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Monday 11th December in Ellon Parish Church.
The Ythan Singers’ Christmas concert began with John Rutter’s wonderful “Magnificat”.
The whole choir had spent the last few months working incredibly hard with Alison Young and Rosemary Lund to produce a performance of which they could be really proud. The performance also included beautiful solos from Jennifer Strachan and Hazel Wilkins.
The second part was made up of many Christmas favourites including “Ding Dong Merrily on High”, the “Nativity Carol” and “In the Bleak Midwinter” which featured soloists Jennifer Strachan and Jean Stevenson. Ythan Singers’ very own quartet led by Carole Addison again produced a Christmas musical gem. The audience joined enthusiastically in Carols for All.
The collection on the door for the charity “toilet twinning” (www.toilettwinning.org) raised £345.
The Ythan Singers would like to thank such an appreciative audience for turning out on such a cold snowy night.
FIRST RESPONDER PRESENTATION
At their rehearsal on Monday the Ythan Singers were delighted to present a cheque for £900 to Ellon First Responders.
The money was raised at the choir's summer concert in June and will help this new group, whom the Scottish Ambulance Service describe a Community First Responder as a member of the public who volunteers to help their community by responding to medical emergencies while the ambulance is on its way, with equipment.
The June concert was conducted by Mrs Alison Young who took up the post of Musical Director for the Ythan Singers after Christmas.
The Singers are now rehearsing for their Christmas concert on December 11th at 7.30pm in Ellon Parish Church and features John Rutter's Magnificat and a selection of Christmas music, including some well known and well loved carols.
Alison Reeves of Making Music recently visited Ythan Singers, pictured here with Chairman Brian.