A CONCERT is to be held in the New Kirk, Broughty Ferry, on December 8, the 50th anniversary of the Broughty Ferry lifeboat disaster in which the 'Mona' sank with the loss of all eight of her crew.
The concert is being held on the actual date of the disaster and is the only event planned for that date apart from a wreath laying ceremony on the river.
The music for the evening will be provided by the John Scrimger singers with the man himself at the piano.
John is well known to theatre-goers in the Tayside area. In Dundee he was the musical director of the very popular 'Sounds Spectacular' which was an annual fund-raising event at the Whitehall Theatre.
Perth theatre-goers will also know John very well as the musical director at Perth Theatre for a number of years.
He has regular concerts at Pitlochry Festival Theatre ranging from musicals to Gilbert and Sullivan and the music of Robert Burns. He travels Scotland for concerts.
John arranges his own music and at the concert the 22 singers will perform a number of his arrangements of songs for all ages
The guest artiste for the evening is one of Scotland's top sopranos, Mary Cameron from Dundee. Mary is delighted to be part of this anniversary concert and is looking forward to appearing back on home soil.
Included will be a musical tribute to the crews of the Broughty Ferry lifeboats from 1959 to 2009.
The music chosen is from 'Les Miserables' and, during the 12-minute tribute, film of the all the lifeboats over the 50 years will be screened to the audience. This will include rare footage of the ill-fated Mona, the film being taken only months before the disaster and will also include footage at the time of the disaster.
The concert in the church will start at 7.30 p.m. and all of the proceeds are going to the RNLI. Tickets priced 10 can be bought either at Gillies, Brook Street or by 'phoning 01382 541654.