Christmas concerts at Ellon Academy

Members of Ellon Academy Jazz Band: Kris Rasmussen, Gregor Lumsden, Becky Coutts, Andrew Astley, Kathryn Ritchie, Magnus Dixon, Ross McKeown and Rebecca Petrie
Members of Ellon Academy Jazz Band: Kris Rasmussen, Gregor Lumsden, Becky Coutts, Andrew Astley, Kathryn Ritchie, Magnus Dixon, Ross McKeown and Rebecca Petrie

Ellon Academy pupils and staff are set to perform their annual Music for Christmas concert next week.

The concert will take place in the new academy theatre on Wednesday, December 16, and Thursday, December 17.

Pupils and staff involved with the music department will perform a variety of instrumental and vocal music throughout the two evening performances.

David Birse, of the school’s PT creative arts faculty, said: “We are all very excited and very much looking forward to presenting our annual Christmas concert in our new venue.

“There is always a huge variety of music on show at our Ellon Academy concerts.

“Groups range from the Orchestra, Senior Concert Band, Jazz Band, String Ensemble, Guitar and Percussion Groups, along with various smaller groups like the Saxophone Quartet, Cello and Double Bass trios.

“In addition to instrumental music, there is plenty of vocal music too, the Choir, our vocal harmony group, Inspiration and some well-known Christmas Carols with audience participation.”

Tickets for the concert are available from the Ellon Academy Community Campus reception.

Tickets cost £6 for adults and £4 for concession tickets.

Everyone is welcome to come along.