Christmas concert brings in festive cheer to Clyde Valley

Delighted St Andrew's Hospice representative Donna McLellan (above, back centre) accepts a cheque for �600 from some of the young performers at Clyde Valley's 'An Evening of Music for Christmas'.
Delighted St Andrew's Hospice representative Donna McLellan (above, back centre) accepts a cheque for �600 from some of the young performers at Clyde Valley's 'An Evening of Music for Christmas'.
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THE theatre at Clyde Valley High School was packed almost to capacity for the annual ‘Evening of Music for Christmas’ on the last Tuesday of term.

The school was delighted to welcome so many friends and guests from across the local community who joined with staff, parents and pupils for the traditional Christmas event.

Anne Traynor, principal teacher of performing arts, Stefanie Frame and Joyce Halliburton masterminded a wonderfully varied programme that showcased the wide range of musical and acting talent in Clyde Valley, as well as reminding everyone about the true spirit of Christmas.

Ricky Owens and Glenn McBride, two of the school captains, acted as hosts and kept proceedings running smoothly before finding time to perform with Blue Diamond, the rock band, for the final three numbers.

One of the evening’s highlights saw pupils presenting Donna McLellan, of St Andrew’s Hospice in Airdrie, with a £600 cheque, raised through ticket and raffle ticket sales.

Headteacher Ian Sommerville rounded off the evening by wishing everyone a peaceful and happy Christmas before the entire company brought the house down with a lively rendition of Slade’s classic ‘Merry Christmas Everybody’.