Cathedral set for another uplifting Christmas concert

Cathedral provides the stunning backdrop for annual Carol concert

One of the most anticipated festive evenings on the Moray calendar is set to pack them in at the Elgin Cathedral later this month.

Moray Concert Brass are hoping to get everyone into the Christmas spirit when they perform their annual “Carols at the Cathedral” concert on Saturday, December 20 from 4.30pm.

This year all the money raised will go to the Ladybird Developmental Group in Lossiemouth, A group that offers vital care for pre-school children who required additional support. Ladybird aim to further the development and maximise the potential of these children through stimulation, encouragement and education, while offering valuable respite to parents and families.

The group requires around £60,000 a year to operate, and while Moray Council provide almost a third of that total the rest is raised through donations and fundraising.

Gleen Munro, Musical Director of Moray Concert Brass, said: “I have seen first hand the fantastic work the Ladybird Developmental Group do and we are delighted that we can use our annual Carol Concert to raise money and awareness of this important local facility.

“We would really like to raise at least £1000 them so I would urge everyone in the area to come along to the cathedral, and get into the Christmas spirit by listening to some fantastic carols while supporting this worthwhile local group.”

Moray Concert Brass, part of the Moray Council’s Music Centre run by the Musical Instruction Service, perform regular concerts throughout the area and have raised money for many charities in recent years.

“These concerts are a great way for our young musicians to give something back to their communities” Mr Muntro said, adding “With our charity concerts we hope we can raise both awareness and money for worthwhile groups while providing entertainment to the wider community.”

Entry for Carols at the Cathedral will be by donation at the gate which opens at 4pm on December 20.

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