Choir helps light up church

St Michaels Church lighting appeal
St Michaels Church lighting appeal

One of Edinburgh’s leading amateur choirs is to give a carol concert in Linlithgow’s St Michael’s Parish Church in aid of the re-lighting appeal for the church.

The new lights were switched on last week but the ‘Empowered’ fundraising appeal continues in the hope of closing the final gap between money raised and the expected £306,000 final cost.

The Edinburgh-based Cadenza choir specialises in raising money for charity and will be performing its Christmas concert in St Michael’s on Saturday, December 6.

Cadenza is now a 50-strong mixed-voice choir and has come to be regarded as one of Scotland’s finest.

Its Edinburgh Festival Fringe concerts have in recent years attracted capacity audiences at Greyfriars Kirk.

The Christmas programme is a more light-hearted event with carols, old and new, and an opportunity for some audience participation.

Tickets for the concert, which starts at 7.30pm, are now available from the church office in Cross House. Any unsold advance tickets will be available at the door on the evening of the performance.

Rev Dr Stewart Gillan, minister at St Michaels, said: “This is a great opportunity to hear one of Scotland’s finest choirs in full voice, as well as supporting the church in its efforts to meet the costs of the new lighting installation.

“I am sure it will be a sell out performance and urge people to get their tickets early.”