A CHRISTMAS CD with songs performed by Darlington primary school children, choirs and professional musicians, is being sold to raise funds for local charities.

The Twelve Songs for Christmas CD, which includes a selection of hymns and Christmas songs is being released this week by Darlington Rotary.

Organiser of the project, Rotarian Jane Bradshaw, said: “Two choirs, two Darlington Primary schools, individual singers and even the Darlington Rotary council have sung their hearts out to raise funds for our charities.

“All the contributors have some connection to Rotary.

“We have a couple of professional musicians, but all of them are just singing for the joy of it.”

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St Teresa’s choir and The Little Choir from Teesdale, contain Rotary members.

Reid Street Primary and Abbey Junior School appear on the CD, and the schools have a Rotakids group, a junior section of Rotary.

Darlington Rotary president Peter Phillips said: “The Rotary council can hardly be said to be practised, but we really enjoyed singing out a couple of Christmas perennials at our November meeting, making it our most unusual agenda item to date.

“The CD will make a great backdrop to Christmas festivities and we hope plenty of people will buy it, as all the proceeds will go into our funds for local charities.”

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The CD will be sold for £7.50.

People can contact Darlington Rotary on dtonrotary@gmail.com to enquire about obtaining a copy.

Darlington Rotary comprises around 75 members from all walks of life, all denominations, all ethnicities and all orientations who are dedicated to aiding their community and having fun doing it.


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