COSMOS Children’s Community Choir is taking to the stage at St George’s Bristol for a free Christmas concert at 1pm on Friday (December 8).

They will be joined by other singers including Bedminster’s Big Friendly Choir, and the Merchants’ Academy Primary Choirs, for ‘Cosmos Choir and Friends’.

Cosmos is run by St George’s Bristol, as part of the charity’s education and learning programme.

The concert is one of the festive treats at the music venue, just of Park Street in Bristol. Other concerts this Christmas period range from world-class artists such as Claire Martin and The BBC Big Band, and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, to Bristol-based ensembles and choirs.

Cosmos Choir and Friends is directed by Mark Lawrence and Caitlin Callahan. The concert includes festive favourites such as Winter Wonderland, White Christmas, as well as arrangements of Jingle Bells, The Holly and The Ivy, and many more.

The Cosmos Choir members are children from south Bristol aged between eight and 13, and who have also recently performed on board SS Great Britain, in Southmead Hospital and as part of the South Bank Arts Trail. They also found regional fame when they were featured on BBC Points West.

Head of Education Catherine Freda commented: “We are delighted to be welcoming back these fantastic young choirs for their annual St George’s lunchtime concert, with a sparkling selection of songs to welcome in the festive season.

“Cosmos is a children’s community choir run through St George’s Education programme, bringing inspiration and opportunities to the young singers of South Bristol for over eight years now.”

She added: “This concert from Cosmos Choir and Friends is a free event and a wonderful way to celebrate Christmas.”

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