Ragamuffins ready to shine at Evening Express Carol Concert

Kids from Ragamuffins will perform at the Evening Express Carol Concert.

With less than 24 hours until the Evening Express annual Carol Concert, children and adults alike are preparing to bring joy to the world.

Taking part in this year’s festivities is Aberdeen drama group Ragamuffins.

Made up of children aged between six and 13, the group is well versed in performing for large audiences.

Shona Smith, production manager for Ragamuffins, said: “The kids are very excited and have been working hard for the concert.

“We took part in last year’s concert as well.

“It’s always nice to take part as it gives a little taste of what we do.”

She added: “A lot of the kids can take it in their stride because they’re used to performing in front of audiences.

“They do still get nervous but it won’t faze them as much as it might for other kids.”

Ragamuffins will be performing three festive songs at this year’s concert – What Is Christmas, Shake Up The Happiness and a special Christmas medley.

With such a wide age range, the group’s older children are able to help out the younger performers.

Shona said: “The older kids do tend to keep the younger ones right, so that they’re not left unsure of what to do. The young ones are very switched on though and great performers. All the kids have bonded really well in the group.

“We haven’t had the chance to have many rehearsal days for the concert so we’ve had to work hard.”

She added it was great to take part in a festive event.

She said: “It’s nice to take part in something a bit different for us.

“The concert also kicks off Christmas, so it’s really nice to be involved in something festive. I’m sure it will be a wonderful night and we’re all excited for it.”

The Evening Express Carol Concert will take place over two nights – tomorrow and Wednesday –  from 7pm at St Mark’s Church in Rosemount Viaduct.

Tickets for both of this year’s carol concerts are available to buy online from bit.ly/2zxMaP3 or from Aberdeen Box Office.