Choir sings out for Help for Heroes

THE Glasgow Phoenix Choir will perform a special concert to mark their diamond jubilee celebrations this Sunday in St Andrew’s Church, Arbroath at 2.30 pm.

All proceeds will be donated to Help for Heroes’s RM Condor Memorial Garden which provides a peaceful space where serving and former personnel and their families can be alone with their thoughts or spend time with their loved ones.

The concept was the brainchild of 45 Commando Group, commanding officer Lieutenant Colonel Oliver Lee who realised that, other than the base’s small chapel, his men and their families had nowhere to go to reflect on their hopes, fears and all too often, losses

The Glasgow Phoenix Choir rose out of the ashes of the world famous Glasgow Orpheus Choir and this year celebrates its diamond Jjubilee. The choir performs over 40 concerts per year, taking their special blend of choral music on tour twice a year, both here in the UK and in Europe. Their reputation continues to grow, performing traditional choral pieces from sacred to modern. It has recently embarked on a series of recordings. On sale at the concert will be the popular recording Songs of Solace which has recently been awarded a gold disc. The choir has raised over £1.5m for many charities in the 60 years of its existence – which resulted in the award of the Paul Harris Fellowship from Rotary International. It features Marilyn J Smith as conductor and musical director and Cameron Murdoch – accompanist and depute conductor. Tickets priced £7.50 from the church office on 01241 431135 or online at