Renowned Scottish tenor Jamie MacDougall is the special guest at Kirkintilloch Male Voice Choir’s 94th annual concert this month.
Sally McLellan, the choir’s musical director, said: “We are delighted to be able to have Jamie as our guest despite his busy schedule. We are sure that our audience will be very well entertained by his diverse choice of music.”
The choir will be performing many well-known songs on Saturday, March 28, in St Mary’s Church.
There will also be some new arrangements including a James Bond medley and a selection of songs from the First World War.
Part of the proceeds of the concert will be donated to De Café which is a place for people with dementia and their carers to meet.
De Café was started in Kirkintilloch in 2006 by Ceartas, an independent Advocacy Service in East Dunbartonshire. There are now three de cafes in the area which are delivered in partnership with the East Dunbartonshire Dementia Network including Carers Link and Alzheimer Scotland.
De Café provides space where people can get together, have a chat over a coffee and find out information about services in their local community. Staff and volunteers are on hand to provide information on a range of topics including arranging Power of Attorney, accessing other groups and finding out about day care and respite services.
A spokesperson for the charity said: “We feel that De Café makes a valuable contribution to the lives of people with dementia, their carers and families and are grateful to the Kirkintilloch Male Voice Choir for thinking about us when choosing their charity nomination for this year’s annual concert.’’
Nonna’s restaurant in Kirkintilloch has again partly sponsored the concert. They have also offered a 10% discount on the night of the concert to ticket holders.
Sally said: “We are delighted Nonna’s has again supported the choir. Their help is much appreciated.”
The tickets, which are priced £8, can be purchased from any choir member, Lynsey’s Flowers, Catherine Street, Kirkintilloch, call 0141 775 2437 or by firstname.lastname@example.org.