Octave bringing Broadway to Motherwell venue

The award-winning group known as Octave are set to perform locally.
The award-winning group known as Octave are set to perform locally.

A popular music group are to perform a crowd-pulling repertoire of top hits from Broadway musicals in Motherwell fundraising concerts.

Octave, led by Bellshill-born musical director David Fisher, aim to raise case for Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland over four nights in Motherwell’s GLO auditorium.

And they are promising music fans an evening to remember, with a packed programme of all-time favourites in an all-new show.

Besides Broadway hits, the ensemble’s programme will include classical and popular music, with something to suit literally every taste.

In 2013 Octave were awarded the Best in Class honour in the Mixed Voice Choir section of the Glasgow Music Festival– and aim to show their winning form in Motherwell’s GLO centre from Wednesday, September 2, to Saturday, September 5, (starts 7.30pm on each night).

The group are entirely voluntary and, after the deduction of running costs, surplus funds are given to charity.

From 2011 to 2013 Octave were able to donate £1,000 to the British heart Foundation, Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centre (based at Wishaw General Hospital) and Diabetes UK Scotland and they handed £1,250 to The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice in 2014.

This time around the group hope to raise an equally impressive amount for their chosen charity, Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland

Last year the group performed at fundraising concerts for Larkhall & District Inner Wheel and the Scottish Bible Society, helping both these organisations raise over £1,000 to fund the many good causes they support.

The group have also performed smaller concerts and guest nights, for example in Uddingston, St Machan’s Church in Larkhall and Coltness, besides a star turn at the police college at Tulliallan.

Apart from their Bellshill founder and director, most of the group are from Motherwell – where, as on past occasions, they’re hoping for generous local support.

Tickets are available from the GLO centre bookshop, or e-mail Shona Fisher

They are priced at £11 for the Wednesday and Thursday, and £12 for the Friday and Saturday.