Christmas carols and brass band concert in Great Yarmouth

Norfolk Fellowship Brass performing. Picture: James Bass

Norfolk Fellowship Brass performing. Picture: James Bass - Credit: James Bass

With less than a month to go until the big day, there are still plenty of events in Great Yarmouth to get you in the festive mood – and raise some money for good causes.

Brass band

• First up is the Norfolk Fellowship Brass Christmas Concert, which will take place in the prestigious Assembly Room, at the Town Hall, on Friday, December 9, at 7.30pm.

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The popular brass band will be joined by friends offering Christmas songs and readings. Tickets cost £10 per person, including a Christmas drink and a mince pie during the interval. There will also be a special visit from Santa.

The event is in aid of Palliative Care East and Sunbeams Play, the chosen charities of Cllr Malcolm Bird, the mayor of the Great Yarmouth borough.

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Tickets are available on the door, or in advance by contacting Laura Goodman, civic events officer, on 01493 846125 or

Carol concert

• The public is also invited to join Cllr Bird and Sir William Cubitt, the High Sheriff of Norfolk, at the Annual Civic Carol Service, which will take place at Great Yarmouth Minster, on Monday, December 12, from 7pm. People are asked to be seated by 6.50pm.

Carols in the Minster, organised by Great Yarmouth Borough Council, is a free sing-along service which aims to spread some festive cheer and raise money for the Minister and the mayor's charities.

The service will be followed by refreshments of mulled wine, sausage rolls, mince pies and soup. The service and refreshments are free-of-charge, but donations are welcome and will be split equally between the Minster and the mayor's charities.

Cllr Bird said: 'I am overjoyed that this year we have two major musical events to herald Christmas and raise some much-needed money for good causes.

'I am grateful to Norfolk Fellowship Brass for offering to perform in aid of my charities, an idea which came about following the successful Festival of Remembrance earlier this year

'This concert will be followed by the civic carol service, which has always proved popular, with about 500 people attending each year.

'I hope that hundreds of people will again come along to the Minster, join in with the service and help to support some worthy causes.'

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