Newbattle choir ready to perform

The Rough and Ready Choir in rehearsal.
The Rough and Ready Choir in rehearsal.

A MIDLOTHIAN community choir is in good voice for a grand concert finale.

The third and final week of the second Dalkeith Performing Arts Festival features the Rough and Ready Choir from Newbattle Abbey College.

The choristers will be singing next Wednesday at St Mary’s Church in the Park at 7.15pm.

The Rev Peter Harris recently visited the college for a conference and heard the choir at practice.

He said: “They are anything but rough and ready! They were practising in the crypt and the sound rising up was angelic – very impressive.”

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