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Carol Concert

Choirs at St Mary's Cathedral

Carols for Christmas

Tickets are now on sale so get your voice in tune and sing your way down to the BBC's reception in Middlesbrough and secure your seat for the annual BBC Tees Carols for Christmas event on Sunday 14 December.

Each year BBC Tees celebrates Christmas with a special event attended by over 1000 people. It is a time where we come together to listen to festive messages, contemplate readings and sing our hearts out.

BBC Tees' John Foster, Alastair Brownlee, Ged Robinson and Mike Hill will be amongst those who will be at the festive celebration. BBC Tees reporter Emma Borthwick, who has surprised the rest of the team with her angelic voice, will also sing at the event.

The Cleveland Police Band, Thornaby Youth Choir and Bev Tester will be performing at the event which returns to the impressive setting of Middlesbrough Town Hall after being held at St Mary's Cathedral in Coulby Newham for the last two years.

Sunday Breakfast presenter Mike Hill will host the event which will be broadcast at 3pm on Christmas Eve and 9am on Christmas Day.

£1 from every ticket sold will go straight to the BBC Children in Need appeal.

Tree for Life

Teesside Hospice’s Tree of Life was established in 1996 and will be blessed at the event.

Every year throughout the Christmas period the tree stands proudly in The Mall Middlesbrough and allows people to remember loved ones by placing a dedication on the tree.

The annual appeal makes a significant contribution towards the cost of continuing specialist palliative care, free of charge in the local community.

Commended choir

Thornaby Village School Choir will be performing at the event after their recent success at a national music festival.

They were among local musicians and singers who received special recognition after performing at the National Festival of Music for Youth in Birmingham.

In the junior section, Thornaby's Village School Choir received a Highly Commended award while About Time, a soul band from Egglescliffe School, received a Highly Commended performance award in the Rock, Pop and Urban Music category.

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The Teesside Hospice brings hope

Emma Richardson, a music teacher at Thornaby Village School, said: "The children were amazing.

"We only had 20 members, whereas other choirs had maybe 70 or 80, so we looked a bit teeny weeny on stage. But they weren't fazed one bit and stood up and performed wonderfully in front of an audience of thousands."

Buy your tickets

Tickets cost £2 and are available in advance from the following outlets. A limited number of tickets will also be available on the door on the day.

BBC Tees
Newport Road

Tel: 01642 225211
Open: Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm

Teesside Hospice
410 Linthorpe Road

Tel: 01642 355866

Middlesbrough Town Hall
Box Office
Corporation Road

Tel: 01642 81 51 81

last updated: 11/12/2008 at 08:56
created: 31/10/2008

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