concert on December 15 and we are all very excited about our gala concerts with Britain’s favourite soprano, Lesley Garrett CBE, on March 20 and 21 next year in the Webster Memorial Theatre.”

Arbroath Male Voice Choir was founded in 1934 and currently has over 40 members drawn from across Angus and Dundee. The musical director is Sheena Guthrie.

More information is available on the choir website at www.arbroathmalevoicechoir.co.uk