Society’s centenary concert is set to be big hit

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THE finishing touches are being put to preparations for Hawick Amateur Operatic Society’s centenary concert later this month.

Packed with songs from nearly all the shows over the last century – including Hello Dolly, Calamity Jane, Fiddler on the Roof and My Fair Lady – the opera’s showpiece event will take place on September 16 and 17 in the town hall.

An opera spokesperson told the Hawick News: “The company has worked really hard over the summer under the production team of musical director Derek Calder, choreographer Anne Anderson and producer Brian McGlasson.

“And we are delighted that many past-members have also joined in, such as Letta Dalgleish, Rita and George Storie, Pat Sutherland, Billy Jardine, Jim Wallace and Ron Watson. We are also delighted that Elliot Goldie will be singing one or two solos.”

Tickets for the concerts are £7, and are available from The Honey Pot, Home and Baby shop on the High Street.

Doors open at 7pm with the concert starting at 7.30pm each night. Seating on the Saturday is at tables.