LMS VOICES

Led by Musical Director's, Alison Cravens and Rachel Hyslop, LMS Voices is our “concert party” wing and all playing members of  Loudoun Musical Society are eligible to join.  It can be an excellent stepping stage for those who feel they’re not quite ready to audition for principal parts in our shows, but many of our Principals are also involved.  The age span of the group is from 16 to over 70 and we all enjoy the variation of musical styles this affords.

We rehearse and perform throughout the year and rehearsals during the summer months are curtailed to ensure that they do not clash with those for our annual show.

We have performed in various venues, from tiny little halls, heated with coal fires for the rural institutes, to the Palace Theatre.  Our aim is to provide first class musical entertainment whilst at the same time getting ourselves known to as many people as possible, resulting in increased audiences.  We don’t charge for our service, but most organisations make a small donation.  In cases where we have been asked to perform for charity, we ask that any donation be put towards that charity.

The events LMS Voices have taken part in are many and varied.  During our 2011/2012 season we were invited by East Ayrshire Council to take part in a show headlined by Jai McDowall, 2011 “Britain’s Got Talent” winner – Jai is also a member of LMS.  We were involved in the opening of Seamill Hydro’s Christmas Extravaganza where we met the lovely Lorraine Kelly. In February 2012, we took part in a concert in celebration of the life of former member, Alison Lochhead, who sadly passed away in 2011. The highlight of our 2012/2013 season was our “Sing” concert in the Palace Theatre in February.  We were delighted to perform to an almost sell out audience and, in addition, made a substantial financial profit to add to our funds. LMS Voices were also involved in a Cabaret evening at the Grange Campus in 2013 and most recently this year in the successful Spring show "Soundtracks and Showstoppers".

We thoroughly enjoy performing for our “regulars”, i.e. church Guilds, WRIs, etc. and it is an honour and a privilege to do so. We derive great satisfaction from seeing the enjoyment on the faces of our audiences and are thrilled to receive their heartfelt thanks for coming out to entertain them.  This is truly what music is all about.  It doesn’t hurt that we are always provided with the most delicious sandwiches, scones, cakes that you’ll ever taste!

 

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