SoundRoutes Singers is a choir based in Hamilton. It is a friendly, inviting group whose purpose is to make music and have fun. There are no auditions and all are welcome – even those who think they can’t sing! In addition to our weekly meetings, we are also involved in charity projects and performances, and meet regularly for Big Sings and socials. Here's what our singers say about the choir:
"SoundRoutes Singers is a great place to go to sing, laugh, be happy, make new friends and just have fun times."
"Brilliant way to enjoy singing no matter your skill level...Come and join any of the groups and you will have a fabulous time."
“Singing and learning something new is a real mood booster."
Award-winning Scottish musician Shona Brown founded SoundRoutes in 2009 and since then the choirs have grown to a membership of over 400 people. They have sung to sold out audiences across Lanarkshire and Glasgow and made regular appearances at events including the Royal Highland Show, the Glasgow Winterfest, West End Festival and in the SECC.
In 2012 SoundRoute undertook a groundbreaking project – a group of our singers visited Addiewell prison in West Lothian and recorded a four track EP with the prison choir. This was the first time in the UK that a prison group had been involved in a record release. So far sales of the CD have raised over £3000 for Shelter Scotland and gathered much interest from the Scottish press.
The choirs normally meet weekly with Shona and our professional choir leaders who aim to make the sessions fun and inspiring whilst always striving for musical excellence. During the Covid-19 pandemic we continued to offer choir sessions online and created some fantastic virtual choir recordings.
“Organised to maximise singing enjoyment and minimise jargon, bureaucracy and other barriers to joining in.” Scotland on Sunday