A choir bringing together staff at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital and Royal Hospital for Children will make its first public appearance tonight at Glasgow Cathedral.
The Choir, aptly named the QEUH & RHC Choir, was only formed after staff posted comments on Facebook about the tremendous efforts by staff to make it into work or stay in work during the Beast from the East.
A choir was mentioned and the hospital chaplain, Jim Meighan, took up the challenge to bring to together 100 staff members of all ages to form the new QEUH & RHC Choir.
After weeks of practice they have been invited to perform tonight at the Remembrance Service as part of The Scottish Cot Death Trust’s International Conference in Glasgow Conference.
Jim Meighan, Chaplain, said: “The idea of forming a choir was one I had been thinking of for some time.
“When the idea was posted on the QEUH staff Facebook page, I didn’t expect such a positive response.
“Every rehearsal was a joy, every mistake was a learning curve and everyone put in the time and dedication to make sure it was a roaring success.
“Over the next few months, we will arrange two in-house performances and will start to pull the music and choir together for a number of engagements, including an invite to sing in the City Chambers in December.
“We have all been blessed by being part of this journey and hopefully it will inspire similar projects and perhaps even other NHS choirs. If so, I can guarantee they will be a part of something very precious.”