Ythan Singers’ concert of sacred music in Ellon

The Ythan Singers gave a concert which was well received at Elgin Baptist Church.

The Ythan Singers gave a concert which was well received at Elgin Baptist Church.

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The Ythan Singers recently performed a concert of sacred music at Elgin Baptist Church, with their conductor Morag Paton and accompanist Rosemary Lund.

It featured several John Rutter pieces and also some by Howard Goodall.

The ladies of the choir sang several modern sacred pieces and there were solos given by Jennifer Strachan, Carole Fox and Hazel Wilkins.

Rutter’s “A Gaelic Blessing” closed the concert.

The Ythan Singers wore their new uniform for the first time - the women wearing blue-green blouses representative of the River Ythan, while the men wore matching ties.

The congregation were extremely appreciative of the concert and the collection at the door was for Elgin Street Pastors, who help anyone requiring assistance in the town on Saturday nights.

Their role is of caring without prejudice, listening to everyone without judgment and helping anyone in need on the streets.

Members of the choir met at Elgin’s Eight Acres Hotel for high tea before performing at the concert.

One member of the group became lost but arrived at the venue in time thanks to two local women who actually got into the car to take the singer directly there.

Several of the singers decided to make a weekend of the trip and stayed on at the hotel following their church event.

The weekend was rated a great success and the group unanimously decided to hold another away weekend soon.