Concert: Spectacular success again

May I take this opportunity to say thank you to all those who attended the recent Festive Spectacular charity carol concert.

This event is now in its 17th year and has become a major part of Christmas season, and this year’s event once again attracted a large audience who gathered together in the marvellous surroundings of the newly refurbished Spa Grand Hall to raise £3,200 after expenses, which will be split between our two beneficiaries, Scarborough YMCA and the Cambridge Centre.

Look North presenter Harry Gration once again compered the event which featured clarinettist Andrew Piper, the newly formed Mini Manhattan Voices, Frank James, Celebration Brass and a magnificent 200 strong united schools choir under the leadership of Paul Davidson and Sylvia Jackson. All participants were superb.

I would like to say thank you to the local press for promoting the concert, BBC Radio York for recording the concert which will be broadcast at 12 noon on Christmas Day, the staff at the Spa complex for their help, and our many sponsors whose financial support is invaluable, and to the committee members who put in many hours hard work over the year.

This is a community Christmas celebration which is looked forward to by so many every year.

Thank you to everyone who has passed on many kind remarks since the concert, it is very much appreciated.

Next year’s concert will be held on Saturday December 5, 2015, and tickets will be on sale on Monday September 21, 2015.

May I wish you all a very Happy Christmas.

Nigel C Wood,


Festive Spectacular