Get into the festive spirit with the Emergency Service Christmas Carol Concert | Knutsford Times

Get into the festive spirit with the Emergency Service Christmas Carol Concert

By on December 1, 2018

Next Tuesday sees the Emergency Services Christmas Carol Concert take place at Chester Cathedral.

The magical night on 4 December and will see Cheshire Constabulary, Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service and North West Ambulance Service join forces to provide a free evening of traditional Christmas carols and Yuletide music, in the magical setting of the Cathedral on Abbey Square.

The evening promises something for all the family with renditions of festive favourites sung by the heavenly voices of Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service Choir, North West Ambulance Service Choir and children from Davenham CE Primary School.

The Cheshire Constabulary band will also be there playing brass and drums to entertain the audience.

The concert, which starts at 7.30pm, has an exciting programme with favourite carols such as O Come, All Ye Faithful and Once in Royal David’s City mingled in with traditional readings, and lasts for approximately one hour.

Chief Fire Officer Mark Cashin said: “We have been running the concert in conjunction with our fellow emergency services for the last 14 years now and have found it to be extremely popular.

“The concert is a fantastic opportunity for people to get into the Christmas spirit by joining in with the festive music in the magnificent surroundings of Chester Cathedral.”

Acting Chief Constable Janette McCormick said: “In protecting people and responding to emergencies our staff increasingly work together in partnership. It is only fitting therefore, that we also join together outside our day to day work for this seasonal celebration.

“Chester Cathedral is a wonderful setting for our joint event and we hope everyone comes along to enjoy the festive atmosphere.”

Representatives from each of the emergency services will be there in uniform along with local dignitaries and anyone else who would like to attend the free evening.

The Cathedral doors open at 7pm for the concert which starts at 7.30pm.

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