Catherine Tyldesley lights up The Christie Christmas Concert

Press release posted 16 November 2015

Coronation Street star Catherine Tyldesley is lighting up The Christie's Christmas Concert with a special guest performance.

The Christmas Concert is a festive fun-filled evening of entertainment that raises funds for the largest single site cancer centre in Europe treating more than 44,000 patients a year.

The concert takes place on 8th December in the beautiful surroundings of Manchester Cathedral.

Coronation Street star Catherine Tyldesley will also be joined by renowned Manchester singers Alexander Stewart and Natalie McGrath. Alexander will also be hosting the Christmas Concert for 2015.

Also performing will be Failsworth Community Band and children from Vernon Primary School, Poynton, Beaver Road Primary, Didsbury and Theatre Works, Bury singing a number of Christmas classics.

Catherine said: "I am absolutely thrilled to be performing at Manchester Cathedral this Christmas to raise vital funds for The Christie. The Cathedral is absolutely beautiful, steeped in history, and the acoustics are wonderful.

"I will be singing a couple of festive numbers, and a very special duet with singer Alexander Stewart, which will be very exciting for me as I'm a huge fan of his."

Stephen Anderson, events manager at The Christie said: "The Christie Christmas concert is always a very special evening with such a festive feel.

"We're very lucky to have the support of such singing superstars like Catherine, Alexander and Natalie - not to mention the choirs from Vernon Primary, Beaver Road and Theatre Works who will definitely bring the house down.

"Each and every pound we raise makes a real difference to our patients, their families and friends. Tickets are still available and I would encourage as many people as possible to come along to our spectacular concert."

The Christie charity supports the work of The Christie NHS Foundation Trust through its fundraising activities, and delivers projects, equipment and improvements that are over and above what the NHS funds. The charity has over 30,000 supporters who helped raise £13.3m last year.

To book tickets please call 0161 446 3988. Adult tickets are £12 and concession tickets are £8. Doors open on 8thDecember at 6.30pm and the concert begins at 7pm and finishes at 9.15pm. Further information is available at www.christies.org.

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