Choir gives 100 per cent!

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A CHURCH choir hit all the right notes to secure a prestigious music award.

Concordia won the Glasgow Presbytery Trophy for Church Choirs at the Glasgow Music Festival after giving a winning performance of two motets, which had been composed for and dedicated to them by composer Douglas Coombes, at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. It’s the second time the 35-strong choir, which is made up of members from nine of Kirkintilloch and Lenzie’s 10 ecumenical churches, has won the award, after securing the title in 2006.

Choir director Mary Boyd said: “It was a great night and we were delighted to win. We are made up of people that want to sing, but many have not sung in choirs before so to put them on the Concert Hall stage gives them a huge boost.

“We’re thrilled to bits. I’m really proud of everyone – they are great and they gave 100 per cent.”

The choir, which adopted its name in 2000, was assembled in 1997 and gave its first performance in 1999 at St Cyprian’s Episcopal Church.

For more information or to get involved call Mary on 0141 776 2812.