Choir bring Christmas cheer inside

Arbroath Male Voice Choir at last year's Christmas Concert.
Arbroath Male Voice Choir at last year's Christmas Concert.

This weekend the chestnuts are roasting on an open fire, the bells are jingling and the halls are decked – it can only mean one thing!

It must be time once again for the Arbroath Male Voice Choir to host their annual Christmas Concert at St Andrew’s Church, Arbroath, on Sunday (December 14).

The 40-strong choir will be joined by special guests The Round O Kid’s Chorus and the fabulous Arbroath Instrumental Band in what promises to be a great evening of seasonal song and merriment.

Arbroath Male Voice Choir president Kenny Southorn said: “We have a great programme of songs this year, all designed to bring that warm glow inside!

“There is a pleasing mix of the melodiously haunting to the foot-tapping bright and breezy, so there is definitely something to please everyone.

“Music is a language which spans the generations and we are delighted The Round O Kid’s Chorus are taking part in our Christmas Concert this year.”

He continued: “The Christmas Concerts wouldn’t be the same without our friends the Arbroath Instrumental Band, and we are glad they could be with us once again.

“We look forward to their performances under the expert leadership of Michael Robertson.

“The audience will have the opportunity to exercise their vocal chords with 5 familiar ‘carols for all’ throughout the evening, we hope that everybody will join in the seasonal singing and there might just be a few surprises!”

The choir will be under the musical direction of Sheena Guthrie and accompanist will be Brian Hirst.

The concert starts at 7.30 p.m. on Sunday at St Andrew’s Church, 21 Hamilton Green, and admission is by ticket which cost £6 and these are available on the door or from choir members.