This event is now in its 20th 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 Spa Grand Hall to raise £3,000 after expenses which will be split between our three beneficiaries, Willows Lull, Scarborough Survivors and Yorkshire Coast Families.
Look North presenter Harry Gration once again compered the event which featured Simone Rebello, Celebration Brass and the magnificent 110 strong united schools choir under the leadership of Paul Davidson and Karen Chalmers. 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 6pm on Christmas Day.
Special mention to the staff at the Spa complex for their help under very difficult circumstances beyond their control, 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 21st birthday concert will be held on Saturday, December 8, 2018, and tickets will be on sale on Monday, September 17, 2018.
May I wish you all a very happy Christmas.
Nigel C Wood,