It will be third time lucky for Marsh Ladies Choir when it shares a stage in Lindley on Saturday December 17 for a concert with its guests, an ensemble of musicians from the West Yorkshire Police Band.

Together, the choir and band members will offer a programme of music they’ve dubbed A Christmas Fantasy.

This same concert line-up was first planned for 2020 which marked Marsh Ladies Choir’s 65th anniversary year. But the Christmas concert had to be put on hold due to Covid restrictions – and the same thing happened again last year!

No wonder choir and band are determined to make this a musical Christmas to remember as they present a programme of seasonal items at Lindley Methodist Church which has the emphasis on festive fun. They’ve even timed the concert for 2.30pm to offer a musical interlude from all that Christmas shopping.

The choir will be conducted by its musical director Ian Abbott, and Kim Kaye will be the accompanist as it sings, in its signature, warm style, a Yuletide cracker of a programme.

The ensemble of musicians from the West Yorkshire Police Band will be conducted by the band’s musical director Stephen Wood. The band’s contribution will include favourites such as Silent Night and Jingle Bells but they also promise a Christmas Spectacular.

There will be a chance too for the audience to get into the Christmas spirit with a number of traditional carols for everyone to join in. Interval refreshments will be served and there’s a fundraising raffle to win a Christmas hamper.

A Christmas Fantasy is on Saturday December 17 (2.30pm) at Lindley Methodist Church. Tickets cost £10 and are available by ringing 07712 767041 or alternatively, you can pay on the door.