Even before we have cruel frosts and deep, crisp snow, the run up to Christmas can be a fraught time. Abbey Consort have the perfect antidote – Seasonal Sparkle! St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church is the place to be at 3.00 pm on Saturday, 15thDecember when the Kelso-based choir, under the direction of James Letham, will present an attractive programme of seasonal favourites. From Gaudete to Good King Wenceslas (come along and find out the peasant’s name and his job!), the rousing Torches, plus modern classics from John Rutter and David Willcocks. Gustav Holst puts in an appearance with his charming Christmas Day – a medley of familiar traditional melodies – and there are several opportunities to join with the choir, with special parts for audience members – no audition necessary! Tickets are available from Hector Innes at a cost of £8 (children free), or on the door. Put some Seasonal Sparkle into your Christmas preparations!