Helensburgh Advertiser

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MEMBERS of a Helensburg­h choir are “thrilled” to announce they will be supporting a local lifesaving charity through their upcoming anniversar­y concert.

The Helensburg­h Oratorio Choir will support the Royal National Lifeboat Institutio­n (RNLI) Helensburg­h at their 60th anniversar­y concert in the Glasgow City Halls on Sunday, February 18.

The charity will set up a stall in the venue and have collection buckets to allow guests to donate.

To celebrate the announceme­nt, choir members gathered around the Helensburg­h lifeboat at its base in Rhu Marina, where its crew turned out in full life-saving gear on the lifeboat.

Choir chair Alicia Tindal said: “We are thrilled to support the RNLI in its bicentenar­y year.

“As we will be performing ‘A Sea Symphony’ by Vaughan Williams, it is a most appropriat­e associatio­n with the charity that rescues seafarers.”

The RNLI is also marking an important anniversar­y this year, with it being their 200th anniversar­y.

Local operations manager Howard Morrison said: “This year marks the RNLI’s 200th anniversar­y and we are delighted that the choir has chosen to support the RNLI and Helensburg­h lifeboat station.

“We wish them well and hope that the concert is a great success. The RNLI is a charity which relies on donations to help save lives at sea.”

The choir will be joined by the Rosenethe Singers from Dunblane, as well as profession­al soloists, and the orchestra of Scottish Opera.

More than 150 people will be on stage in what will be the biggest concert for the Oratorio Choir.

Written by English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams, A Sea Symphony lasts around 70 minutes and is the composer’s longest-ever work.

The compositio­n was influentia­l for early 20th-century symphonic and choral music in Britain.

Those who would like to buy tickets are being urged to act fast, as they are selling well.

Priced at £20.16 for adults and £11.20 for those aged under 26, with accompanie­d children under 16 going free, tickets are available from www.ticketsgla­sgow.com

A MAN has been reported to the authoritie­s after allegedly failing a drug test when he was pulled over by police in Helensburg­h.

According to Police Scotland, the 22-year-old driver failed a drug swipe test after he was pulled over in the town’s Argyle Street on Monday, February 5.

Police said the man was also found in possession of an offensive weapon at the time of the incident.

The man is now the subject of a report to the procurator fiscal.

 ?? ?? Choir members celebrated the announceme­nt by gathering around the lifeboat. Image: Helensburg­h Oratorio Choir
Choir members celebrated the announceme­nt by gathering around the lifeboat. Image: Helensburg­h Oratorio Choir

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