Listen to an extract from Haydn’s Creation, performed in 1976, under the direction of David Knox.
Our founder, David Knox, created the Strathaven Choral Society in 1972 to bring great Classical Music to the wider population of Lanarkshire by combining amateur, but highly trained singers, with professional soloists and orchestral musicians. Today, we might add that we are here, simply for people who love to sing, and for audiences who love to listen to us singing!
Since 1972 we have performed a very wide and varied repertoire, from Baroque to Bang-up-to-date (see our Archive) We are members of Making Music, an umbrella organisation that represents and supports over 2,850 amateur music groups.
In common with most choirs* SCS has a longstanding relationship with upcoming soloists, as witnessesd by this 1986 piece from ‘The Herald’:
JUDITH Howarth, the Glasgow-trained soprano who is currently taking London’s Royal Opera House by storm, left the Covent Garden limelight yesterday to perform in Hamilton Town Hall.
Miss Howarth, 27, came to Scotland to fulfil an engagement with the Strathaven Choral Society. She performed Mozart’s Requiem and Hayden’s Paukenmesse to rapturous applause.
You can read about the people who have been vital to building Strathaven Choral Society throughout the years by visiting the pages listed on the menu to the left.