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B Flats – Gartocharn's Own Special Singing Group!
It is now ten years since the formation of this active singing fellowship, based in Gartocharn. Their distinctive blend of vocal arrangements – classical and light entertainment, interspersed by not a few hair-raising comedy sketches – have won the hearts of audiences at many venues in the National Park area.
All proceeds from these concerts are donated to national and local registered charities; over the last ten years many thousands of pounds have been raised for good causes. Including the proceeds from the concerts held in March 2012 the B Flats have given £15,550 to different charities!!!
The group is conducted by Robin Barr with the assistance of pianist Rosalind McGowan. Sheena Brennan is Choir Secretary and Helen Glasgow has the dual role of Librarian and Treasurer.
Membership is open to all who live in and around the National Park, without audition, and indeed this proves to be very successful in providing an opportunity for those who would like to sing, but have no musical background. Alongside those who sing as amateurs, the B Flats has attracted several professional musicians who enjoy giving a helping hand to any who do not, but would like to, read music notation.
The group meets weekly, in each other's houses, so a friendly atmosphere comes with the informality of not being a traditional choir. Quality in performance, however, remains high on the agenda.
Current subscription rates: £25 per annum.
For more information please contact the Secretary, Sheena Brennan, on 01389 753086 or
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Last Updated (Friday, 20 April 2012 21:49)