Cirencester Choral Society’s Christmas Concert will take place on Tuesday, December 17 in Cirencester Parish Church.

This year, the society’s biennial Christmas concert will be raising funds for The Churn Project.

In addition to favourite traditional carols for both choir and audience, conducted by Carleton Etherington with David Whitehead on the organ, the Cirencester-born and nationally accomplished actress of stage and screen Judith Paris will entertain with seasonal readings.

To complete the programme, the society is also welcoming saxophonist Lydia Kenny, winner of the Gloucestershire Young Musician of the Year 2018 competition, who will be accompanied on the piano by Damian Kenny.

CEO of The Churn Project, Fran Embleton-Smith said: “At The Churn we believe that every person we encounter matters and should be included and involved in their community. We strive to make life better for the people who need us most, working to reduce and prevent isolation, promoting wellbeing, and supporting people through crisis by providing early help and interventions. Funds raised by the Christmas Concert will help us to continue to support the more than 1,900 local people who come to us for help each year.”

Tickets for the concert are now on sale and are available from members of the Choral Society and the Cirencester Visitor Information Centre, who will take credit cards on 01285 654180 or The Churn Project at 14–16 The Waterloo. Tickets are £10 for adults and free for accompanied children under 18 (though U18s need a ticket so that seating provision can be managed).