Enjoy a High Voltage night out and help Christian Aid at the same time

If you head to St Mary’s in Twyford this weekend you’ll find yourself in a bit of a squeeze.

Organisers of a concert are hoping that it will be standing room only as two local music groups join forces for a good cause.

Reading Accordion Group (RAG) and The High Voltage Singers will present a concert for Christian Aid Week at the church and are promising a fun night out for all.

The bill includes show tunes, stirring marches, beautiful airs, jazz, swing, rock ‘n’ roll and even a sing-along, all in aid of the international aid agency.

The Reading Accordion Group celebrates its silver anniversary this year and has tirelessly raised money for charities, performing everywhere it can, including retirement clubs and homes.

The group perform on piano accordions, which are versatile instruments with a unique sound. RAG adds that it contains a whole orchestra in a box.

Singing alongside them are High Voltage, a four-part harmony vocal group based in Twyford.

They were formed in 2010 and have a great time with their combined love of music and sense of humour.

They sing a range of music from classical through to modern, jazz, Christian and rock ‘n’ roll.

Recently, they performed in towns and villages in South West France, teaming up with French choirs for their shows.

Their unique team-up will take place at St Mary’s Church in Station Road, Twyford on Saturday, May 17 from 7.30pm.

Tickets will cost £8 in advance or £3 for under 16s or, if available, £10 on the door. They can be purchased from Brighton’s Newsagents in London Road, via the RAG website (booking fee applies) or by calling Chris Easton on 0118 934 0795.

Chris, from RAG, said: “There are also light refreshments in the interval and there’s a raffle.

“All profits go to Christian Aid who have a vision – an end to poverty – and they believe it can become a reality, come and help them fund that vision.”

For more details, log on to www.raggroup.co.uk