Aberdeen youngsters warm up for Evening Express Carol Concert

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The Evening Express Carol Concert was set to bring festive cheer to people in Aberdeen tonight.

Talented youngsters from across the North-east were set to take to the stage at St Mark’s Church in Rosemount Viaduct for the annual celebration.

The concerts tonight and tomorrow have been organised by Jenny Cranna, head teacher at Torry Academy, and were to be presented by Ken McLeod.

Ken, the compere for the evening, said: “The two concerts are looking like they will be quite special.

“The kids are all fired up and excited to perform.

“Most of them have not performed for such a big concert before so it will be an exciting experience.

“It may be mayhem backstage with 500 kids, but it will be so much fun and the venue is a great choice to showcase the kids and their talents.”

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Fernielea Primary, Kirkhill Primary, Bridge of Don Academy, Orchard Brae Primary, Aberdeen City Music School, Aberdeen Concert Band, Skene Square Singers, Sunnybank Primary and Aberdeen School for the Deaf, Senior Aberdeen Youth Music Theatre, Glashie-burn Primary and Torry Academy were set to perform tonight.

Ken added: “Everything is shaping up to look like it is going to be a great evening, for both nights.

“I will be looking forward to raising lots of funds for many charities and causes on both days like the Evening Express has done for many years now.”

The Evening Express Carol Concert is being held at the church while renovations continue at its usual Music Hall venue.

Jenny said: “Schools all over the area are looking to make it the best concert yet.

“The programme is very varied and we have participants as young as five years old to people in their 20s.

“We’re all very excited.”

Both shows will take place at 7pm each night. The Evening Express concert has been a popular fixture on the city’s musical calendar since it first began in 1968.

Tickets are available to buy now from bit.ly/2zxMaP3 or from Aberdeen Box Office.