“With one song, we can scale the highest mountain. With one song, we can span the widest sea. When we sing, our voices blend in harmony, and together we’ll build a better world.”
— from "With One Song" by Douglas Wagner
A Choired Taste is a choir where members meet to enjoy the pleasure, fellowship and fun of singing together, while raising funds for deserving charities.
“Music produces the kind of pleasure which human beings cannot be without” (Beethoven). The growth and development of A Choired Taste is witness to that statement. Its first concert in St Marnock’s Church, organised by the organist, Liam Baillie, involved church choir members and friends from St Marnock’s Church, joining with other churches in Kilmarnock to form a larger choir for a one-off charity concert. It was so enjoyed that this small group of 28 members continued to perform to raise funds. By January 2009, a committee was formed and the name chosen for the choir. By May 2009, the choir, now 42 members, sang to a capacity audience of 900 people in the town hall in a Memorial concert for the son of a choir member, Stuart Murray.
Since then, the membership has increased to over 60 members and we have sung in Summer and Christmas concerts each year as well as accepting invitations from churches, guilds, charities, town festivals and other organisations to perform all over Ayrshire.
All of the money we raise goes to charity and we have donated over £40,000 in our short existence. Read more about our charities here.
We have broadened our appeal further by completing two concert tours in Ireland and a tour of Belgium where amongst other performances, took part in the emotional Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate, Ypres.
We have also been awarded first place in the mixed choir category of the Glasgow Music Festival several times, as well as winning Overall best choir in Ayrshire Music Festival every time we have entered.