Concert set to benefit three charities

Murray Gee Mac is to headline the concert.
Murray Gee Mac is to headline the concert.

Stamperland-based community choir Sounds International is returning to Netherlee Parish Church for a second year to stage its Christmas Charity Concert.

The event, which takes place on November 29 at 7.30pm, will also see international Scottish singer Murray Gee Mac performing his latest CD.

The track - ‘My Scottish Home’ has already been dubbed a new Scottish anthem - which he will perform with the choir for the first time in public.

Tickets cost £10 at the door on the night (£5 for children) and all the money raised from this event will be shared equally between three charities – Scottish Cot Death Trust, Mary’s Meals and the Bobby Moore Fund in partnership with Cancer Research UK.

Those attending the event are also invited to donate toiletry items for distribution locally by East Renfrewshire Good Causes – a drop-off point will be located at the entrance to the church.

Children from Netherlee primary school choir will be singing three songs and the programme on the night will include an upbeat mix of Christmas carols and popular songs, including a medley from the musical Joseph, with the school choir.

Sounds International is led by founder/musical director/vocal coach Eddie Binnie from Newton Mearns and accompanist/assistant conductor, Richard Scholfield, a former pupil of Williamwood High School now studying full time at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow. Richard is well known locally as he also a member of the Williams Jazz Quartet.

Founded in 2003, to date Sounds International has raised over £80,000 for charities and other good causes.

It now has around 100 members of all ages and has won widespread respect and recognition for its ethos of promoting a closer understanding between people of all beliefs, nationalities and cultures through the unifying effects of music.

The choir was granted charitable status in 2006. For more details visit www.singglasgow.co.uk