Choir concert for local charities

Hartlepool Male Voice Choir who will join Arbroath Male Voice Choir for a unique massed choir grand charity concert in St Andrew's Church next Friday, September 20.
Hartlepool Male Voice Choir who will join Arbroath Male Voice Choir for a unique massed choir grand charity concert in St Andrew's Church next Friday, September 20.

Arbroath Male Voice Choir will welcome guests from Hartlepool for a charity concert in St Andrew’s Church next Friday, September 20.

The well-known local choir which draws members from across Angus and Dundee, will be joining forces with Hartlepool Male Voice Choir from the north east of England for a great evening of music and fun, all in aid of local charities.

Arbroath Male Voice Choir president, Kenny Southorn, said: “This is the first time in decades that two large male voice choirs have came together for a massed concert in Arbroath. There will be around 80 singers on stage plus some special guests too. We are looking forward to welcoming the Hartlepool lads and their supporters and ensuring that they have good memories of singing with us, enjoying our friendship and the beautiful local countryside.”

The concert is in aid of three local charities, Arbroath Lifeboat, Angus Carers and the St Andrew’s Church Malawi Project.

Mr Southorn continued: “The concert will be divided into sections to give each choir an opportunity in the spotlight as well as plenty of chances to come together to demonstrate the real power and passion of male voice choir singing.

“To balance things we have some solo spots from our supporting lady artistes, Ella Clapperton, Suzanne Renwick, Rachel Smart and Maggie Findlay.

“There is a good mixed programme of songs, with something to please everyone. If you’ve never been to a male voice choir concert before, this is a great introduction, so come along and enjoy it!”

The Grand Charity Concert starts at 7.30 p.m. on Friday, September 20, in St Andrew’s Church, Arbroath. Tickets are priced £6.

This will be Hartlepool Male Voice Choir’s first visit to Arbroath.