The Love Music Choir recently held their Autumn concert on 4th November at Usher Hall in Edinburgh and each term the choir choose to support a charity that is close to its members’ hearts. This autumn Horatio’s Garden were kindly chosen as the choir’s nominated charity, and over £1,600 was raised from a collection at the end of the concert which will go directly to supporting our Scotland garden. In total, the choir raised a phenomenal £2,282, with the rest being generously by members of the choir throughout the term. Meanwhile, ticket sales went towards supporting the Love Music Junior Choir, therefore everyone who attended generously supported two worthy causes by simply attending one unique event.
The Love Music Choir prize themselves on their distinctive brand of joyous community singing and the concert featured iconic grunge, pop and folk, as well as a reinvention of Bach with newly commissioned lyrics from Alexander McCall Smith. Alexander is a celebrated writer responsible for an extraordinary number of books, including the popular ‘The No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency’ series.
Special guest singers also enthusiastically joined in with the performance, including BBC Radio 2 folk singer of the year, Karine Polwart, and rising classical mezzo soprano, Beth Taylor.
We are incredibly grateful to the Love Music Choir and to everyone who attended the concert – we hope you enjoyed it!