Longside Parish Church to host choir concert

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All roads will lead to Longside Parish Church hall on Friday, September 30 at 7.30pm for a variety concert by Longside Parish Church choir and friends.

The concert is being held to raise funds for a major refurbishment of the hall, which is used as popular facility by many village and community groups as well as by the church’s own organisations.

Originally built in 1911 the hall is now in need of modernisation and a major refit and upgrade is planned for early next year. Fundraising is well underway and Friday’s concert will help to swell the total.

As well as the choir, the concert will include entertainment by the Caroline Ramsay School of Dance and Longside church’s own Boys’ and Girls’ Brigade units.

A centrepiece of the concert will be a comic play in Doric by Gordon Hay from Longside. The play was written earlier this year for Echt Young Farmers and had its first performance in Echt Village hall in May.

The play is based on the BBC’s The Apprentice and deals with Alan Sweetiewife, a farmer from Rora, interviewing candidates for the job of Orraloon on his farm at Dubbybraes. The play is in three acts and is full of the humour and wit of the North-east. The cast for the evening will all be local Church members.Tickets are priced £5 adults; £2 children and are available from choir members or at the door on the evening.