Come and Sing Christmas for Marie Curie at Ayr Town Hall will be one of the biggest Christmas events in the region this year.
A celebration of Christmas music, songs and carols, it will bring together soprano Wendy-Anne Wilson, organist Marie Mortimer, the children of St. John’s Primary School, and the Ayrshire Fiddle Orchestra with the voices of the audience to form what should be the biggest choir in Ayrshire; The Town Hall Choir.
With support from South Ayrshire Council and The Rotary Club of Girvan, the event will raise money for Marie Curie Cancer Care. Wallace Galbraith MBE will be holding the evening together as MC.
Marie Mortimer said: “As a direct result of my post as organist at Girvan North Parish Church I was introduced to Michael Hitchon MBE, who spear-heads regular playing of the historic Lewis organ in Ayr Town Hall, the big brother of which is in the Kelvingrove Art Gallery in Glasgow.
“He organises and presents the series of Monday lunchtime concerts in the Town Hall: “The Organist Entertains”, and invited me to perform. As the only lady organist in the series I was given excellent publicity by the local press, and as all my concerts are for charitable causes, was able to swell the Marie Curie funds.
“Following a rehearsal, Michael, Councillor Bill Grant and I were enjoying a coffee across from the Town Hall, when “I chanced to say that the top of my ‘bucket list’, I’m 74, would be to fill the town hall with people singing along to the organ.
“So the result will be a chance for the people of Ayrshire to experience the joy of singing in a huge choir, to hear the iconic Lewis organ, and to raise money for a really worthwhile cause.”
This takes place at Ayr Town Hall on December 5th at 7.30pm.
Tickets cost: Adults: Circle £10.00, Stalls £8.00; Under 16s: £2.00. available from the Gaiety Theatre Ayr. www.ayrgaiety.co.uk tel.01292 288235. Tricia Watts (Marie Curie) has organised a coach form the Flushes Car Park, Girvan. Seats cost £15.00 including ticket. Contact Tricia on 01465 712032.