The choir will be taking part in this year's Inverness Music Festival. We'll sing at Eden Court Theatre on Monday 4th March at 7pm. Our two pieces will be taken from the works we're performing in April: 'Magnificat' from John Rutter's work of the same name, and 'Sanctus' from Haydn's Nelson Mass. Do encourage friends and family to come along on the night.
Tickets £4, £3 and £1 - ask at the box office.
It's nearly Choral Coffee Morning time again! Make a note in your diary now and encourage friends and family to come along - it's a great way to spend the morning while supporting the Choral. Sheila Bruce plays lovely melodies on the grand piano, there's a great raffle, an excellent chance of winning on the bottle stall and loads of delicious home baking to sample with your coffee or tea, or to buy to take home.
Inverness Town House, 10am to 12pm, Saturday 9th March.
2018 Carolthon - Stop Press: we've raised £4,632 to be shared with partner charity, Inverness Foodstuff!
Our annual Carolthon took place on Saturday 15 December when we sang in the Eastgate Centre, Inverness, in shifts from 10.30am to 4.30pm, with a larger group singing between 12.30 and 1.30pm.
There was a good crowd listening and many generous donations made - our partner charity Inverness Foodstuff's collectors working hard with their collecting buckets all day. Watch this space to find out how much we raised, with more money to come by way of sponsorship. There are some photos of the first 'shift' below and in the photo galleries section, but do visit our Facebook page for more photos and video clips.
Founded in February 2015, Inverness Foodstuff regularly welcomes around 30-40 of Inverness’s 130 registered homeless people to their drop-in café.
Every Tuesday and Thursday, and Saturday afternoons, year round, including Christmas, some of the 86 volunteers provide food, help, support and advice in the warm, cheery atmosphere in the Ness Bank Church Hall.
Local retailers donate unsold food which is turned into delicious meals by the volunteer cooks.
There’s free wifi access, 6 laptops, advice about employability, benefits, healthcare, hairdressing – all boosting wellbeing and self respect and leading to new friendships and positive change.
Even with discounted rental cost from the church and only one paid part-time employee, it still costs £25,000 per annum to run the project.
Treasurer Bob Glover said “We were delighted that this vital community resource was recognised in June when we were finalists in the Scottish Charity Awards 2018. This national recognition was a tremendous boost for our hardworking and committed volunteers. We’re delighted to be chosen as the charity partner for the Choral Society’s annual Carolthon and would be very grateful for every penny raised”.
(Pictured right is the charity's Treasurer, Bob Glover, together with Carolthon organisers Carol and Mandy).