Popular children’s concerts set to return to Banbury’s St Mary’s

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The hugely popular Children Singing for Children concerts are set to return to St Mary’s Church, Banbury, for a 15th year raising money for international children’s charities.

Organised by Banbury Rotary Club the event will feature choirs from 28 primary schools.

The children perform with professional musicians and each school’s choir will sing two songs of their own choice before the massed choir finale based on a ‘One World Theme’.

The finale will feature the song ‘Children Singing for Children’, composed specially for these concerts by local teacher Kate MacLean and arranged by local musician Mike Horth.

Organiser, Rotarian Jonathan Meredith said: “The concerts really are a win-win event; the children enjoy them, the teachers enjoy them, the parents and friends enjoy them, the LiveArts volunteers at St Mary’s enjoy them, Rotarians enjoy them and the children receiving support from the three charitable causes benefit hugely.”

This year’s chosen charities are Dogs for Good, a schools project in Sierra Leone and Purple4Polio.

Tickets for the 90 minute shows are just £5 and it runs from November 7 until November 10 from 7pm.

Tickets can be bought from participating schools until half term or from FashionFabrics, 13 Parsons St, Banbury.