Kids are in fine voice for big concert date
Charity gig with stars
An award-winning Lanarkshire theatre group is set to share the same bill as some of Scotland’s top musicians.
The Ups and Downs Theatre Group’s Choir 21 will be the opening act for a special concert in March next year.
They will be performing at the Sandfest Concert in Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow on March 18 alongside The Bluebells, Clare Grogan, Grahame Skinner and compere Sanjeev Kohli from Still Game.
And the house band Sandford City Rockers will be made up of musicians from Aztec Camera, Del Amitri and Love and Money.
The evening will celebrate the best of Scotland’s music from the 1980s.
All proceeds raised will go towards Down’s Syndrome Scotland, who support families who have a child or adult living with Down’s syndrome. Vicki Mccluskey, president of the Ups and Downs Theatre Group, said: “We are so excited to announce that Choir 21, which will consist of 21 members of the group, will be opening for a very special Sandfest Concert.
“Sandfest promises to be an amazing night celebrating some of the very best 80s acts that Scotland has to offer, with all the proceeds going to Down’s Syndrome Scotland.
“We are absolutely thrilled to be given this opportunity. Tickets are certain to sell out quickly.”
Ups and Downs is made up of children and young adults with Down’s syndrome, and their siblings.
It was formed in 1995 and the following year staged a show at Motherwell Civic Centre.
Since then, the annual show has gone from strength to strength and the youngsters now perform at Hamilton Town House.
The next run of performances will be in March 2018.
Choir 21 Members of Ups and Downs Theatre group are all set to perform next year