Arran Singers in full voice at their Winter Concert

The Arran Singers perform a host of Christmas carols during an afternoon performance at the Brodick Co-op last year.

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As December approaches and people are gearing up for the coming festive season, so too, are the Arran Singers who will be hosting their winter concert in aid of various Arran charities.

Taking place on Sunday December 9 at 2pm, the concert will offer an entertaining mixture of music in a variety of styles and will include a chance for the audience to participate in some carol-singing.

Along with the Arran Singers, guest groups Vivace and Ain’t Misbehavin’ will be performing and the talented young singer, Ross Dobson will also be performing a solo.

The choir’s contribution will include Faure’s ‘Cantique de Jean Racine’ and Elgar’s beautiful ‘The Snow’ along with carols old and new. There will also be an entertaining setting of some satirical verses by Burns, a soul medley and a centenary tribute to Leonard Bernstein and soloist, John Cruickshank, will be paying tribute to the centenary of the First World War in song.

In a lighter vein, Vivace will be explaining how ‘To Knit a Hat’, while Ain’t Misbehavin’ will be trying to relive past glories by going ‘Back to the Fifties’.

Tickets are available from choir members and the Book and Card Centrein Brodick priced at £8 for adults and £3 for children, including refreshments. Proceeds, this year, will be donated to the Arran Junior Sailing Club and RNLI, in honour of Dr Angus Campbell, and the Isle of Arran Music School.