In Harmony’s annual concert

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IN HARMONY Choir’s annual concert takes place in Arbroath’s West Kirk tomorrow (Friday) commencing at 7.30 p.m.

Tickets, priced £8, available at the door.

This is the choir’s first year under conductor Vicki White’s direction and the accompanist is Alice Menmuir. The ladies will be singing a varied selection of music, including excerpts from musicals, notably ‘Sister Act’, a few Scottish numbers and even a song in Swahili.

Their guests this year are local singers Jonathon Milne, Eileen Masson and John Kerr, and violinist Ross Hull from Stonehaven.

As usual most of the proceeds from the concert will be going to charity, with this year’s chosen charities being Kerr’s Miniature Railway, Arbroath; the local branch of Enable; and Ninewells Cancer Campaign.

New grant scheme

ANGUS South MSP Graeme Dey wants to see local community groups in Angus apply for grants from Scottish National Heritage’s (SNH) new Community Action Grant scheme.

He explained: “Our outdoor natural environment, particularly locally here in Angus, is a fantastic venue which can be utilised by communities for a whole host of different activities, from sport to educating children, volunteering to running a successful business.

“This scheme from SNH is specifically designed to provide the means for communities to engage with the nature on their doorstep, and I am sure many local clubs and organisations would benefit from this funding.

“As we learn more about the local natural environment we get a greater understanding of how to work with it and how it should be respected as well as enjoyed.”