Charities to benefit from Christmas concerts

October 27 2017

ALVESTON Singers will stage their traditional Christmas concerts in the village and neighbouring Thornbury to both entertain audiences and help two charities.

ALVESTON Singers will stage their traditional Christmas concerts in the village and neighbouring Thornbury to both entertain audiences and help two charities.

The choir has chosen John Rutter’s Magnificat as its main work for this year’s performances, with soloist Lowri Bufton.

It will be followed by carols for the choir and audience, including the first performance of a new carol specially written for the singers.

Led by conductor James Davies and accompanied by Sue Phillipson-Masters, the first concert will be held in the United Reformed Church, Chapel Street, Thornbury, at 7.30pm on Saturday, December 9.

St Helen’s Church in Alveston will host the second performance on Tuesday, December 12, also at 7.30pm.

Admission for both events is free but there will be retiring collections for the Julian Trust, which helps the homeless, and Off the Record, a mental health charity for young people.