Concert raises £250

Charity concert

Charity concert

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MUsic by the Mitton Singers proved entertaining enough to raise money for a worthwhile local cause.

A charity concert was held at The United Reformed Church, raising £250 money for the Clitheroe Salvation Army.

Organised by Katie Marshall, of the Citizen’s Advice Bureau, the performers were welcomed by Envoy Brenda Wise, associate officer of the Clitheroe Salvation Army and thanks were expressed to all concerned by commanding officer Capt. Elizabeth Smith.

The performers were the Mitton Singers, of which Katie Marshall is a member, Sarah Chew, a soloist and Brassik Ensemble, a brass quintet, of which one member is the son of Capt. Smith.

Another member of the brass quintete was Vahan Salorian, who featured in the BBC Documentary, “Goldie’s Band – By Royal Appointment”.

The final part of the documentary went on air as Vahan performed at the concert in Clitheroe.

A spokesman for the charity evening said: “The concert was varied and the musicianship of a very high standard. The audience were enthralled by the variety of music and the professional standard of all who took part. As this was a charity concert fees were waived by the musicians.

“The Salvation Army gratefully received a donation of £250, which will be used to give practical help to people in crisis, in Clitheroe and the Ribble Valley.”