Final preparations underway for Shrewsbury's Carols in the Square

Final preparations are underway for Shrewsbury’s annual Carols in the Square concert.

The ever-popular event, which features music for all the family, takes place today from 5.30pm in the town’s Square.

The concert will include performances from Shrewsbury Brass Band, Shrewsbury Male Voice Choir and Lorna Crosse with the Young Performers’ Choir and will be broadcast live on BBC Radio Shropshire from 6pm.

The evening, which is being organised by Shrewsbury Town Council, will be hosted by radio presenter Eric Smith, who is currently appearing in the pantomime, Peter Pan, at Theatre Severn.

The concert will also be screened live via webcast by Shrewsbury-based company, Microvideo, at http://live.shrewsburysquare.com/

To allow the event to take place safely, High Street, Wyle Cop and Princess Street will be closed to vehicles from 5.30pm until 7.30pm.  The Square will be closed all day, from 8am until 9pm.

There will be free parking from 4pm at Abbey Foregate, St Julian’s Friars & Frankwell Main Long Stay Car Parks only and the Park & Ride service will be extended until 9pm.

Mayor of Shrewsbury, Councillor Beverley Baker said: “Once again we join with Radio Shropshire to bring you an amazing Christmas event.  Carols in the Square is now well established in the Christmas calendar and this year I am so pleased that we have Shrewsbury Brass Band and Shrewsbury Male Voice Choir leading the carols, alongside some of the young performers with Lorna Crosse.  I look forward to meeting lots of lovely locals ready to warm up with a winter sing!”

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