Eastwood Choral Society marks anniversary with gala concert

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Eastwood Choral Society is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year.

To mark the occasion, the society is holding a gala concert on Sunday, May 19 at St Margaret’s Church Newlands.

It will be joined by a 12-piece orchestra and two well-established young opera singers.

The society is presenting an operatic repertoire including many well-known pieces from composers such as Verdi, Gluck and Purcell.

The Eastwood choir was originally formed through the merging of several church choirs from the Eastwood area. It’s very first performance was a ‘Messiah for All’.

Anne Brooks, treasurer, explained: “We are a mixed voice adult choir, based in Giffnock and drawing members from across East Renfrewshire and South Glasgow.

“The aims of the choir have endured over the years and include encouraging people of all ages to sing and involving the local community whenever possible. We hope the community will come and celebrate our anniversary with us.”

Eastwood Choral Society Gala Concert takes place on Sunday, May 19; 3pm at St. Margaret’s Church, Newlands.

Tickets (£12 for adults £6 for children) will be available on the door or can be obtained from any choir member or by emailing gillatecs@gmail.com.