All set for annual EDP Festival of Carols event

Eastern Daily Press Festival of Carols 2011 at St Andrews Hall, Norwich.The EDP Festival Choir.Photo : Steve Adams Eastern Daily Press Festival of Carols 2011 at St Andrews Hall, Norwich.The EDP Festival Choir.Photo : Steve Adams

Tuesday, December 3, 2013
6:30 AM

Final preparations are being made for one of the highlights of the festive season.

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People will get the chance to belt out some of Britain’s favourite Christmas carols at the EDP’s Festival of Carols at St Andrews Hall, which is set to raise thousands of pounds for a very good cause.

The carol service, which will be held on Thursday is a wonderful opportunity to get together and sing all the Yuletide favourites.

The event, which has been running for 17 years, will raise funds for the EDP’s We Care Appeal, which supports unpaid carers of all ages.

This year’s host will be David Clayton, editor of BBC Radio Norfolk, and the station will broadcast the carols service on Christmas Day.

Nigel Pickover, editor-in-chief, who will perform a reading on the night, said: “The EDP’s Festival of Carols marks the start of the Christmas celebrations for a lot of people, and this year’s is set to be as inspiring and uplifting as ever.

“The event is well established in our county’s festive calendar, and brings together the EDP family for a joyful start to the Chrismas season. So much hard work goes into the wonderful performances delivered by the choirs and musicians, but the Festival of Carols is also about those who come along and lend their voices to a memorable evening of their favourite carols.

Lessons will also be read by Johnny Hustler, managing director of EDP publisher Archant Anglia, Paddy Seligman, chairman of the We Care Appeal and Peter Wilson, chief executive of Norwich Theatre Royal.

Tickets are £9 each. Doors open at 6.45pm for a 7.30pm start.

Tickets are available from the EDP office at Prospect House, in Rouen Road, Norwich, and you can purchase them online at www.edp24.co.uk/shop

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