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Highland Hospice Christmas concert returns to Inverness Cathedral to bring cheer

By Andrew Dixon

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The event was staged at Inverness Cathedral last winter.
The event was staged at Inverness Cathedral last winter.

Dalneigh Primary pupils will take centre stage at an annual fundraising Christmas concert this weekend.

They will kick-off the show with a rendition of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer at Inverness Cathedral.

Concert organiser Liz MacIntyre said: “This year's Magical Night of Christmas Songs at the Cathedral will take place on Saturday, December 9 and we are looking forward to welcoming a number of incredible singers from across the Highlands to once again help people get into the spirit of Christmas.

“We have an incredible, upbeat programme of songs that will be performed by artists and singers from the city and across the Highlands.

“Once again, we are delighted to be welcoming pupils from Dalneigh Primary School, who will be opening the show for us with their well-rehearsed performance of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

“We are extra-pleased to welcome past winners from Ness Factor, but we are also looking forward to having performances from some of the performers from this year’s Stars in their Eyes – both incredible fundraising events for Highland charities.

“One of this year’s performers, who have been with us in previous years told us that this is the event in the year they most look forward to taking part in. So that was a real boost to us to hear that – as it means the show also means something to those taking part, as well as those watching."

The event was staged at Inverness Cathedral last winter.
The event was staged at Inverness Cathedral last winter.

There are still a a number of tickets left – and they can also be purchased on the door on the night.

Liz added: "The feedback we get is always fantastic, so we encourage everyone to get in the spirit and come along and enjoy some great Christmas songs on Saturday night.

“I think most families in the Highlands have a link with the Highland Hospice, so we are always lucky that our tickets sell out very quickly. And although we want to raise as much as we possibly can for the hospice, unfortunately, like many events we have seen our costs rise – and as such we have had no choice but to reflect that in our tickets prices this year, which we hope people will understand. All of the organisers and performers give their time free of charge, with all funds raised being donated to the Highland Hospice.”

This year’s show will once again be hosted by James Martin, who will also be performing for the first time since the show returned post-Covid.

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