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Festive return for Highland Hospitals' Carol Concert

By Gregor White

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The concert is a popular event.
The concert is a popular event.

A MAJOR festive fundraiser is set to return to a city hotel for a second year in a row.

The Highland Hospitals’ Carol Concert raises funds for the CLIC-Sargent Young Lives Vs Cancer campaign.

This year’s concert will be held on Sunday, December 8, at 3pm in the Drumossie Suite at the Macdonald Drumossie Hotel.

It will be the 44th annual outing for the popular Christmastime event which has raised a total of £239,000 so far for children with cancer and their families living in the Highlands and Islands, including £9000 from last year’s performance.

Sponsorship for the event is being provided by around 30 local businesses including Tulloch Homes.

Chairman David Dean said: “Once again we are tremendously grateful to the choir of over 60 singers – this year including 13 new members – for the energy, hard work and good humour they bring to rehearsals and on the concert afternoon itself.

“Also with the kind support from the Estates Department at Raigmore Hospital the banner advertising the concert has been displayed on high above the main entrance for some weeks and will, no doubt, help to make sure the 2019 concert is a sell-out.”

The choir is made up of members of staff working in hospitals across the Highlands.

They will be accompanied by Sheila Bruce, with conducting duties undertaken by John Crombie.

Harry Nicoll, a professional tenor who comes from Inverness, will appear as a soloist and instrumental duties will be undertaken by Alyn Ross. Frances Campbell Geoff Blogg.

Tickets for the concert are priced at £14 each.

They are available from The Music Shop, Church Street, Inverness, with payment by card only, including a £1 surcharge.

Parking will be free at the event.

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