A CHOIR from the Wee County is joining a national effort to tackle homelessness by performing a Christmas piece.

Clackmannanshire Choral Society has joined 50 other organisations, such as the London Philharmonic Choir, to take part in the initiative which will see them perform a piece by composer Paul Fincham.

All royalties from the purchases of music sheets for Ring the Bells, published by Boosey & Hawkes, will be sent to charity Crisis, which aims to tackle homelessness.

Clacks Choral is one of two Scottish choirs taking part and will perform the piece during their Christmas Concert next Saturday, December 7, at St Mungo's Parish Church in Alloa.

The concert, which will feature a seasonal variety with something to suit all tastes, will start at 7.30pm, tickets are £6 and are available from choir members or at the door.

Viv Fairchild, choir president, said: "Clacks Choral is delighted to be supporting such a good cause, particularly at Christmas time, and if we can use our efforts to help put a roof over someone's head in the cold weather then it's all worthwhile.

"I'd like to ask the people of Clackmannanshire to come and join us in this at our Christmas Concert."

A video of Clacks Choral performing Ring the Bells has also been shot and is being edited before it will be released on social media in the near-future.

Mike Nolan, musical director at Clacks Choral, added: "Ring the Bells is a challenging piece, but the choir is more than able to rise to it.

"It captures the spirit of Christmas and it will be a pleasure to perform it in live in front of a large audience."

Crisis works with thousands of homeless people every year across the UK with one-to-one support, advice and courses available for homeless people.

Ultimately, it is also hoping to end homelessness for good.

Jon Sparkes, CEO at Crisis, said: "Ring the Bells will help involve and unite choirs and singers all over Britain behind our mission to end homelessness and raise funds for vital services and campaigning to support homeless people at Christmas and beyond."

Ahead of the Christmas Concert, people will have the chance to catch Clacks Choral this Saturday, November 30, at St Mungo's Parish Church's Festival of Lights.

Following the festive gig, members of the choir will enjoy a short break before rehearsals resume for the Spring Concert on Monday, January 6, at 7pm, also at the church.

The choir always welcomes new members with no scary audition, head along at the above time or on any Monday night thereafter.