A BLEND of classical, modern and Scottish themes will entertain audiences at Clackmannanshire Chiral Society’s upcoming Spring Concert.

The choir will be singing into spring with the annual event organised for next Saturday, April 27, at St Mungo’s Parish Church in Alloa from 7.30pm.

There will be a wide range of different pieces to mark the season under the auspices of musical director Mike Nolan and accompanist Lawrence Wright.

One of the highlights will include an appearance from guest artiste Mairi McKellar with a virtuoso solo viola performance.

The young prodigy, aged 17, has a wealth of experience which she has been building up since she was nine.

Mairi has been a part of local Hillfoots Music for Youth, Stirling Orchestra, Edinburgh Youth Orchestra, the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra String Academy.

The concert promises to be a rare opportunity to see and hear the young talent perform live before she moves further north for an undergraduate music studies at Aberdeen University and to join the Grampian Youth Orchestra.

Viv Fairchild, choir president at Clacks Choral, said: “The arrival of Spring brings with it an opportunity for the 37 choir members to demonstrate what they’ve enjoyed rehearsing over the winter months.

“We’re particularly delighted to have Mairi McKellar perform at this concert as it fulfils the choir’s objective to promote youth in music.”

Following the concert, Clacks Choral will be looking forward to a special service marking the 200th anniversary of St Mungo’s Parish Church on June 20.

It will be then into a summer break, after which members will resume rehearsals in September at the usual time of 7pm each Monday at the Bedford Place church.

New members are always welcome at the choir and there is no scary audition. Get in touch via clackschoral.webs.com or find the group on Facebook.

Tickets for the Spring Concert are £6, available from choir members or at the door.