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Octave Charity Concert


Following the success of their previous concerts, the highly regarded singing ensemble Octave are preparing to take to the stage again for their annual charity concerts.

The group, who hail from across Lanarkshire, are preparing a brand new programme of music including Broadway musicals, classical and popular music.

Members Janis Cunningham, from Wishaw, John McKenzie, Motherwell’s Esther O’Hara and Raymond Tulips, Jonathan Procter, Kirsty Ross, Julie Thomson and Carol Whitelaw are looking forward to the concerts entitled Octave 5till GLO-ing and will be held from September 2 to 5 in Motherwell’s GLO Auditorium.

The group were formed by renowned local musical director, David Fisher, back in 2011 and since then have been performing at various charity and fundraising events over the last four years.

Despite winning a series of awards all the groups work is entirely voluntary with a number of local and national charities benefiting from their concerts.

In 2011 to 2013 respectively, the group were able to donate £1,000 to the British Heart Foundation, Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centre (then based at Wishaw General Hospital) and Diabetes UK Scotland with £1,250 to The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice in 2014. The group’s nominated charity for 2015 is Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland.

The September shows will feature songs from Phantom of the Opera, The Sound of Music and Evita and some lesser known musicals such as Mame and Sister Act plus numbers from Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Abba and Stevie Wonder.

Tickets for the shows cost £11 and £12 and are available from Shona Fisher on 01698 721607 or by emailing