Sing carols for children’s cancer charity

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The Priory Singers – formerly South Lincolnshire United Chorale – are busy rehearsing for their big Christmas concert in aid of the children’s cancer charity, CLIC Sargent.

Musical director Malcolm Grief is inviting one and all to attend “Christmas is Coming” at 2.45pm on Sunday, December 11 in The United Reformed Church, Pinchbeck Road, Spalding.

As well as listening to a great musical treat, the audience will have an opportunity to sing festive favourites such as ‘Hark! The Herald Angels Sing’ and ‘Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer’.

Admission is free but there will be a retiring collection for the charity.

Since the choir was formed in 1974, members have raised more than £40,000 for CLIC Sargent, named after celebrated musician Sir Malcolm Sargent.

Local patients benefit from the charity’s work and the family of Pinchbeck lad Callum Pite (13), who has been battling cancer, recently gave £3,258 to the CLIC Sargent Ward at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge.

Mr Grief said: “Everyone is welcome and we hope to have as near a full house as possible to support this charity, which has go generously supported quite a few local families since its formation after Sir Malcolm Sargent’s death in 1967.”

Among those taking part in the concert are organist Geoffrey Spencer, Cathy Spencer (flute), Naomi Baldwin (clarinet) and Joshua Baldwin (piano).

The programme includes ‘Go Tell it on a Mountain’, ‘O Come, All Ye Faithful’, ‘When a Child is Born’, ‘Mary Had a Baby’, ‘Little Drummer Boy’ and ‘While Shepherds Watched’.