Hamilton Caledonian Bowling Club
Male Voice Choir
In the beginning
To the best our knowledge, our Choir is the only male voice choir in the UK to be attached to a bowling club. In late 1945 a group of bowlers used to gather around the clubhouse piano for an impromptu sing-
The main aim of the Choir is to promote male voice singing in Lanarkshire and surrounding areas, and to give concerts to groups, such as church guilds, who enjoy listening to male voices in harmony. We also perform fund-
Lanarkshire Festival of Male Voice Choirs
Every year we take part in the Lanarkshire Festival of Male Voice Choirs, which is held in the Hamilton Town House in March. This is an opportunity for the member choirs to entertain their faithful followers in a non-
Scottish Massed Male Voice Choir
The Choir was a member of the Scottish Massed Male Voice Choir, which performed several concerts in the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, the final one to celebrate the coming of the new Millennium, before being formally disbanded in 2004.
BBC “Songs of Praise”
We have appeared in several BBC “Songs of Praise” programmes, the most memorable being from Glamis Castle to celebrate the Queen Mother’s 100th Birthday (see photograph) and from Glamis Parish Church following the death of the Queen Mother. The most recent programme, in 2006, was “The Big Sing-
In 1998 the Choir represented the former Hamilton District Council at a Music Festival in our twinned town, Chatellerault, France. In 2005 we toured in the North of England, raising funds for several charities. We have also visited Northern Ireland twice: firstly in 2001 and, more recently, in May 2007, when we helped churches in Carrickfergus and Aghadowey, near Coleraine, raise a total of around £3000. See our “Contact Us” page for more information.
Arriving at Glamis Castle, on a very sunny day, to take part in the recording of the BBC “Songs of Praise” to celebrate the Queen Mother’s