Adopt a Composer

Shame, Shame; Fame, Fame?

Expectation! Excitement! Trepidation. All at Strathaven Choral await this evening’s Radio 3 broadcast of 2015’s Adopt a Composer piece ‘Shame, Shame, He DIes for […]

Relationships, Risks and Shortbread

Mark G Carroll’s, Strathaven Choral Society’s Adopt a Composer partner, reflections on his experience of the process have been posted on Making Music. Mark recognises […]

A Life in Five Pieces: Mark G Carroll

The second in an occasional series in which people who have made music their profession choose five pieces of music which have particular significance […]

Shame, Shame, 1

Millie, who used to sing with us writes: I listened to ‘Shame Shame’ this morning and I must admit, I was impressed!  I think […]

International Women’s Day 2

BBC Radio Three’s trails for its plans for International Women’s Day – a whole day’s worth of programmes focussing on women in classical music […]

Radical Approach to New Music

We hear that Mark Carroll has been inspired by Strathaven‘s 1820 Radicals. While an image of leader, James ‘Purlie’ Wilson may now be on […]


A forty five minute vocal workshop using only four notes and four bars Timbre, rhythm, dynamics – even a sprinkling of distracting noises (by request). […]