High School tunes up for festive concert

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With their Christmas concert just around the corner, the Brechin High School’s Chamber Ensemble is in the final stage of preparations.

The Ensemble, which was first established in 2004, consists of nine string pupils aged 13 to 17. Although the original members have long since left school, the ensemble has continued to flourish.

Over the years, the ensemble has become well known for its performances in and around Angus.

Hazel Judge, upper strings instructor of Angus Council, who works with the pupils on a weekly basis, said: “We are going for a fairly light-hearted programme to put everybody in the Christmas spirit. The programme varies from Bach’s ‘Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring’ to ‘Winter Wonderland’ and ‘Let it Snow!’.

“We are very fortunate this year to have some highly gifted singers amongst the string players, and they will be singing some Christmas classics such as ‘Chestnuts roasting on an open fire’ and ‘O Holy Night’.”

The concert is on Monday, December 16, at 7 p.m. at the Mechanics’ Hall, Brechin. Tickets at the door and include mince pies and refreshments.