A rousing chorus in Lundin Links

Choirmaster Colin Douglas
Choirmaster Colin Douglas

ITS members may have been together for barely 10 weeks, but the newest group in town cast aside all inhibitions to raise the roof through song last week.

The Lundin Links Community Choir, led by musical maestro Colin Douglas, held its first-ever open rehearsal at the Montrave Hall – and the event was deemed a great success,

“The audience loved it and we had them all join in,” said Colin (65).

“The choir make a lovely, lovely sound!”

Back in January, the Mail ran an article describing how the experienced conductor and his wife, Anne, had moved to Fife from Wales and were seeking people to join Colin’s new venture.

“The response was phenomenal,“ he explained.

“We had over 60 people turn up on the first night and we currently have around 70 on the books.

He continued: “It was quite heartwarming. We had people come up to us saying they were so pleased the choir had started up; that the village needed something like this.”

The choir sings a cappella (without instrumental accompaniment), which leaves the group quite exposed, but Colin stressed this was no obstacle to people joining and no-one would be turned away.

“We had quite a few that were timid or cautious about the whole thing but, from my perspective, there’s no such thing as singing badly or wrongly.

“One guy said he was really scared before the open rehearsal, but he addressed his fears! The experience is quite empowering.

Even after a set of 10 songs, the performance didn’t stop there.

”Afterwards we all retired to the Lundin Links Hotel and we sang on in the lounge,” Colin said.

The choir is always looking for more members and people of all abilities and ages are welcome to pop along to rehearsals at the Montrave Hall in Lundin Links.

The next meeting takes place on Tuesday, April 16.

For more information contact Colin Douglas on 01333 329663.