Christmas concert tickets on sale

TICKETS are on sale for seven special fundraising Christmas concerts which will feature children from more than 30 schools.

TICKETS are on sale for seven special fundraising Christmas concerts which will feature children from more than 30 schools.

The performances at Felixstowe's Spa Pavilion are the culmination of the One Christmas project, which is aiming to raise £30,000 for Christian relief and development charity Tearfund to help children in the poorest countries.

For the seven nights from December 7 to 13, children from the various schools in the project will perform on stage - singing songs they have recorded for a CD and DVD.

The evenings will each feature 200 children, plus full live band, singers, dancers and actors and many video inserts.

Project spokesman Andrew Thomas said everything had gone well and final preparations were now taking place for the concerts.

“The CD has been mixed and sent off for duplicating, and editing of the DVD has now been taking place,” he said.

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“The CD comes out on November 29 and will be officially launched as part of the Lions Felixstowe Christmas lighting ceremony on The Triangle, and the DVD comes out on December 7.”

The main aims of the project, organised by a team of Christians from churches in the Felixstowe, Woodbridge and Ipswich, are to provide a creative focus for schools leading up to Christmas, raise awareness of poverty and injustice, and raise money for charity.

Tickets for the shows, which start at 7pm, are £6 and concessions £3, available from the Spa box office 01394 282126.

The 20-track CD of seasonal songs old and new and the DVDs are both £10 and will be available from Woolworths and the Co-op in Felixstowe; Black Tiles Post Office Stores at Martlesham; Co-op at Sidegate Lane/Colchester Rd, Music World, Queen Street, CYM centre, Great Colman Street, Ipswich; Debenham Co-op; Framlingham Co-op; Toymaster, Church Street, and Chocolate Shop, The Thoroughfare, Woodbridge; and many of the schools.

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SHOW FILE: See the show . . . schools taking part at the Spa will be:

Sunday December 7: Sir Robert Hitchams, Debenham; Sir Robert Hitchams, Framlingham; Earl Soham Primary; Stonham Aspal Primary.

Monday December 8: Wetheringsett Primary; Helmingham Primary; Occold Primary; St Joseph's, Ipswich; Rushmere Hall Primary; St Mary's Primary, Woodbridge.

Tuesday December 9: Cedarwood Primary, Kesgrave; St Mary's Primary, Ipswich; St Matthews Primary, Ipswich; St John's Primary, Ipswich.

Wednesday December 10: Henley Primary; Bucklesham Primary; Sidegate Lane Primary, Ipswich; St Margaret's Primary, Ipswich; Witnesham Primary; Otley Primary.

Thursday December 11: Woodbridge Primary; Creeting St Mary Primary; Eyke Primary; Kyson Primary, Woodbridge; Rendlesham Primary.

Friday December 12: Grange Primary, Felixstowe; Trimley St Mary Primary; Causton Junior, Felixstowe; Langer Primary, Felixstowe; Melton Primary; Sandlings Primary, Woodbridge.

Saturday December 13: Colneis Junior, Felixstowe; Kingsfleet Primary, Felixstowe; Trimley St Martin Primary; Amberfield.

December 11 will include a guest performance by Maidstone Rd Infants and December 13 by Fairfield Infants, both Felixstowe.

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