The Evening Express is once again getting in the Christmas spirit with its popular Carol Concert.
Each year, talented youngsters from schools and clubs across the North-east lead the festivities in a two-day event.
This year’s concert, on December 5 and 6, will take place in St Mark’s Church in Rosemount Viaduct, as the Music Hall continues to undergo its multi-million pound renovations.
Jenny Cranna, head teacher at Torry Academy, is once again organising the event.
She said: “There are 21 different schools and groups taking part in this year’s event.
“There will be instrumental groups and choirs, such as Aberdeen Concert Band, as well as theatre groups, including Aberdeen Youth Music Theatre and Ragamuffins, taking part.”
She added: “This year will have one quite special addition – Sunnybank Primary and Aberdeen School for the Deaf will be taking part and signing along.”
Jenny said the event is always special with lots of variety.
She said: “It’s a really lovely evening and it’s always a very mixed concert with everything from primary one pupils to sixth years, as well as all the bands.
“This year will have almost 500 pupils performing over the two nights.”
Many schools and groups will be returning from previous years to charm audiences, including Kirkhill Primary, Torry Academy and Hazlehead Primary.
Both concerts will be presented by Ken McLeod this year.
Ken said: “The Evening Express Carol Concert has been a Christmas feature in Aberdeen for nearly 50 years. It features children from many schools who are delighted to take part.
“There is so much interest and enter-tainment over the two nights.”
He added: “This year’s programme will be as rich and varied as ever and I’m sure people will really enjoy it.”
Tickets for this year’s carol concerts are available to buy now from bit.ly/2zxMaP3 or from Aberdeen Box Office.