WINCHESTER Community Choir ’s Christmas concert will be on Tuesday December 10 at 8pm in The United Church, Jewry Street.

It has been performing in the city since 2005. Its 100 members have raised £40,000 for local charities during that time.

Carolyn Robson, its music director, said: “We will be performing a very varied repertoire on the night, from Bach to the great American songbook, Hampshire Mummers music to traditional carols with a twist (try singing “While shepherd watched” to The Archers theme tune and you’ll understand what I mean).”

We are supported by some special guests during the evening - The Hyde Pipers, an ensemble that play the Northumbrian small pipes, an instrument described as "the most civilized of the bagpipes..."

Proceeds from the concert will be donated to two local charities: Homestart – the leading charity in family support and the Winchester Night Shelter that offers accommodation and help to homeless people.

Tickets are £7 for adults, £5 for children under 13, available from or by telephoning 07764 794764.

The choir is actively recruiting new singers to join in January when It starts rehearsing it’s a new repertoire. Email the same address if you’re interested in singing with the choir next term.