A community choir is planning something big for their 20th birthday and hope for lots of interest to help them celebrate.

Tynedale Community Choir will be celebrating their 20th Birthday with a festival of singing around Hexham including singing workshops led by well-known songwriter and workshop leader Ali Burns and a finale concert at the Queen's Hall on Saturday, June 25.

The choir was founded in 2002 and has been a 'longstanding Tynedale institution' which welcomes any singing ability. 

The team wants to make sure the event is 'bigger and better' than their tenth anniversary.

Throughout the day, the workshops will be open to all ages and voices.
Although the date is set, more details of the birthday festival will be available later via the Tynedale Community Choir Facebook pages and Queens Hall Arts Centre.

Meanwhile, if anyone is interested in joining the group before and after the event, they regularly 'raise the roof' at Trinity Church Hall in Hexham on Mondays in term time, from 7.30 until 9p.m.

The choir is being led through the winter by musician and performer Bridie Jackson while the regular musical director, Kathryn Davidson Armstrong is on maternity leave.