The Farmers Choir – a choir comprising famers and people from the farming community across Scotland – is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a concert in Paisley Town Hall in aid of Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland.
The concert takes place on Saturday 25th November at 7.30pm at the newly refurbished town hall, with all proceeds going to Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland.
The choir was formed in September 2013 after a call to past and present young farmer members to take part in the 75th Anniversary Concert of the Scottish Association of Young Farmers Clubs (SAYFC). Rehearsals took place weekly on Sunday afternoons at Lanark Market and on the 30th November 2013, 160 members took to the stage at The Hydro Arena, Glasgow.
The initial idea was to have a one-off concert, however it turned out to be the start of an amazing journey where the choir has performed at events all over Scotland, including regular appearances at The Royal Highland Show.
The Paisley Town Hall performance will cover a range of modern classics from songs by Sting and the Electric Light Orchestra to Maroon 5, Gary Barlow, and Sam Smith.
Choir Director, Kate Picken MBE, said: “We have a fantastic programme of popular songs and delighted to have well known farmer and story teller, Doug Telfer as our compere.
“The concert is sure to be a fun filled night of entertainment for all ages.”
Louise Macleod, Community and Corporate Events Coordinator at Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland said: “We are so grateful to the Farmers Choir for choosing to support CHSS at their 10th anniversary concert. They are real fundraising heroes! “All funds raised go to ensuring that we support the 1 in 5 people in Scotland who live with a chest, heart or stroke condition or Long Covid to ensure that they can live life to the full.”
Tickets are available for £22 via The Farmers Choir 10th Anniversary Concert 2023 (ticketsolve.com)
To find out more about fundraising for Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland visit www.chss.org.uk/supportus/fundraise-for-us